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The Way of the Wolf……cont’d….part three

The Way of the Wolf……cont’d….part three

The hunter contemplated as he gathered wood for a fire, the wolf pack will travel over fifty miles each day over the harshest terrain while he and Dan would weary themselves covering half that much. No, he wouldn’t find the wolf pack by chasing it, through introspection […]

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The Way of the Wolf…..cont’d….part two

The Way of the Wolf…..cont’d….part two

Unsuccessful in their hunt, the wolf pack retreated to the close pine forest to huddle against the black, cold, early April night. The big gray wolf closed his eyes against the strain of the day, resigned to his fate as a hunter, content now in the close, […]

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The Way of the Wolf

The Way of the Wolf

The largest of the pack, the big gray wolf, went out ahead, moving carefully along the wind-swept, grim landscape, his orange eyes glaring in the side of his head, his quivering ears peaked, not indulgent, not trusting his strength as a leader, but accepting it. They were […]

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End of the Carnival

End of the Carnival

Through the endless night the red rockets exploded overhead while the crowd of people laughed and kissed and made love to the music of the mariachi bands that had left the small cantinas and cafés to play in the street until the early morning when the sun […]

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The Angel That Fell To Earth

The Angel That Fell To Earth

There is no greater ignominy for an angel in his blissful orbit than to lose his bearings, flying too close to earth, his wings unable to bear the turbulence from the clutter below, and get sucked into the maelstrom. This is what happened to Philo; broken and […]

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Underground

Underground

Zinc sat quietly, unobserved, in the corner of the crowded barroom on a Saturday night, pay day for the Homestake Mine, the major employer in the small company town tucked away in a steep, cragged valley in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He had always been […]

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All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

He knew they were coming; they had to come. And even though he desired to go on living, he didn’t know why. Animal instinct, he guessed. He’d face his fate with dignity, there was no other choice; you didn’t reason with these men, they had one mission: […]

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A Fantasy (for Kayden Lee)

A Fantasy (for Kayden Lee)

A young girl of seven stood in the tall yellow grass under the stark trees on the shore of the vast green lake watching, quietly, for the fearful sea monster that she believed lived far below the surface of the lake. Her mother had told her about […]

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Mad Scientist

Mad Scientist

Why are some of us so inclined to wander, never really able to settle in one place for very long? Is it genetic, or the result of the way we were raised? I don’t know its causes, but I’ve always been plagued with this chronic restlessness. Recently, […]

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A Halloween Story

A Halloween Story

It was a blood moon cold night in late October in 1988. Halloween night. With my wife and daughter, I lived in a small cabin on a large ranch outside a small town in a cold valley in the mountains of Colorado, where the Blue and Muddy […]

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