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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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The Letter

The Letter

The four blasts from the northbound train’s air horn echoed along the hollow, pre-dawn morning. I had been awake for over an hour but had stayed in bed reflecting on how the day’s events might unfold. The four resounding blasts faded imperceptibly into the empty morning, replaced […]

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Noah

Noah

On the way home from delivering the letter to Beckett, I thought about her, and what I’d just put her through. I couldn’t get her out of my mind. But what had I put her through? It was the position that Noah had put me in, I […]

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