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Title: See All “I see it.” “What do you see?” “What you are looking for.” “How do you know what I am looking for?” “That is very obvious.” “I can’t believe I am talking to a giraffe.” “I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Cover letter to competition submission

Title: Fortune Cookie Nightmare Cover Letter: This essay is submitted in the spirit of Payton James Freeman. He fought against the odds, and lived well beyond his life expectancy. WE, and I mean ALL of US, have a fight on … Continue reading

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“Beginning”

Title: Beginning He stood at the counter clutching the order receipt. When the clerk turned, her shocked expression reminded him of his disheveled appearance. Despite the additional sleeping pills, he didn’t sleep well last night. His mind fixated on what … Continue reading

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Fortunate Fate

A beautiful-young woman was sitting alone in the small Chinese restaurant, tears streaming down her cheeks, a crushed fortune cookie on the table. That image has been with me for years. I had resisted the temptation to stay in my … Continue reading

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July 31 -Aug 5, Story and Discussion Thread, 2015 Short Story Writing Contest: SCENARIO – A BOOK IS FOUND THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING. In 4000 characters or less.

“Book of Discovery” She knelt at the window, watching them load the rental truck. It seemed like yesterday she watched him move in. She never met him. Now, it was too late. She had looked through her apartment peephole, just … Continue reading

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