Category Archives: short fiction

Christmas

That voodoo that you do…. (Encore)

I’m tossing this one back out a second time since it garnered some positive reactions the first time. It’s something I think of as almost urban fantasy. This one comes by way of a little town in Mississippi. It was … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer — Part Five (Encore)

This will be my first post for 2022, and while the content isn’t brand new, the sentiment behind the story will never go out of date. Please understand, I love teachers; I even married one! And I do a bit … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Four (Encore)

“A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.” ~Ogden Nash For most children, Christmas morning is the most magical part of the most magical time of the year. But … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Three (Encore)

      “To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”  –Brandi Snyder The gate agent wears a Santa Claus hat, but offers neither a smile nor a “Ho ho … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part Two (Encore)

“I don’t believe in mathmatics” — Albert Einstein The intensity of the cold surprised Toby as much as his sudden and painful arrival–face down in a layer of feathery snow too thin to cushion him from the hard-pack beneath it. … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer–Part One (Encore)

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.” ~Delo McKown “They’re gone,” Mrs. Binderburg said. She set a plate of cookies on the kitchen table and lowered herself into a straight-backed chair. She stared at the cookies for a time, … Continue reading

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A Fairy Free Fairy Tale

It’s Halloween 2021, we’re supposed to post scary stuff, right? Well, this is about as close as I’m liable to get. Yes, I know it’s a bit long, but I think you’ll like it. The Crown and the Crone (Encore) … Continue reading

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A Not So Simple Case of Stage Fright (Encore)

Here’s something a little different. Possibly even suitable for a younger audience. Let me know what you think. “I’m done for,” Jack told himself. “If I weren’t such a chicken, I’d ride my bike out on the interstate until somebody … Continue reading

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A Merger on Father’s Day (Encore)

Here it is, Father’s Day again, so here’s a tale which is, at least, marginally about a father and son. I hope my own kids don’t think I treated them like this. My pride in them has no bounds.  Aaron … Continue reading

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Who Else Would You Ask, If You Could? (Encore)

Note: Since my bride and I were on vacation this past week, I didn’t get as much writing time in as I usually do. So, I’m reposting a tale written a while back. I hope you find it amusing. This … Continue reading

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