Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Desensitizing of America

Last night, I watched the pilot of a new program on television. The show was about a former FBI agent who was called back to help find a serial killer that escaped prison. The criminal in the show had violently … Continue reading

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The Place I Most Want To Go

Greetings, Before you read this short story, allow me to offer a brief intro to my reasons for writing it. I belong to a small writer’s group here in Oregon. Each month, we have a short story contest with a … Continue reading

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Captains

I wrote this poem for my brother-in-law, Scott, who served 30 years as a firefighter/paramedic. He retired as a Captain. To all of the public servants, military personnel and others who live their lives in service to others, you have … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Beaches

Ash Creek Writer’s Group Short Stories Contest, 2012 The forecast called for sun three straight days, a rarity on Oregon’s coast. It had been a long wait to the retirement celebration for a close friend. No dogs, no kids, no … Continue reading

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She Has a Way About Her

I knew it from the moment she was born she was no ordinary human. The midwife had worked with me through 22 hours of labor to honor my wishes for natural childbirth. Once born, my baby girl was placed in … Continue reading

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