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RRR: One Night in Punxsutawney

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I posted this last year. Then the lovely and talented Helen Howell volunteered to record a narration of it …

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Lie Down, You’re Dead

I was crawling into the bar. It occurred to me that I had crawled out of a few — even got carried …

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Toys in the Attic

I often jot down story ideas and titles that I intend to work on later. Sometimes, those notes languish for years before …

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Spark: Betsy Brung ‘im Home

Writers are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” The answer, for me anyway, is pretty much everywhere. Here is the …

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Betsy Brung ‘im Home

Thomas Jefferson Gardner clicked his tongue. The old workhorse, Betsy, slowly pulled the hack away from the schoolhouse. Raucous kids bounced around …

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The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo

Image: Dragon with Girl Tattoo by Tim VanSant, based on the photo Chinese Water Dragon, Princess of Wales conservatory, Kew Gardens (Christine …

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A Hanging

I shutter to think of it now. I’m not cut out for cloak and dagger work. I lost my valance and drooped …

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RRR: A Good Book for School

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The story that I planned to post this week ended up leading me into some new research… so it’s …

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The Spirit of Christmas

Click to hear the narration: I don’t remember exactly how old I was — just on the cusp of believin’ and not …

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3SP: Alternative Christmas

As much as I like Christmas music, sometimes I need a break from traditional carols. Somewhere between Christmas Traditions and Grandma Got …