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I have 725 stories published in 23 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 221012 times and 155 of my stories have been cherry picked.
27 of my 624 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 30 votes

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Mahoney's Office

I was shocked if not surprised at the death of Mahoney. I learned about it last week. The last time I saw him, he didn't look good although he was always too closely resembling (in his own words) either a "young Peter Lorre or an old Orson Welles". One thing he had was a hand that was perfect for holding a glass of beer no matter what size. We used to drink together when we were young and have the most confounding of conversations which always made sense to us but were threatening/infuriating/hilarious to others. I dug his massive vocabulary and he dug mine. We didn't get a chance to use them as much as we would have liked, so when we got together, we jazzed it up. We often talked of baked otters and black out shades and redundant ethnic quips. I've been trying for the last couple of days to write something about Mahoney when I came to inspiration point and tried to imagine the kind of conversation/ observation/dissertationwe would have shared on the available topic had we had another chance to kick it around and chop it up. I'm gonna name this "piece" Mahoney's Office after him and bid my bud adieu.
Cherry

To Unfreeze In The Future

Saturday night, twenty years past. I was on the couch filling time in the cave when my daughter Mary came down to join me. Mary was eight years old...
Cherry

Knockouts and Knockdowns

After Gene Fullmer outpointed Sugar Ray Robison in their first fight, Gene was favored to win the rematch. He was ahead in that fight entering the...

A Six Pack of Beer

A six pack of beer is a wondrous commodity The amount is balanced to preserve soberiety. When you learn to pace When we were young and hated the...
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20 Cartoons Not Downtown

Once upon a time, Downtown Rochester was a wonderland. We had first run distributor theaters like the Loew's, The RKO Palace and the Paramount. We...
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27 of my comments have received 30 Great Feedback votes

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just below the surface

Posted on Mon, 03 Aug 2020

in the darkness where falling to greater depth is flying. We are only fearsome at the surface where we misunderstand and are misunderstood simultaneously.

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Posted in Sea Monsters

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Reminders of unconditional love

Posted on Mon, 20 Jul 2020

bring us courage every time that we connect with them.  A beautiful, heart felt poem that will touch the heart of all readers.

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Posted in "Anna's Blanket"

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simply irresistible

Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017

a few clean up notes

get rid of a couple "littles"

clarify this sentence" The look, in her mind’s eye, that right now made her want to her jump right back on one and go home"

seek alternatives to the word "seem" ( appear,...

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Posted in Wrinkles

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juxtaposition

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

is a key to imagination. Imagination is a key to creativty. Creativity is a key to inspiration. Thank you for this imaginative, creative, inspiring piece.

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Traumas scalded to retinas indeed

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

It's not enough to close our eyes and pretend trauma didn't happen. Even with our eyes closed, our heart has a vision of its own that persists like Camembert melting on an abandoned shore that never retreats into the waves of non-chalance. 

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Drew

Posted on Sat, 09 May 2020

Wonderful news. I'm very proud of you. Is the book still available on Amazon or Kindle. You've put in the time as well as being an inspiration to many of us, myself included. Best of luck

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Posted in Flamingo Dreams

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Inspiration

Posted on Fri, 17 Jul 2020

When I was a kid, my teacher said that it was impossible to read all the books in our school library even in the course of a lifetime. Now that I'm getting older, I feel an urgency to read the ones that I've missed and I realize that I have soo...

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Posted in "Once Upon a Place to Read"

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Such an obvious gift

Posted on Sat, 04 Jul 2020

for narrative. I'm into the story and I plan on staying with it. You know how to spin a yarn.

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Posted in "Past and Present" Chapter 1

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delicious

Posted on Thu, 25 Jun 2020

really sets a scene....not sure if I like the last name "Seeker" but aside from that I took the journey and can relate to it. I definitely enjoy your writing and  appreciate your comments on mine and yeah Jenny is a great help isn't she.

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Posted in "Antediluvian Trouble" Chapter 3

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yeah

Posted on Tue, 23 Jun 2020

I'm begiining to rethink the significance of closed eye inspiration. When we're listening to music, it's natural to close our eyes...particularly when listening to jazz. Our readers can't close their eyes when they read, unless they're reading...

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Posted in Under and Above Village Influence (Oh Yeah)

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