ice rivers

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I have 428 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80400 times and 76 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 288 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 7 votes

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My stories

Real Fake Mr. Drysdale

C'mon up on the porch. Sit a spell. Kick your shoes off. Grab a beverage while I tell you a little story about the new South. Because the market is...
Gold cherry

Validation at Fast Phil's (Yeah Yeah Yeah)

As already confessed, I have a predilection towards singing the words "wild cherry cola" over and over in my brain. When I mentioned this to my wife...

Wild Cherry Cola Yeah Yeah Yeah

I was listening to the Kinks sing Lola and drinking a wild cherry cola when the obsession began. My wild cherry cola tasted like champagne Champagne...

Blind Spot

Even though we are licensed drivers in New York, in order to get a driver's license in North Carolina, we had to take a test on road signs and get...

Class of 1917 Reunion

1967 was a very good year for Sinatra. I was a junior in college and at the top of my undergrad game. I was still young enough to rock and roll. I...


6 of my comments have received 7 Great Feedback votes

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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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Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018

Kayfabe is a carnival term for never letting a non- carny in on the secrets of the carny. Wrestling has a long association with carnivals.

Bad guys are always bad guys in kayfabe and they hate good guys in kayfabe which is like pretending...

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Posted in Donald Trump in the beginning

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i'm beginning to agree

Posted on Mon, 18 Dec 2017

in some ways i've resisted this mine because it seems too easy. Ya know the ageless bugaboo of thinking that it can't be any good unless it's a creative struggle. I should be old enough at this stage to realize this and appreciate the gold mine...

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Posted in Ralph and Big Dave

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I like it

Posted on Thu, 31 Aug 2017

I think I could use some indentations.

My favorite line....."In a way, it’s sort of like I’m feeling the story, connected with the characters beyond sight. Truly in touch with it, if you want.”

want might be will

Good work...

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Posted in Eyes

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very promising

Posted on Sun, 21 Feb 2016

I will continue to read which is the height of compliment, isn't it?

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Posted in Mistress and Servant Part 1

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paragraphing is important

Posted on Sun, 14 Feb 2016

yes it is and your paragraphing style moves the reader briskly through the content. Maybe reconsider the commas in the last sentence. I love it when stories end with a very short parageraph. Bravo

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Posted in Play, You...Play Me