ice rivers

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I have 413 stories published in 16 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 68664 times and 71 of my stories have been cherry picked.
6 of my 279 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 7 votes

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My stories


The Old Ball Game

One of my colleagues, a guy named Fred Carbone, got into as much trouble as I did for having classrooms that were not quiet. Neither Fred nor I...

Mister Badger

I became a teacher for many reasons, one of them being Mr. Badger. Mister Badger was my history teacher during my junior year. Badger associated good...


Don't get me wrong. I am happy with my writing "career"/ compulsion I've always had the readers that I want to have. I imagine all of you when I...

Wild Bill From Babylon

I'm starting to wonder how long I will last. I'm already older than I deserve to be; based on the way that I've conducted my life. I want to give...

Celebrating Midnight Mary

He got him some cigars and some scratches For the price of a Yankee Budweiser. Some chips full of horses and radishes To remember a birthing, oh yes...


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