ice rivers

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I have 598 stories published in 22 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 171249 times and 119 of my stories have been cherry picked.
12 of my 483 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 13 votes

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My stories

Mitzi's Slice of Life

Today was gonna be a lucky day for somebody, most likely Fritz. Mitzi slept in and was in no rush so she took her sweet time doing her makeup. She...
Gold cherry

Bighorn on the Rocks

*/ Forty plus years ago, on a startling, clear August afternoon, I was smack dab in the middle of everywhere, the Grizzly Mountains of Montana. To be...

Her Smile

Like most husbands, I am captivated and beguiled by the smile of my wife. I'm not much of a smiler so she's got to do the work for two as we tango...


We had been overwhelmed. We had cursed our coming creation. Get the goddamned thing over with. We resisted the urge to push. We were Full and ready...

Full Filler

The engineer has the indomitability to rise again and ask the most basic and devilish question. "So, what's it about?" This is my answer and I hope...


12 of my comments have received 13 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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what's the name of that story....gotta read it

Posted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Yeah, I've been giving my work away for free for yers and people learn to think that its worthless and don't read it. Like the guy who was trying to get rid of  a refrigerator. He put it on the curb and said FREE. Nobody gtook it. After a couple...

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Posted in Fulfilled

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Haven't seen Victoria

Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2019

Birdman was great and Baumbach keeeps getting better and better. If I go back to the most significant two hours of my life, the night that I met my wife, I can truly recall maybe five minutes of it in my memory and I've been trying to writre...

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Posted in Filler Up With Rosebuds

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Brings back

Posted on Sun, 24 Nov 2019

a reminder of that first argument...the shock of it...the suddeness of it...the innocence of it.....the pain of it......the consequential/inconsequentiality of it....."I'm looking through you, where did you go, I thought I kew you, what did I...

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Posted in Philosophy and Cappuccino

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Posted on Thu, 03 Oct 2019

what ahm tawkin' bout. Love it

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Posted in American Diaspora

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The empty seat

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

My father filled that seat and left it to me.

Thank you

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Posted in On An Imminent Death

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The problem comes in when I'm

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

The problem comes in when I'm writing a novella. If the scenes don't attract attention in the beginning, they become far less "compelling" to new readers as the work continues. As of now, only 11 peple at the most, are up to date on what I'm...

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Posted in Short Cherry Rant

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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