ice rivers

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I have 1309 stories published in 31 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 701794 times and 316 of my stories have been cherry picked.
69 of my 1,206 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 71 votes

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Cherry

Say the Name

Slowly, slowly, slowly and then suddenly. Like most Americans, I'm smart but I have very limited intelligence, Whatever intelligence I gather is...

Four Phone Calls Away

Donald, Donald, listen up. Ya gotta do this and do it quick. Call Nikki Haley. And I mean now. Here’s what you say "Nikki, this is Donald. We had...
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Cherry

Chemistry Lingers

Watch out now. I'm about to get all English teachery. The subject is chemistry and the chemistry is from Shakespeare. Yeah, let's talk about Romeo...
Cherry

An Unforgiving Blizzard

We had been preparing for weeks, for months, for years. We were woefully unprepared in every way We didn't expect a blizzard on March 8. We had no...

Sad Happy Meal

Busy, busy, busy but not as busy as I remember it from last century. The cost is too much for the products and the vibe is kinda desperate. Yeah,...

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69 of my comments have received 71 Great Feedback votes

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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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good advice

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

I taught Creative Writing for 20 years. I woukld have been the person giving you the same advice you gave me, which is great feedback as I indicated. I have been writing for over 60 years now...i love it.....i can't help it....fish gotta swim...

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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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kayfabe

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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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

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