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I have 619 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 506260 times and 108 of my stories have been cherry picked.
20 of my 400 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 20 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

A Gathering of the Lads

The band played with the ardor of a group of mendicants attacking a free lunch. The bunting and posters were hung in a lavish array of red white and...

Good Intentions

Good intentions often aren’t enough When we were younger, our schools and parents trained us to be of service to others. The practice probably...
Gold cherry

Pictures in the Clouds

Long ago and far away, in a land beneath the clouds, there lived a simple watermelon farmer named Waldo. He was a distant cousin of the famous “Jack...

The Beachers

For the last few generations, on the outer fringes of Buffalo’s waterfront, sat an old industrial area that had lain waste for generations. Nothing...
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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King I post this article annually, to pay tribute to a very special American leader, Martin Luther King. I think it appropriate to do...

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20 of my comments have received 20 Great Feedback votes

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Interesting observation, Ewan

Posted on Tue, 22 Nov 2022

Interesting observation, Ewan, We explain their audacity and their clueless state of understanding abhorent behavior with the saying "You can't shame the shameless." It is an awful confluence of nuanced messianic vision, outsized egos and avarice...

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Posted in Remembering John Fitzgerald Kennedy- 60 years later

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verbal portrait worthy of a Winslow Homer

Posted on Sun, 24 Jul 2022

Great verbal portrait, Paul. I could "see" what you described as well as feel the wind and the ocean spray sweeping across the moors on a chilly dusk. Winslow Homer tried to capture what you have written and did so artfully, as you have done. A...

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Posted in The Artist of Swanage Downs

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I couldn't summarize it any

Posted on Sun, 29 May 2022

I couldn't summarize it any better, David.

Thanks,

JXM

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Posted in Novel solutions on gun control

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David, Paul, Celtic Man,

Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022

David, Paul, Celtic Man,

             Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate your comments in the spirit in which they were given.

             JXM

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Posted in Corona Log Entry 25/4/22

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Jen,

Posted on Sun, 27 Mar 2022

Jen,

        Thank you for ethereal visions of a land of make believe, that we all wish we could visit. Sugar plums abounding in small minds, faeries alight on the wind. Butterflies, colorful and flutttering, ditsracting to the eyes. It is...

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Posted in Journey Into Fairy Woodland Part One

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Congratulations

Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2022

Congratulations on finishng your second book, Ice:) What you have written is now etched in the marrow of everyone's collective memory. Rest and recover for a bit. Everything in life is a story. There is a whole world of stories waiting for you to...

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Posted in Salad Day I Suppose

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The blended imagery, of old

Posted on Tue, 22 Feb 2022

The blended imagery, of old and worn out bldgs, with the visage of poor and blighted souls, relegated to being old and worn out, works. The gray and life-worn countenance is like a weight upon the soul of those observing both. One wonders what...

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Posted in Blustery Day In Town

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In great democracies, lke the

Posted on Sun, 06 Feb 2022

In great democracies, lke the U.S, Britain and Canada, all things are possible if the citizenry takes corrective actions to heal itself. The rascals don't always win. Let's hope common sense and decency steer us in the right direction. Thanks for...

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Posted in Kabuki Theater or The Twilight Zone?

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It is a tale, well told, of

Posted on Sun, 16 Jan 2022

It is a tale, well told, of reverie and longing for a past now far away. Mr Lee is all of us looking back at who and what we are, a composite of those who have come before us. I enjoed the story.

JXM

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Posted in Mr. Lee's Cafe

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Whinsical and entertaining

Posted on Fri, 14 Jan 2022

Michael,

             Wonderful mix of whimsy and mythology, drifting back and forth through different temporarl references. I much enjoyed the tale. A slud!

JXM

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Posted in The God of Mistakes

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