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I have 583 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 460436 times and 92 of my stories have been cherry picked.
17 of my 335 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 17 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

A Specter of Evil

A specter of evil visits. A Specter of evil settled upon Buffalo on Friday. In person, it was a deranged teenager who dressed up like a combatant and...
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Corona Log- 3 May, 2022- final entry

Corona Log- Tues, May 3, 2022- Final Entry It is a sultry 92 degrees (F) here in SW Florida. I had started the day out with a congregation, of...
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Grand Opera

When Grand Opera isn’t. The Magic of a successful, grand opera is a mystical experience. It is a poly-euphony of melodious orchestral pieces, the...

The Beachers

The Beachers In the 1830’s, Buffalo Mayor Samuel Wilkeson coordinated the erection of the stone “break-wall,” just off the mouth of Buffalo Creek, to...
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Chasing Moonshiners

It was the surprisingly loud and unexpected explosion, that accompanied the shattering of my rear windshield, that gave me the first indications that...
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17 of my comments have received 17 Great Feedback votes

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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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May the falling waters be

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

May the falling waters be gentle and the rush soft on your life, Jen.

JXM

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Posted in Embracing New Year

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Paul,

Posted on Fri, 24 Dec 2021

Paul,

        Dickens would have been flattered:) Well scripted. It stands alone as a wonderful, interesting  vignette!

       JXM

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Posted in A Christmas Boris

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De nada, Insert. It is we,

Posted on Wed, 15 Dec 2021

De nada, Insert. It is we, who post here, who Thank you and all of your volunteers for providing a place for writers to gather and display their works. My warmest wishes to all of you for a happy and healthy Holiday Season and Bonne Chance in the...

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Posted in Happy Christmas

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