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I have 618 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 505283 times and 108 of my stories have been cherry picked.
20 of my 399 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 20 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

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Frozen beauty of Winter

The air is gray and heavy with frost. The snow makes a crunching sound as you tread upon it. It is cold out, at five degrees below Zero. It is early...
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Groundhog's Day or a new beginning?

New Year’s Eve It is the 31 st of December in the year of our Lord, 2022. As I contemplate the beginnings of New Year, arriving in a few hours, I...
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Buffalo, a magical city of indomitable spirit.

Buffalo, a magical city with an indomitable spirit The Christmas Blizzard of ’22 will go down in Buffalo’s history as one of the worst storms ever to...
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A remembered ride home in a snow storm

The wind chill in Buffalo right now is in the minus digits. The wind speed is in the 60-mph range. It is dubbed by meteorologists as “a generational...

Merry Christmas y'all

The magic of Christmas is an often-elusive concept that can elude the sophisticated. Life sometimes conditions those of us “on the shady side of...
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20 of my comments have received 20 Great Feedback votes

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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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Touching, Paul. Many of us

Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Touching, Paul. Many of us can relate to the tragic emptyness when a loved one is lost. And hope always is a good ending. I much enjoyed the piece.

JXM

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Posted in With or Without You

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Marandina,

Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2021

Marandina,

                 I much enjoyed reading this story. It has the ring of the far east drifting through your narrative.Pearl Buck would be right at home with your story. James Clavell would appreciate the ambiance. Well done....

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Posted in Chinese Whispers (edited and updated, 2021)

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Two votes already cast for

Posted on Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Two votes already cast for Biden/Harris in Florida, from this family.

JXM

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Posted in Corona Log entry 10/30/20

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Good read.

Posted on Sat, 04 Apr 2020

You are too kind,Ice Rivers. All I did was point you in the right direction. A career English Teacher, you know more about the process than I do. I did buy and read your book. It is interesting, thoughtful and a good read. I have and do reccomend...

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Posted in Ready everybody, Filler Up

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Ineresting observation, Drew.

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Ineresting observation, Drew. It is a criticism I have made of film directors and writers. They "know" the who, what and where. The aduiences is sometimes saying "Huh? what or who is this?"   To answer. The we is my wife Mary and I. We were on a...

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Posted in Cycling in Alaska

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Yes, insert, there is. First

Posted on Sat, 09 Sep 2017

Yes, insert, there is. First responders canvassed all neighborhoods looking for anyone needing assiatance. Buses were available to ferry anyone needing a ride to shelters. Even the homeless got escorted to shelters, sometimes unwillingly. As...

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Posted in Hurricane Irma Comes Calling

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Do not go gentle into that

Posted on Sun, 08 May 2016

Do not go gentle into that good night

 

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

The words are the opening couplet...

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Posted in Sick and Tired and Strong

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