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I have 688 stories published in one collection on the site.
My stories have been read 584094 times and 138 of my stories have been cherry picked.
25 of my 489 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 25 votes

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Joseph Xavier Martin

My stories

Queen City of the Great Lakes

Queen City of the Great Lakes During the shipping season, at the Erie Basin Marina on Buffalo’s waterfront, you can often watch the massive bulk of a...
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Winter in the Adirondacks

Winter, in upstate New York, is a cross country skiers delight. The snow cover is usually good. There are lots of mountains and high forests to glide...

Friends in high places

The Day the Sunset Waited We were playing golf, at the Spring Run Golf Complex in Estero Florida, with friends, Joe & Phyllis Schneider, from...

Forgetting something? Just say London Bridge.

Any number of times during a normal day, I reach into my memory banks for some fact, figure or past memory of a place or event and find only a blank...
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Buffalo- The Windy City

Buffalo- THE WINDY CITY As we walked along the banks of Cazenovia Creek, in West Seneca, the wind howled around us like a Banshee's wail. The water...

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25 of my comments have received 25 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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