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Tales of Christmas Past–The Many Santas of Shepherd’s Hollow

They say a parent shouldn’t have favorites among his or her children, but I confess that this may be my favorite of the Christmas stories I’ve written.  There are mistakes in it, but I like it and I don’t care … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 7

Chapter 7 As night fell, they made camp along the banks of the river as thick fog began to roll in from the Misteld. The surrounding grassy hills and even the river beyond a few yards soon was lost in … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 6

I apologize for the delay in posting this chapter.  I’m a busy guy.  However, this is a particularly long chapter, so for those of you still reading this story (yes, both of you), you have even more of my bad … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 5

Chapter 5 When nearly an hour of daylight remained, Marcus felt the uncomfortable sense of urgency again and knew it was time to move on toward his appointed task. He took his suitcase into the bedroom he had occupied as … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 4

I read some of this now and some of the writing is painfully bad.  Oh, well. Chapter 4 It was several hours before Marcus fell back into slumber. By that time, he was questioning whether he had seen the image … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 3 (and Assorted Sadness)

Today is the third anniversary of my mother’s death.  Instead of writing about that, as I did here and here, I’m going to recommend anyone who is my Facebook friend to read what my brother wrote about the topic today.  … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita—Chapter 2

Here is the second chapter of my first completed novel, Terra Incognita.  In posting the first chapter yesterday, I said the story was my first successful attempt at completing a novel length work.  I use the term “successful” very loosely … Continue reading

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Terra Incognita

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been on hiatus from writing since I decided to go back to school almost a year ago.  Maintaining my 4.0 GPA (yeah, I’m that guy) doesn’t leave much room for composing new … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past: Penny’s Snowglobe

I want to wish all my readers (both of you) a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy this last story of the year. PENNY’S SNOWGLOBE Penny Wilkes sat on her couch, waiting.  She had taken the initiative to … Continue reading

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Stories of Christmas Past: The Coffee Shop

THE COFFEE SHOP The sole customer at the Crossroads Diner sat at the counter, both hands holding a steaming cup of coffee.  He wore a thin, ragged coat, little protection against the harsh weather of northwestern Minnesota that, even now, … Continue reading

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