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Christmas, Clay Angels

The wind was blowing, and flakes were stirring. Their frenzy was only matched by the hectic bustle of holiday shoppers. On the corner, amid this all, in front of a department store stood a string bean of a Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Slanted Definitions 13

Deliberate – Enslave Override – Fail to see when a bridge is out Technical – Five bytes Upscale – Fat Cabaret – A taxi line Bumpkin – Scratch Lackadaisical – Having nothing in common with a certain flower Jargon – … Continue reading

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Wasps in the Foxhole

As a cross between a National Geographic expedition and The Blair Witch Project, maybe I wasn’t looking through a camera that was shaking, but, underneath that mosquito netting and my heavy breath rebounding off of it, I might as well … Continue reading

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My First Book To Be Published

Roger McManus

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At the Gate Between Written and Published

Journal log entry – A couple of weeks ago I uploaded my first post since August to let you know I was still alive. During the past few months I’ve been working meticulously on my new unpublished novel, “Chalked,” which … Continue reading

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Some shampoos … are they safe?

Suzie had just taken a shower and washed her hair with a shampoo smelling of lavender and sweet honeysuckles, a new fragrance she simply adored, and grabbing a book, after getting dressed, decided to relax and read out on the … Continue reading

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Slanted Definitions 11

Aphrodisiac – A substance that gives you tight curly hair Thesaurus – Biggest prehistoric creature of all time Stereotype – A means once used for deaf people to appreciate music, but now outlawed due to its many delivered concussions … … Continue reading

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Hostage Crisis

I’m one of the few people who doesn’t have a cellphone. Not that I can’t have one. I choose not to.  If I’m not home, it’s because I’m doing something. I don’t see the point, I mean at least not … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Writing

Journal log entry – Roadkill can be disgusting, and what is worse than that? Roadkill that makes its way to the sidewalk, that’s what (and scary if you think too much into it). I was walking my son to school … Continue reading

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Making No Currents

There was a school of fish, and at school these young fish were taught how to find food, outmaneuver predators, and swim with the currents. The school gave out awards to those who excelled in these learnings, to celebrate their … Continue reading

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