Monthly Archives: May 2017

New Owner

“Gawd!” groaned Bobo the bear. “I’m covered in dirt!” “My clothes are permanently soiled!” moaned Tina the baby doll. “But we have a new owner,” brightened Monty the monkey, brushing away dirt. “A child loves us again.” “Yeah, but she’s … Continue reading

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The Natives

San Francisco’s streetcars still drew tourists to ride the ancient vehicles. An amazing mix of cultures also defined the city. On Geary Street alone one could explore the world’s selection of different ethnic foods. Some ascribed the city’s “worldly success” … Continue reading

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Getting Soft

The Yautja culture (known as Predators by humans) was dictated by the warrior code. Advancement in the society was driven by accomplishments in battle. Planetary Governors hunted wily Humans alone to prove themselves. Sector Governors lead teams to hunt Aliens. … Continue reading

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The Wait

Brittany hated visiting the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, but her grandfather insisted. He’d survived slave labor and building the railway through Thailand. He wanted to visit old friends. Brittany was unmoved. “It wasn’t my war,” she pointed out. She only wanted … Continue reading

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The Fiery Eye

“I gave them the Fiery eye,” pronounced Aunt Miranda. “Disreputable smut!” “Artistic nudes,” corrected Jeremy. “You set fire to them?” asked Fire Marshall Neely. “The Fiery Eye,” explained Jeremy. “And the paintings caught fire.” “Her look started the fire?” said … Continue reading

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The Fish Expert

The small town of Anagnos on the Grecian coast enjoyed a reputation for great fishing. Part of this was due to the exploits and the sage advice blog of The Fish Expert. Stewart trudged along the beach past tourists and … Continue reading

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The Bet

The guards led former Prime Minister Gallaway through Traiter’s Gate. Senator Broughton looked smug as he walked beside him, pleased with his victory. “What’s in it for you?” said Gallaway. “You think I’ll actually reveal my plans?” snorted Broughton. The … Continue reading

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