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  • Definitely Not

    The Pet Shelter. And Children. An almost overwhelming combination. Almost. Written May 2019. Fiction. ~3000 words. I knew I was doomed from the start. The wide pleading eyes looking up at me. The little voice saying, “Please, Daddy?” But I also knew that I had to put up some kind of fight.

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  • Travelog: Origin of the Flying W

    Another travelog entry from our trip to Iowa. Winnebago is a well known name in the motorhome business and has been for years. Several publications have written up histories of the company. There are links at the end of this post to them. But no one has explained the origin of the “Flying W” itself. […]

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  • Travelog: Dubuque: The Curious Case of the Missing Mustang

    A crime was committed in Dubuque, Iowa. Not a crime of power. Not a crime of money. Not even a crime of passion. But a crime nonetheless. In 2003, late on a hot summer day, a small ceremony took place at the above location. On the banks of the Mississippi, overlooking the river traffic and […]

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  • Fiction/short scene: Not A Wise Choice

    Sometimes we don’t realize how wrong we are without some help. A short scene where a manager and employee are talking. They work at a manufacturing company with a strong engineering department. I was playing around with conveying emotion. Not part of a larger piece. ——————————————- She looked at him, her voice firm. “That would […]

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