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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

Our Dog Toto

Our Dog Toto

We had to put down our treasured dog, Toto, last Monday. It’s been a terrible week for certain, especially those first couple of days.
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One Bright Day

One Bright Day

One Bright Day: Poems About the Dances of Life by Barbara Welsh with drawings by Donna Yankus, is a collection of bright poems featuring dance and movement themes that, along with her Christian faith, lift and inspire the reader. It is an excellent book for personal inspiration and for gifting to special people.
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The Encounter

The Encounter

“The Encounter” is a short story written by a cat who sits on a windowsill and longingly stares at a neighborhood cat.
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Book Formatting and Typography Sessions at FAPAcon2022

Book Formatting and Typography Sessions at FAPAcon2022

Book Formatting, Typography, and new sources for book sales included in Sessions at FAPAcon2022 Ginger Marks, John Prince, and Keri-Rae Barnum scheduled to speak at FAPAcon2022.
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The Healing Power of Compassion

The Healing Power of Compassion

By Ann Marie Acacio Living in the mountains of northeastern PA, we were blessed with a scenic view of the Valley below. Our property had been a “clean slate” when we purchased it, with just the shell of a house in the middle of it and two acres of undeveloped land with a steep driveway…
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The Stroud

The Stroud

The unexpected and marvelous usually comes when we least expect it. And often, from the most unlikely sources. This one happened in the tiny village of Salvage, a fishing community on Newfoundland’s Bonavista Bay, in the early 1970’s.
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A City Park

A City Park

An embittered old man reminisces as he sits atop a knoll and watches children playing in the park. Short Story.
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A Father’s Day Tribute

A Father’s Day Tribute

It was the smallest group I’ve ever taken on safari. All friends that spent years saving up for their ultimate dream trip. Kim, Kathy, Gail, Michelle, Burleigh and of course…”Papa Safari”. Of all the participants, Papa Safari was certainly the most ready for anything.
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Before the Silent Spring

Before the Silent Spring

Long before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring warned of human destruction to the environment, pioneer ornithologist and photographer Cordelia Stanwood described a model of nature’s intricate lattice work upon which later generations of environmentalists would build.
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Carno

Carno

I’m a terrible mother; MacDonald’s for dinner; putting Zumba before my children. If they tell Grandma, I’m screwed. Sarah Merriweather, the mom, age forty, angled the new Mercedes SUV out of MacDonald’s drive-through to the waiting area.
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A Nasty Fall on Clinch Mountain

A Nasty Fall on Clinch Mountain

Halloween Prank Lud Spivey wasn’t sure why he become a Halloween prank. Lud didn’t understand a lot of things in life. When Martha was alive he didn’t have to understand, she did the understanding for him. He wished she had not left him, but he figured God must’ve needed her more than he did. Preacher…
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Buckle Up For a Real Adventure

Buckle Up For a Real Adventure

Every bit of this is 100% true. I’ve been very fortunate to have had some wonderful experiences on safari. Every member of my groups has returned home in one piece and somehow, strangely enough, so have I. That’s not always the situation with some of the incredible people I’ve met and befriended who live out…
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The Wrenbows

The Wrenbows

“The Wrenbows” won In2ition Magazine’s 2021 Short Story Competition, naming Barbara Rein “Short Story Writer of the Year.” The Wrenbows: A child is set adrift to escape evil. Her only protection—a flock of brilliantly plumed birds.
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De Gaulle Bladder Surgery

De Gaulle Bladder Surgery

Humorous short story about husband and wife of forty-five years and their gall bladder surgery experience.
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If The Spots Are Getting Closer…FREEZE!

If The Spots Are Getting Closer…FREEZE!

When we watch the amazing National Geographic, BBC and Discovery videos of exotic wildlife you might get the impression you just go out in a Land Rover and there they are hanging around like groupies, to be put on the big screen. Well, surprise, surprise…don’t get your hopes up or be too confident. A solitary…
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Coming Home

Coming Home

The military was part of the fabric of our family. My dad, my brother, and our uncles all served, mostly during World War II. Dad went on to work for the US Army, retiring in 1979 as Civilian Commander of The Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia. I served in the USAF from 1969-1973. While we all…
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No More Typing! This Hack Turns Your Computer into a Dictating Machine!

No More Typing! This Hack Turns Your Computer into a Dictating Machine!

Tired of typing? Aren’t we all! Then I have a hack for you that I use every day. You’ll never have to type again.
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The Fog Lifted

The Fog Lifted

Most people call me “Ash.” Mother calls me “Ashton.” On the cover of my books, I use the name “Ash Noble Siringo.” The fog was thick in Seattle, the kind that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cloud. Pedestrians with umbrellas bumping crowded the sidewalks. I pulled my hood snugly, shivered, and stuffed…
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The New Old

The New Old

The old old  Live in their past Their best years are behind them Today’s too complex, too fast So, who are the New Old?
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Kangal…? What’s a Kangal?

Kangal…? What’s a Kangal?

The Kangal happens to be the national dog of Turkey and is unquestionably the best dog on the planet for a purpose that is very close to my heart. Unless you lived in Turkey and owned livestock chances are pretty good you’ve never heard of this breed.
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1 thought on “Breakfast Serial”

  1. Wow Mike….you really bring your stories life and excitement. Keep writing my friend. These stories will be read and read for many years to come.

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