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Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

Flyabout

Though it might seem preposterous that anyone could be ejected from an airliner and survive a nearly two-mile fall to the ground—such an event has actually taken place.  This fictional novel, Flyabout, was inspired by that amazing event. 
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Call Me Harry

Maybe it was luck, or perhaps, Providence, the good Lord’s hand pushing me in the direction of the book section. There I was, minding my own business, trying to stay out of the way in Target, while my wife shopped. We needed shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash—the usual stuff—for our trip east to visit my mother who…
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They Picked Me

Lots of people are coming to Hope’s house to see the cute puppies who are to be rescued. I didn’t know I needed to be rescued. Besides me, there are five other puppies all cuddling and playing in the penned in area. Hope and Gina, the pet adoption agency ladies, want to find us all…
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The Bank Robbery

Leaving the Ambassador’s suite, Alex admired the gorgeous sixteenth-century paintings hanging on the corridor’s marble walls. Ceilings were eighteen feet high, covered with more beautiful frescoes. All this priceless art was inherited by the Embassy when buying the building after the Second World War. He glanced at everything but was deep in thought. Taking the…
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The Poetry of Clare Hollister

Clare Hollister is an American Poet noted for his celebration of all cultures that make the “American Dream” possible.
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When She Got It

Before it came, she was unstoppable. She sliced through her days like an ice-cutter, breaking modest glass ceilings (they were more like plastic) and bypassing equators and border controls simply by staying put. She believed that to travel was to delay and to stall was to go nowhere
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The Mouse Chronicles

It’s a cloudy afternoon in a small city. The date and exact time are not important; time is a relic of the past. The concept ceased to exist somewhere between the first million dead bodies out in the real world and the fifth wilting plant in the comfort of my own home.
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100,000 and Counting

The TV in Memorial Hospital’s doctor’s lounge was on mute, but CNN’s running headline showed the grim news: May 28, 2020: U.S death toll from Covid-19 passes 100,000.
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Mountains Along Our Path

Shenandoah 2014 For many years the word Shenandoah has held a special place in my heart. There was the beautiful song by that name that was popular in my youth, but mostly my fond feelings come from the movie Shenandoah starring Jimmy Stewart. The young suitor of Jimmy Stewart’s daughter comes to him to ask…
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Keto For Life

What on Earth Happened? I went to school in the late fifties and sixties, and like the typical school kid, our lunch consisted of tuna fish, peanut butter, or bologna sandwiches on white Wonder Bread.
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Boomerang

By Paul Bourassa I, for one, am pleased to be associated with any group that has the name “baby” in it. Even if it is the Baby Boom. Just think of those poor X-Gen’ers. It already sounds like they’re goners.
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Promise of the Road

By Jacklyn Landis Pauline felt terrible guilt pains when she climbed the windmill tower —as Mama and Daddy had strictly forbidden it. She prayed about the temptation to no avail, knowing full well that it was a devious sin of the worst kind.
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Plunder: A Brett Carson Thriller

By Keith Wilson Undaunted by a severe winter storm that paralyzed the Windy City with blowing and drifting snow,  more than two thousand people crowded into Saint Peter’s cathedral on Washington Street at midnight to celebrate Christmas Eve Mass. Soft candlelight illuminated frozen snow veneers on the window panes; branches of pine wrapped with red ribbon…
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Along My Garden Path

Poems by Holly Schwartztol For Mother’s Christmas Every year I swore I’d get home to New York for your Christmas fete To mingle with those who came year after year as one close group merry at your table
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False Flag – Chapter 2

By Jay Barrett I awoke two hours later than usual at 8:30 a.m. The light, brightening off-white plaster walls of my bedroom, announced the coming of another day. The ancient steam radiator of this century-old red brick building hissed loudly, slaving to push the room temperature above sixty. Weak sunlight, contributing no heat, slid through…
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Early Education

Early Education An excerpt from “Family Tales from Tehran” by Manijeh Badiozamani When I was four, I had a brief and unsuccessful encounter with something my parents called “kindergarten.” I have no idea how long I attended—perhaps a week or two—and then they stopped sending me. I have only one memory from this period.
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The Horse Thieves

By John W Prince He stood there, leaning heavily on the rusty bicycle, pointing west on the eastbound road toward Russia; rags wrapped around the wheels of the contraption where rubber tubes and tires should be; ragged, dirty, hungry and exhausted; outside the broken fence of their burned-out farmhouse. “Guten Morgen,” he said softly, as…
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