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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

Rockets’ Red Glare

Rockets’ Red Glare

Sparklers are the appetizer to the 4th of July’s main meal—fireworks. My brother, sister and I weren’t allowed to wave sparklers.
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In an Asylum

In an Asylum

This is the third of four chapters from Steven V. LeShay’s semi-fictional autobiography, "Tales from An Asylum: A Memoir Unlike Any Other."
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A Great Man with an Early Tee Time

A Great Man with an Early Tee Time

When my dad, The Hon. Thomas S. DeLay, passed away on July 30, 2012, I was given the task of writing his obituary. Mom handed me instructions from the newspaper with a list of rules no self-respecting obit should be without.
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In an Asylum: Sunday Night

In an Asylum: Sunday Night

“Asylum” is a metaphor for my creative-writing mind – as a voluntary patient in a mental asylum. There are 12 other creative personae who tell stories from 100 years of playing the “Game of Life," from 1943 to 2043.
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The Surprise Wedding

The Surprise Wedding

Sandy and I envisioned a normal wedding when we set the date on 8/8/70. However, it was not to be. Our difference of religion caused havoc in trying to please both of our families.
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Earth 2123

Earth 2123

The hover-podium projected her image throughout the theater, and around the world. She addressed Earth 2123.
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Colony Time

Colony Time

“We’ve been accepted!” Fred shouted. “Accepted?” Dana said, her eyes wide. “We’re actually going to Teegarden?”
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My Mom Was a Liar

My Mom Was a Liar

My mother lied to me. The lies Mom told my brother, sister and me might have meant the difference between death by spanking and death period.
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It was not a Typical Day at the Beach

It was not a Typical Day at the Beach

It was a warm sunny mid-August day and a cool ocean breeze was blowing into the shoreline. I had the best summer job a teenager could ever have. I worked at a stand on the boardwalk in a New Jersey seaside resort. We made and sold Kohr’s frozen custard and orange juice.
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The Oldest Man to Ever Live

The Oldest Man to Ever Live

The Federation realized that without conflict or the desire or need for change, an aging population hindered new growth and innovation. A short story by Bill Frakes.
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Anxiety

Anxiety

I'd heard the word but never really thought seriously about it until Ruth died. I didn't understand how you came to be affected by such a demon, and now I am. Short story by Robert Tebo.
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Narji

Narji

Narji, my teacher in India, shows me his culture as a bane and a blessing.
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Most Magnificent Monarch Martha

Most Magnificent Monarch Martha

100 word paragraph where each word begins with the letter "M".
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The Day I Grew Up

The Day I Grew Up

Two teenage boys ready to meet the World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. Then plans change.
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The Sentinel

The Sentinel

We write to inform you of our decision to accept the request of your daughter, Carmen, a sophomore at Klamath Falls Senior High. She is no longer a student and cannot attend classes.
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It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Learn how the leprechauns in Chicago celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
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Kaffa, Crimea – – The Siege

Kaffa, Crimea – – The Siege

1346 Conflict over trade rights devolved between Genoese merchants and the Mongol Golden Horde. Besieged in 1345, the fortress at Kaffa, held on…..
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Words are a Treasure

Words are a Treasure

I learned to love words at an early age. They understood words could heal, or they could kill.
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Dad Was Right

Dad Was Right

You don’t have to believe in ghosts to feel the hair on the back of your neck stand straight out when you find yourself in what seems to be a supernatural event.
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New York: A Helluva Town

New York: A Helluva Town

Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this story, but it’s true. They tell me not all inhabitants of New York City are cruel, and my brain tells me they are right. But my heart says otherwise.
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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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