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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

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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What If Mom Had Gone to Hollywood

Sometimes I ask myself, “What if…?” What if I’d been born in another country? What if we’d not moved to The Villages? What if Mom had accepted that invitation to go to Hollywood?
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The Saga of Elmer and Elouise

The Saga of Elmer and Elouise

Jim, my husband, was a frustrated farmer. His biggest goal was to have a nice, tidy farm with various animals and birds running around doing what they do. We had a big house, a big barn and lots of fenced pasture. But Jim, a construction manager on a huge power project, was always short on…
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It’s Not a Safari Without Simba

ALL of Africa (54 different countries!) isn’t home to lion these days, but in sub-Sahara countries, especially East Africa and South Africa, you’ll still find them, although they will generally be in national parks and on preserves.
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Don’t Ask Me to Find You a Babysitter

Good babysitters are hard to find. I remember the days I struggled to find a babysitter. Then when I did find one, there were issues. Not little issues, BIG issues.
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Do You Believe in Santa?

Short story about believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
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I’m Sorry Son

Moving story of a father apologizing to his son for the unintended consequences of his divorce.
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Target Practice

Imagine! A kid walks through the middle of town with a rifle slung over his shoulder and no one even notices. That was then and this is now!
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Don’t Mess With Dumbo

Baby African elephant charges a small boat near safari camp, Muchenje, located just off the Chobe River in Botswana. This the only place in the world where 4 countries meet. Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia form the world’s only ‘quadrapoint’.
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Your Legacy

The largest wealth of this world lies six feet under
Each of us has a story. I’m asking each of you to sit down and write a letter about your life that you can share with your family and friends. Then, if you are brave enough, send it to me. 
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Trust Me

Trust Me

Florida Road Trip to the SSS Cricket Club and Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area.
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Christmas 1944

Short story excerpted from New England Christmas Sampler by Steve Burt. Christmas Eve 1944, a lone soldier, a barn and a baby.
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An Amazing Journey…A Remarkable Day

The Ovahimba. We know them as simply, HIMBA.  The most remote and unchanged traditional tribe that lives in the Skeleton Coast.
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The Beer Can Lady is Back

The Beer Can Lady is Back

Remember a few weeks back, I told you that Denise and I would return to finish cleaning up the pond and save the turtles from wearing those plastic beer can holders as necklaces? Well, that’s exactly what we did today. We returned to the scene of the crime. Or is that “grime?”
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The Joy of Whirlygigs!

The Joy of Whirlygigs!

Whirlygigs are difficult to adequately describe: kind of like miniature windmills embodied in whimsical toys perched on sticks in the front yard or back garden. They are as simple or complicated as one desires. The easy ones have wings that turn in opposite directions, connected with a screw to the silhouette of a bird or…
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That Roar Wasn’t a Lion, It Was My…

That Roar Wasn’t a Lion, It Was My…

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia (Southern Africa) is one of the most uninhabited and desolate places on the planet. It is also the most unique and challenging of all African Safari destinations. The oldest desert on the planet, see the two prior articles for more insight and adventure.
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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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