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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

Nothing Says Love Like Pepto-Bismol Pink

Nothing Says Love Like Pepto-Bismol Pink

Cupid didn’t always wear a diaper and fly around with a quiver of arrows strapped to his chubby little body. In fact, he didn’t become a winged cherub until painters from the Renaissance Era decided the quintessential instigator of romance should be a curly haired toddler.
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On a Hot Wing and a Prayer: Fly, Eagles, Fly!

On a Hot Wing and a Prayer: Fly, Eagles, Fly!

Fasten your seatbelt and break out the hot wings--The Big Game is coming! Come February 12, the Kansas City Chiefs will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle for Super Bowl bling and the chance for a player on the winning team to look into the camera and respond to the age-old question: What are...
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Becoming Nunataks!

Becoming Nunataks!

Through the twenty seven years of hiking together we dubbed ourselves the Happy Hikers, assigned ourselves trail names, donned pink hats and wore matching, colorful T-shirts, one color for each day of the week.
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A Funny Thing Happened in Pittsburgh

A Funny Thing Happened in Pittsburgh

My friend Tate and I had travelled to the Steel City for a football coaches’ conference. Neither of us had been to Pittsburgh, so we arrived a day early to explore the city. Of course, as young men in our twenties, we planned to seek the company of young women.
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A Funny Thing Happened After the Funeral

A Funny Thing Happened After the Funeral

My beloved father-in-law died at the age of 67 due to lung cancer. He smoked 3 packs of Lucky Strikes every day for more than 50 years; the unfiltered killers had taken the expected toll. That’s not the funny thing that happened.
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I’d Kill For a Cigarette

I’d Kill For a Cigarette

I want a cigarette. No, I need a cigarette. I crave the comfort of tobacco wrapped in white paper so thin, I can smell it from six feet away. I want to light an unfiltered coffin nail, hold it between my fingers.
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Baked or Half-Baked?

Baked or Half-Baked?

There we were, each of us 30-something, all college grads, all employed, and all drinking expensive red wine, the nine-dollar-a-bottle kind. Ten of us, a mix of middle-school teachers and lawyers, were partying.
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Elfin Magic

Elfin Magic

It was December 23, 2009. Our adult children were home for Christmas. It was day two of five. The three sons-in- laws played the board game, War in one room. Our daughters were on electronic devices—shopping. Our granddaughter was now sprawled on the floor in the open-concept living room-kitchen in front of the television, which...
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Hanukkah Trivia

Hanukkah Trivia

Hanukkah Trivia - Why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight nights? Lighting the menorah.
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This Can’t be Happening

This Can’t be Happening

It was the autumn of 2021, we were in the middle of  25-day 5500-mile road trip that we dubbed "The Celebration of Life Tour." What could go wrong???
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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

This humorous story takes place in a farmhouse kitchen in southcentral Pennsylvania. While a retired Myrtle engages in a crude and barbaric effort to tenderize chicken breasts, her also-retired husband, Elmer, is laser-focused on using modern technology to order an Amazon Dot.
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The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Short story with an unreliable narrator. All the brown ones get boiled.
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Simple Answers

Simple Answers

Anna sat knitting in her tufted wingback recliner. The afternoon sun gave a warm glow to the farmhouse living room. Anna's granddaughter, Glenda, was expecting, and Anna was knitting a receiving blanket for the baby. But the knitting was not going well. In October, she had her cataracts removed and was not adjusting well to...
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Losing Track of Time

Losing Track of Time

Sam Olsen opened the door of his office building to a downpour. He promised his wife he’d be home in time for their anniversary dinner. Already late, now the deluge would delay him even more.
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100,000 Year War

100,000 Year War

Short story about the war between the Neanderthals and the Homo sapiens.
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Mysterious Passage of Amanda Blakely

Mysterious Passage of Amanda Blakely

A foster child whose curiosity leads her into a nightmarish world. Short story by Beverly Ann Meyers.
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Aliens and Ghosts

Aliens and Ghosts

Floyd and Miriam on their way to the Seafood Emporium for dinner when Floyd spies a light in the sky. It looks to him as an unidentified flying object. Miriam disagrees and a debate ensues on the existence of aliens and ghosts.
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The Big Sausage

The Big Sausage

Late Night TV Commercial: The Big Sausage by David L Maurer. As you advance in age, do you find that you’re gradually attracting less and less attention from the ladies?
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Angels Are Real

Angels Are Real

Recently, I met an angel. No, really, I am serious. Angels are real. I not only met one, I got to spend a lot of time learning about some really important things. In fact, I learned that I ...
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Open Sesame Seeds

Open Sesame Seeds

In 2021 the world production of sesame seeds totaled around 4.8 million tons. That’s a lot of seeds. A good deal of it ended up in the trash. How could that happen?
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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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