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Breakfast Serial from Hallard Press

Quick Reads Published Every Friday for your Weekend Pleasure

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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Honey Cake Recipe

Honey Cake Recipe

Honey Cake Recipe from Devra's Kitchen.
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Fixing Congress – A First Step

Fixing Congress – A First Step

In order to fix something, the first step is admitting it’s broken. So... is Congress broken? A good measure of how well Congress is working is to ask the people who employ its members. That’s us.
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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In 1972 the Queen Elizabeth II was pictured on board HMY Britannia as part of series of everyday photographs taken for use during her Silver Wedding Celebrations. (Litchfield via Getty Images)
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The First Day of School

The First Day of School

Short Story about a teacher on the first day of school. How she sees her students on this first day and how she will shape their future.
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Roxie’s Great Adventure

Roxie’s Great Adventure

My name is Roxie. Folks tell me I am a certain kind of dog called a Boston Terrier. I am 15 years old, mostly blind, mostly deaf and often forgetful like most old people. Remember, for a dog, 15 is really old! Before I forget the details, I want to tell you about my great...
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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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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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