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Celebrated (part fourteen)

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Hammersmith: Hogben and Shaw (chapter one)

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Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-three)

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Holiday Special: A Cartoon Christmas Drama

Something different for the season. Enjoy the next couple of days in the snow!               Rudolph Buy on Amazon                                       (2020, Stephanie Foster)      

Yoharie: Give and Take (part one)

Yoharie Give and Take (part one)               Earliest on a Harbor City morning, L.A. large could be heard on the move. Smelled on the move…Savannah’s same daily observations, that the environs were trafficky, that car exhaust, multiplied, was stinky. That excitement, chance, sat around someone else’s corner, not hers. […]

Celebrated (part thirteen)

Novella Celebrated (part thirteen)                   This mild flag in enthusiasm made her like him more, that he wasn’t a thoroughgoing fraud. “Well, it’s that government program. I can say no to adopting another animal. But these guys are small, they pretty well fend for themselves…you’re not obligated […]

Flash Fiction: The Volunteer

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Mathilde Alanic: Shine! (part twenty-two)

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