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Uncle Harold and the Volcano

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay The year is 2049. Console and computer gaming has come so far from 30 years ago. The hard-core gamers stay attuned to the latest developments to keep their edge in the MMOs*. Harold was not one of those players. Harold dabbled in gaming. Geordy, his wife, always… Continue reading Uncle Harold and the Volcano

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Finish the Story #11 – The Recruit.

Kristian, of Tales from the Mind of Kristian, has tagged me to continue what is shaping up to be one exciting adventure! Kristian was tagged by Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, who began this brilliant Finish the Story Challenge! I do really enjoy these, you never know where the story will end up taking you. Click… Continue reading Finish the Story #11 – The Recruit.

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Anomaly

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay Sally, the visiting nurse, was on her way to meet a new client today. As Sally read through Mrs. Gates' case file the night before, she learned that Mrs. Gates was a recent widow. Her husband, a retired marine biologist, had collapsed a month prior while doing pool maintenance… Continue reading Anomaly

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Summer Cherry Picking

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay Rutger was a high school science teacher in the thumb of Michigan during the school year, but during his summers he became a vagabond in Europe, traveling to wherever his Euro-rail pass would take him, many times on a whim. One of the things Rutger loved most was taking… Continue reading Summer Cherry Picking

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Bait

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay The fishing trawler was headed home from another day of pulling its nets through the water to catch any and everything. Dark clouds rushed in and nature's bathtub began to churn. Norton, the first mate, called out, “Captain, there's a small boat looks to be drifting 100 yards to our… Continue reading Bait

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Lucky Winner

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Jean frowned when she saw icicles dangling like glass shoelaces from the eave of the roof. The weather man said it would be in the 50s on the report last night. When would she learn? Never must be the answer because she turned the radio on as she drove to… Continue reading Lucky Winner

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Agents of Light

Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash David Cronenberg's 1983 film, Videodrome, starring James Woods, with Debbie Harry (yes, Blondie) is a horror movie that shows by merely watching television you take in a horrible virus that destroys your mind. It is promoted as fictional and possibly considered science fiction as well. It's also, beyond question, social commentary on… Continue reading Agents of Light

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Origin Story

Image by Robert Ramsay from Pixabay The team of astrophysicists took a small cell sample from the large blue crystalline eye and examined it on a slide under a superelectroplasmic photon microscope. They were shocked that the cells were just as lustrous under 1 million times magnification. “It's unnatural!,” said Senior Scientist Margo French. “It's… Continue reading Origin Story

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Rest in Peace

Image by Elsemargriet from Pixabay Since I was a young child, it has been hammered into my head that humans share the planet with wildlife. This has given me a base of kindness and conservation for nature's intricate ecosystems. In college my field of study was aquatic biology. Each summer, a group of students traveled… Continue reading Rest in Peace

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The Story of The House of Haggis

Image by Michael Gaida from Pixabay Rita was driving from Minneapolis to Wisconsin for the Annual Storytellers Festival that was held every year in Madison. Caught in the crosshairs of interest and talent, the organizers heard Rita telling a story in the hotel lounge last year and were impressed, as Rita was an accomplished storyteller.… Continue reading The Story of The House of Haggis