Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Star Birth

Located near the New Jersey bank of the Hudson River the clearing was bordered by several large trees and spanned ten paces. Fading shadows crossed the clearing as dawn approached. Four men stood in the clearing at the four points … Continue reading

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The Star Breakfast

Mike woke as his alarm clock announced it was 5:30 AM. His eyes fluttered for a moment before they opened fully. He lay there organizing his thoughts. This was going to be a telling day. First breakfast with the Chamber … Continue reading

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The Star Dinner

Preface: The Star Meal is a series of short-short stories. Originally, I conceived of short-short stories being less than 500 words, which then grew to 750, 1000 and now 2000+ words. The Star Meal series provides a mechanism for me … Continue reading

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The Cell Phone

Preface: I saw a young (to me anyway) woman sitting at one of those cell phone charging counters in the airport this morning. Dressed pretty much as described here, she was alone, but apparently waiting for someone. She was charging … Continue reading

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The Star Luncheon

The administration is chaotic, or is it? Is there really a deep state, and what exactly is their agenda? I modified the ending which required a couple of new characters and more depth to a couple of existing ones. Let me … Continue reading

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The Factory Whistle

“Pfeeeeet…pfeeeeet.” The Factory whistle blows. “Two,” he thought. “Time to get a move on.” He tossed off the covers, petted the dog’s head, made sure Sally was still covered by the blanket, padded barefoot to the bathroom and closed the … Continue reading

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