Monthly Archives: December 2018

Confessions of a Storyteller

Dear Readers, Today is the last day of this year, a day on which one typically reflects on the year gone by, and makes resolutions for the one on its way. I have been avoiding any reflection over the last … Continue reading

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Midnight Marauders

Photo prompt courtesy Kat Myrman We froze as we heard a scampering sound, and then a big THUD! As Pat checked through the keyhole, I whispered accusingly, “It’s Christmas Eve, the house would be empty, you said!” Pat replied meekly, … Continue reading

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Lost Glory

Photo prompt courtesy Randy Mazie I looked at the lonely, abandoned tombstone, and my eyes welled up with emotions. I fondly recalled the countless occasions on which my life had been saved because of this man’s greatness. But there is … Continue reading

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The Puff Piece

I looked across at the CEO of Buzzinga, the most exclusive PR Agency in the world, and said in an even, confident tone, “I’ll have you know, Mr. North, that I did not win my three Pulitzers by writing puff … Continue reading

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Santa Throws a Party

Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding Santa Claus checked the Cafe once again to see if anyone had been left behind. It wouldn’t do if any of the little ones didn’t return with him to the North Pole. Christmas Eve was … Continue reading

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The Elusive Target

Photo prompt courtesy Sue Vincent I lie down at the edge of a small cliff, and look at the valley below me, spreading like the sea for as far as the eye can see. I’ve selected this place extremely carefully. … Continue reading

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Another Man’s Shoes

Before I start today’s story, just some small news, and a big request. My book, Turkish Delight, will be free on the Kindle Store from 0000 hours Pacific Time today, i.e. 1330 hours IST, and 0800 hours GMT, for a … Continue reading

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