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Una colección de ocho historias cortas. Todas muy diferente. Tres en la Cuba de ayer . Kindle eBook $0.99--- POR TIEMPO LIMITADO!!! Papel $14.99 Siempre gratis con Kindle Unlimited. 1-Violeta, la vagabunda: Su último año, manejó borracha y sus hijos murieron en un accidente. 2- Una visita al cementerio: José… Read More
Today is the golden anniversary of one young man standing up to horrendous bullying and unwanted sexual advances. Coincidently, on that same day of May 15, 1972 another man acted out on a life of being ostracized, shooting a presidential candidate. Read
A tribute to mothers, and the children who can only embrace memories . . . Read

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Life is but a stepping stone through time . . . to a place beyond the reach of tears. Read

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War exemplifies the worst of our humanity, and controls the fate of innocence. If only we could break the silence and the shame that keeps alive the evil that lurks inside the human mind of those too arrogant to dream. Read

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After believing for so long that they couldn’t take my words, I tearfully realized… they can. Read

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An examination of life in prison and how what little hope there is lies in the failed attempts to escape the nightmare. Read

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"Writers are exhibitionists. Exposing themselves to a world of voyeuristic and often prudish minds that cannot imagine, much less conceive, in verse, or lyrics, rhyme, or simple words in prose, the threading and connecting of selected words, ideas and emotions, to turn each letter into color, tones and shares of… Read

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A dog's love for his owner Read

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A personal essay on the awakening of a young boy's mind to the realization of being born into a time and circumstance of intolerance, prejudice and bigotry. I escaped. I survived. And I don't want to return to that time again. "We are born into a time and into a… Read

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January 12, 2022

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Today i was remembering a friend killed in Vietnam this week, so many years ago. Yet, still, i remember him. I can hear him. Ii can see him. He was. And he still is, in my mind and in my memories. But still, the wound of loss lingers . .… Read

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Death has become a part of life. It is entwined into the fabric of our lives. It is a prelude to the overture of guilt, sorrow and grief that overcomes and overwhelms human emotion, and that can outlast a lifetime of sadness and anguish. It is a time of reflection.… Read

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January 08, 2022

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A moment comes in everyone’s life, when we try to figure out who we are, or who we were meant to be. A philosophical dilemma that has baffled and enthralled the mind of men throughout the ages. Philosophers, theologians, scholars of every discipline, writers, dreamers, and ordinary men, have struggled… Read

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January 07, 2022

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My mother's recent birthday and the anniversary of her death, brought back many memories and emotions. The bond is still there. The love undiminished. And then, I let my thoughts run free, and the result was "A MOTHER'S BOND." "There is a bond between mother and child that forever links… Read

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An essay on the meaning, or meaningless, of my life: "I was born into a world of torment and anguish. A place where innocence was quickly lost among the blazing fields of greed and lust, and in gardens of decaying dreams, where young men sacrificed without consent or assent, for… Read

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January 06, 2022

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this is a memory i decided to share as a way to help exorcise a bad memory. Read

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January 01, 2022

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Sharing a New Year's thought that just started flowing through my mind on New Year's Eve. Maybe you too have had this thought. It's about a zenith reached in the measure of time, where one moment in time collides with the exploding brilliance of a dying moment of existence, like… Read

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December 24, 2021

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A Christmas Eve wish to my Booksie friends and fellow-writers . . . thank you for your support, your appreciation, your understanding, and your acceptance of so many moments in my life that made me the boy, the young man, and finally the man, that I am. Read

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To sleep forever. To become a dream, and float among the clouds. To feel the instinct to live begin to wither and fade. To feel a rush of devastation and desolation consume the mind, the heart, the very soul of you, as love becomes an unbearable sorrow, an agonizing reality,… Read

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December 22, 2021

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I have to put by beautiful Shih Tzu, Sydney, to sleep today. And it hurts so much . . . Read

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December 17, 2021

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John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage (1955) served as an inspiring call to Americans of every kind, type and of whatever political affiliation or association. Today, in this topsy-turvy political quagmire, it remains a moving, powerful, and relevant testament to the indomitable national spirit and an unparalleled celebration of that… Read

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December 17, 2021

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Sawdust is a useful resourse. Read

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I hear the distant echoes of despair, as a community begins to mourn. I listen to the whispers of defeated souls, trying to gather strength to simply understand. And I see the devastation of nature’s wrath and fury, and I am awed by the power and the might of the… Read

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Today, I mind myself in a melancholy frame of mind. Too much thinking. To many memories. And I sat behind my computer and I let my mind dictate how I felt. And the result -- Until Fears Began to Come Alive. I guess this says it all, of how I… Read

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Looking back, I now understand that I was too busy living, and taking in the commotions, the distractions, and the passions of discovery, that I forgot to enjoy the moments and the days that followed, and the seasons that came and went, without reflection, without deliberation. Read
[This gift requires no wrapping.] The morning, light awakens the still slumbering darkness of the night before. I see the dark shadows of trees and shrubs stirring in the morning breeze. The cobwebs of interrupted dreams melding into my mind, like melting ice cubes on a hot summer’s day, commingling… Read

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December 05, 2021

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The season of sharing and caring is upon us. It is a time of inspiration, reflection, deliberation and contemplation. It is a time to see the world around us as it was meant to be -- a rainbow of life of every type and every form. Read

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December 02, 2021

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Douglas fir has become a useful tree and these are experiencies I had with the species. Read

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This time of year brings back many memories, especially of my first Christmas away from home -- in a place far away, untouched by the sentiment or the innocence of Christmas. This is a stream of consciousness that is writing itself, while I let my thoughts just wander and remember. Read

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It is December, and the countdown to Christmas begins. Today I was thinking about Christmas, and about the many Christmases I have enjoyed and celebrated, and about those Christmases when I was alone, and felt the isolation and separation from those once near and dear to me. Read

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When does a lie become an obsession? When does a fixation on machinations replace veracity and reality? Read
Memories of my youth along the Rio Grande, keep alive the magic that was Christmas, once upon a time. Read

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November 02, 2021

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Some of the things I witnessed in Africa, tie in with what's happening in the world today. Read

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My true story of the house we lived in in North Carolina and the strange events that occurred there. Read

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This book is a warning and some guidelines on what to watch for with scamming. Read

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October 04, 2021

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What happens when love ends? What happens when trust is destroyed? What happens after the music stops and the flames begin to flicker in the wind? It is when the heart begins to ache, and tears replace the sparkle in our eyes, and forevermore begins to fade away and the… Read

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[note: my "summary blurb" is always the first paragraph of my writing. it gives the reader an idea of what the writing is about. the reader need not know why i may have written it, or how i got the idea. all a reader has to do is understand the… Read

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They were the days of carefree restlessness and impatience with the stirrings of budding youth. Gone was the purity and simplicity of childhood. And blossoming was the innocence under the summer sun, when young minds wondered, with emotions roused, and bodies sprouting and emerging with anticipations and expectations. Read