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In the world of Evergreene, the suicide rate of orphans had gradually reached an all time high of 54% in the last year, and growing steadily with every passing month. Trapped in a world outside the kingdom's walls, where demons wander for their next appetizer, they were poor and starved… Read More
For decades, if not generations, my mother’s family has attempted, without success, to regain ownership of lands originally granted to them by the Spanish King sometime during the late 1700s to early 1800s, through a land grant. The Mexican government also issued land grants in what is now known as… Read More

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I saw the face and the smile on an old tattered photograph I found stored away. Forgotten memories in abandoned places. One moment forever frozen on a photograph, bringing back the voice, the look, the scent, the feel, and the emotion of having shared a life that still resides inside… Read More

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The embraces and the smiles. The kisses and the hugs. Coming home. Being home. Safe. Secure. I remember that day so well. It was sunny I recall, a wisp of wind and the fragrance of freedom filled the air. Read More

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I think we are all familiar with one of the most famous poems in American literature, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” some wrongly refer to it as “The Road Less Traveled.” Read More
As a young boy of 15, living in a valley bordering Mexico, I was coming of age. I was adventurous and curious, like most other boys by age back then. It was the era of rock and roll, Friday night football, and cruising down main street with your buddies. Read More

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The old woman was a hard worker, and despite communication problems, we bacame friends. Read More
The final project for my creative writing class was to write a short story about myself. hope you enjoy it. Read More

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When I was a kid in high school, I attempted to write several unassigned original compositions which I gave to my English teacher to read. I loved to write, even back then. They were made-up stories of places and people and situations I had just imagined in my mind. I… Read More

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June 12, 2021

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We were little brown children once. It was summertime, and we played and we laughed, and we cried and we hurt, like any normal child would. We made up games when we worked in the fields, just to keep our childhood alive some days, especially when the sun bore down… Read More

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June 11, 2021

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In the twilight of my life, I had envisioned a life of leisure and carefree existence in the Valley where I was brought up and where I learned about life, friendships, love and even death. A retirement in the place that nurtured my mind, my heart and my soul. Read More

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One thing I learned very early in my childhood while growing up in the 1950s in rural Texas was empathy – understanding, compassion, sympathy sensitivity. It came naturally just by seeing how my parents lived their lives. It was that special inborne ability to feel in oneself, the feelings of… Read More

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The first time the boys were out in the bush on their own. Read More

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Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley in the 1950 and early 1960s as a Hispanic had its challenges, even as a kid, but especially for parents. Money was tight. Jobs scarce. And brown-skinned people like me were not necessarily fully accepted or appreciated. Read More

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The Rio Grande Valley (Texas), like most areas in the country, is made up of small towns and communities. And each has a story and a history. Many smaller communities have a history that refuses to evolve or change over time to accommodate the progress and diversity that has overtaken… Read More

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Years of brooding anticipation now greeted with awkward acceptance of the finality of my presence in a dream begun before I ever came to be. How I hunger to understand the reason why. How I long to see beyond the days that lay ahead, long after I am gone. It… Read More

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I was widowed and working in rural Pennsylvania, when the chance came to land a dream job in a dream city. But did I have a shot? Read More

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Why would anyone want or keep a friend that puts boundaries on what you can and cannot say? Why would a friend even think of doing that? Read More

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A story of meeting and adopting my new pets and to bring light to the fact that greyhounds make good pets Read More

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My mom is my best friend. Read More
The end of a friendship, politics end another one. Read More

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The first time I was raped, but learned the importance of being yourself. Read More

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Having an hourglass figure was a blessing and a curse... Read More

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New girlfriends have a habit of harassing me when they get the guy and the last one was a real trip. Read More

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June 01, 2021

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She was like a daughter to me, until her boyfriend disliked me.... time to let go. Read More

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How my married friend got me into bed.... Read More

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My first love and my biggest heartbreak. Read More
How important human contact is, especially after being hurt in childhood. Also, how important coping skills are. Read More
About my growth after rough times, finding my spiritual side more. Read More
Sorting out old friends, taking care of *you* first. Read More

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Facebook stalking, engaged, rings Read More

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When dating goes the ultimate bad way. Please read with caution, involves assault - a true story. Read More

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No matter how careful you are, bad things can happen, but hopefully people have your back. Read More

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June 01, 2021

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Tale of each time I lost my hair and what it means to me. Read More

Short Story / Memoir

May 31, 2021

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The team weren't keen on competing, but the big noise insisted. Read More
As a result of a deliberate and measured abhorrent campaign not long ago, and one continuing still, of division and distrust, we have begun to accept the normalcy of a new wave of resurrected bigotry, prejudice and bias, as part of our national character and value. When once we extended… Read More

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A fellow combat journalist who served with me in Vietnam confided in me not long ago, about how absolutely nothing could have prepared him or probably other young soldiers, for a place called Vietnam. Read More

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Today came, and the despair, fear and anxiety of yesterday, was still here. And nothing seems to have changed from yesterday Read More

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It amazes me how we remember moments in our lives years and even decades after they have occurred. We can recall faces and places, voices, sounds and even smells that bring back images, sensations and emotions of long passed traumas or joys. How powerful the mind can be. Read More
I remember so many things about my youth and about growing up along the Rio Grande. I remember the open sky and the sweeping vistas of green fields and pastures, and the smell of the earth and the feel of the wind. Read More