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Bodark Creek is a small, former mill town, north of Dallas, Texas, and close to the Oklahoma border. Starting in 1908, Addy Bronner Braden spends most of her very long life there, surrounded by her large, close family. She loves them, leads them, and depends on them. Read More
Typical weather in Texas in the summertime, as spring transitions into summer. Read More
Ode to a shining star, a Texas rose, or maybe even some pantyhose! Read More

Tags: star, rose, shine, texas, spyguy

The History of Galveston, Texas, begins with the archaeological record of Native Americans who used the island. The first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816. The Port of Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico following its successful revolution from Spain. The city served… Read More

Short Story / Non-Fiction

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A short story I wrote many years ago to deal with a trauma in my life when I was forced to move back to Ohio after my first wife left me for an ex-lover and eventually his own father. Read More
these few paragraphs describe my great great grand something. enjoy learning from the awesome majestic unicorn Read More

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A man has escaped the domestic frustration of his wife and children only to ultimately fall into the hands of something ungodly. Read More

Book / Romance

December 17, 2015

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Michelle just finished her third year at college where she is studying Early Childhood Education. Her and her college roommate Andrea decide to spend the summer together at Andrea's parents house in Houston, Texas and work at a local camp for young children. Will she leave this summer the same… Read More

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Jim Fontenot has returned to his small hometown of Buccaneer's Bay on the Texas Gulf coast after thirty years in the US Navy. He just wants to settle down and open a restaurant, but all is not as idyllic as he wishes it to be, and soon he finds himself… Read More

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The Texas Board of Education, all Patriotic God Fearing Loyal and Patriotic Republicans and Real Sarah Palin Americans, have required the schools to use a history text that describes the Trans Atlantic Slave as having brought "Millions of workers" to the Americas and the slaves as reporting their owners as… Read More

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The unflinching reflections of a prodigal failure poet and writer of miserably insufferable wasted literature fesses up and comes out of the unpublished closet. Read More
A Short story written in Pure Texan Read More
Two serial killers meeting is not the story here. It's all about planning. But who had the best plan? Read More

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A family writes about their encounters of the world around them through food and entertainment venues. Yelping all the way to the bank you could say. Reviews of local places in Houston, Texas are taken to the next level of humor and humility, with an utmost level of honesty. Enjoy! Read More
An adventure at Texas Roadhouse in Houston. Enjoy! Read More
H-E-B is a well beloved grocery store in Texas. I constructed this piece elaborating upon its glories. Enjoy. Read More
Pleasure Pier is an amusement park located on a peninsula in Galveston, Texas. This piece describes a day that was shared by a mother and her son of which the memory will live on unto eternity. Read More

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This is actually a short story (possibly a novella) that I started a few years ago until I got distracted with other things. I decided I will put it up in chapters in order to force myself to finish it. It's about a family from Texas and the relationship between… Read More
Everyone is surprised when a handsome Dallas attorney married a plain and shy school teacher. Although a high school English teacher, Laura has inherited an enormous amount of money. Is Aaron after Laura's money? The reader will soon discover the answer is yes! Every night after Laura goes to the… Read More
This is an article from Horn Sports about football and specifically the phenomenon of having the crowd behind your team. Read More
Aztec Promotional Groep is trots als een van de meest professional en aantrekkelijke aanbiedingen bedrijf in Austin, Texas. Onze onderneming is ontstaan uit een slaapzaal aan de Universiteit van Texas in 1995. Wij zijn een verticaal geïntegreerd, en een multi-locatie bedrijf dat gespecialiseerd is in gedrukte en geborduurde kleding, grootformaat… Read More
Unsere Firma macht Gebrauch von vertikal integrierten Automation in der Fertigung fur Bildschirm bedruckte und bestickte Kleidung, branding Spezialitaten, Banner, Buttons und design. Wir bieten unseren Kunden eine einzigartige Losung fur Markenartikel. Read More
Rose Houston, American Street Cop and mulatto great-great-great Granddaughter of Sam Houston, responds to America's clarion call to service in the sandbox. This is the short fictional story of her last patrol in Eastside Baghdad. Read More

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Micah grant is a rough and tough modern day cowboy. Keeping the ranching tradition alive along with his younger brothers, Jordan and Luke. he learns the hard way that family is the most important thing. In the middle of cout battle Micah finds out from an old hidden letter that… Read More
This is a short story about the most embarrassing moment of my life. It happened while I was in the Army, stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as a trainee. Of all the embarrassing moments in life, this one tops my chart. Read More
High praise for the Pinto Bean in this wise and insightful poem to its visual, auditory and olfactory beauty. Read More
The year is 1955, the place is Emerald Wells, Texas just off the crossroads. Emerald Wells Café is where the people in the area meet. They are all friends, they grew up together and would do anything for each other and they do. They make the most of everything they… Read More

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This game, which is a simple game of cards but stresses more on the betting techniques, has several theories regarding its origin. As poker has grown in popularity, there have been several key changes to the game, most notably the shift from cash games to tournaments... Check out www.pokabunga.com for… Read More

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"When I looked at her, hands raised in the air, a small smile found its way to her lips. She was relaxed and I understood then; Arizona never ran away. She knew she’d get caught, and she didn’t fear it one bit." Illustration by Esra Røise. Read More
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