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The Back Door Out of the Wizard’s Saloon ~ James Pyles #writephoto

Long centuries ago, when “The Wizard’s Saloon” had first been established, the population of its visitors, many but not all from Britain and the European nations on Earth, were illiterate, or read and spoke languages not native to the proprietor. … Continue reading

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Timeless ~Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

Time began from nothing.  There was void, nothing, and then grey as the Universe spun up. Damn, I thought to myself, I must have slipped again. It often took a few days to get my bearings again after a slip, … Continue reading

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Fragrant ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

A fragrant breeze blew in through the open window, causing the curtains to flutter. Todd walked over to close it, but Cindy stopped him with a shake of her head. The bit of late spring wind smelled of green and … Continue reading

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Bookpunk ~ James Pyles #writephoto

Eleven-year-old Keel watched his thirteen-year-old sister Alina from behind as she trudged down the alleyway. “C’mon. Don’t wanna b late,” she signaled. The thin, waif-like boy, walking through January’s half-frozen muddy puddles in dirty, sandaled feet, dressed in over-sized khaki … Continue reading

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Honor ~ Trent P. McDonald #writephoto

The way the sun rose sluggishly that morning; the way the mist clung to the tree branches, refusing to let go; the way the birds wouldn’t roost or stop to eat at any of the feeders, restlessly flapping from place … Continue reading

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Microfiction: Untrodden ~ Isabel Caves #writephoto

They ask me why I walk alone in the snow. In the cold where no one else walks. Where the trees are bare and the moon is far. They see only loneliness in the white. But I cherish the snow. … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm ~ Yinglan #writephoto

Her nervousness fades and heartbeat slows as the small row boat travels downstream. “Just relax,” she tells herself as she lies in the boat. Hugging her journal ever closer to her chest, she shifts her attention to the cloudless blue … Continue reading

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Disappear ~ Yinglan #writephoto

With six-pack of beer on his passenger seat, Eddy pulled over to the shoulder. There, he parked the car, shut off the ignition with a turn of the key, and leaned back in his seat. He sighed and grabbed one … Continue reading

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Crossways ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

There must have been a road here once, two, and the stone marks the junction. I touch the cold moss, my feet buried in bracken, and wonder how long since anyone walked these roads, since there were roads to walk. … Continue reading

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The Legend of Earth ~ James Pyles #writephoto

Luke Wallace stumbled over the alien terrain as the dawning sun rose to his left, but it was the twinkling of tiny lights directly in his path that had been holding his attention for the past three hours. The biologist … Continue reading

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