Category Archives: Original Fiction

Life Needs More Diving Boards

  Life Needs More Diving Boards   The town of Ironbridge sprang to life in the foothills of Mt. Racine during the coal boom of the 1850’s. Coal had been discovered east of Ironbridge in 1855 by one Noah Jordan … Continue reading

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A Warm Thanksgiving

  The scent of roasting turkey filled the small, kitchen. Streams of condensed steam from the simmering vegetables ran down the front window, dripping and pooling along the discolored caulking of the cracked, porcelain sink. She pulled a dishcloth from … Continue reading

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The Bellhop

“You wouldn’t believe some of the shit that goes on in these big hotels,” the Bellhop said as he lit his second cigarette. He offered one to the new guy as they stood out back on the loading dock. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Ben Nutty Slings the Blues

Ben Nutty’s pockets bulged with quarters, dimes and nickels, giving him a jingly, lop-sided gait as he lurched off of a Southwest Airlines jet at the Las Vegas International Airport. The trip from California, though only a short flight, had … Continue reading

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Justice is Served

He was a writer but he had never written much, nor even read all the ‘originals’ he worked from, because it made his head bang to read much. But the good old silent days you got somebody’s plot and a … Continue reading

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Ben Nutty’s Comeback

Career Day Today! The sign hung in front of the local middle school attended by Ben’s son. It was approximately 9:00 AM on Tuesday morning. Ben had dropped his son off an hour earlier and now, as a surprise to … Continue reading

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Ben Nutty Goes Shopping

Ben Nutty scanned the aisles at the grocery store. He’d come in for cat litter but got side-tracked by the colorful signs advertising the week’s specials. Wheat Thins were on sale; buy 1-get 1 free. Ben couldn’t resist Wheat Thins, … Continue reading

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