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Nightwind Elder

nightwind elder 

Confused in the night, his big-boned face, large flat nose, large bone-chilling hands, hairy muscular thighs, thickset flattened nose and huge lips descended without consent. He towered over my 5 foot 6-inches on the cold-dank floor slightly…

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Winfield

winfield 

Metal plate in his head. 

He had survived the battle zone. WWI—his war. 

Purple heart on his chest from head injury: his survival. 

He returned home with medals but his mind, 

Crowded with nightmares…

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Jenny’s Dust devil

Jenny’s Dust devil 

A tale spinner, intent to ensnare my fluff, humoring me, agitating and vexing me, it finally got to Jenny, visibly, 

without relief. It was a common, maddened attraction that riled me. It felt like an…

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Big Daddy Virgil

Big Daddy Virgil 

Carter never met his Dad. Grandma Callie taught Big Daddy all about math, spelling, geography and science. 

Looks 

He was smart beyond his years. 
Head smart and handsome. 
Like a tall glass of water. …

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Gram Callie

Gram Callie 

Past 
School teacher from Mississippi. The south. Education system in her day meant she could practically teach anything for a school ager to a young man or woman. Grandma Callie taught till she married and set out…

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Big Mama Emma

Big Mama Emma 

Past 

She’d been born in Mississippi at a time when her twelve sisters and brothers were younger spending most of the time helping to care for them with her mother while her charcoal black, Cherokee…

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Enzee in the Glass Cage

 

Enzee in the Glass Cage 

And on that July morning this is how it all started. 

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One morning Enzee woke up to find himself captive in a glass cage. How he got there we will…

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Fiefer

[NEW SHORTS JAN 23, 2020]

Fiefer  

by Jeri Brown

 

In the mountainous part of Giuseppe, 

a region of Austrandic alps, 

a world with extreme hot and cold, 

where hunting is keen, 

lived…

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Zola and the Sirens

Zola and the Sirens : Jan 23, 2020

by Jeri Brown 

In a timeless place on the small Zina island up north lay Zola, 

a large lake near Nova Scotia coastal shore, 

three siren sisters took…