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Troll or Leprechaun?

The morning air, toasted dry, created a dusty warmness, and the intense heat of the afternoon promised even more discomfort. Much too hot for March. Two of Juppe’s afternoon clients had already canceled because of the heat, but the five […]

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Troll or Leprechaun?

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The morning air, toasted dry, created a dusty warmness, and the intense heat of the afternoon promised even more discomfort. Much too hot for March. Two of Juppe’s afternoon clients had already canceled because of the heat, but the five […]

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Echo Canyon

Charlie May just wouldn’t shut up. From the moment we’d left Philadelphia, en route to our meeting in New Orleans, Charlie offered his views on everything — from the

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Hell on a Dark and Dangerous Road

Missy should have left hours ago. She knew better than to try and make it up the mountain after dark. It was late autumn, and once the sun set,

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Riding the Hog

It had been ninety degrees when they pulled out of the driveway before the sun even came up. Now Jeni was sure it was over a hundred because she

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Mothers and Sons

You Owe Me The garage door opened slowly, hesitantly like an arthritic man rising from his chair. Cautiously Kim Vuong drove the car forward into a space bordered by boxes

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Amateur critic stuns theater company with devastating 4½ star review

For most seasoned theater professionals, an occasional bad review just goes along with the territory. But nothing could prepare the Centerville Barnstormers for the shock they experienced last Friday,

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George Takei, BSO Sci-Fi Spectacular: Snubbed by Sulu, reporter interviews Red Shirt Number 3.

When it comes to doing an interview with any well-known personality, there is a very delicate line a newspaperman must tread (or is it trek?).  On the one hand,

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Cream in My Coffee

Natsuhiko Osaka, Youngest Son The boy child stood on the dock speechless, his insides, paralyzed, barren of emotion. He stood atop the thick, wooden pilings, the waves battering against the

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The Fields

The shack was in the fields not far from the house. I used to ride my bike there almost every day. A tangle of streets, sidewalks, houses and lawns

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The Prisoner

The boy sat at the base of the south wall, his knees pulled up in front of him. He remained very still, a small figure in a sliver of

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