Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Garden: Part Two

The wise one knelt in his garden, patiently weeding a bed of spring flowers. A young man watched him from the garden gate. “Enter my son”, the wise man said without glancing up from his task. Sheepishly the young one … Continue reading

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A Blast from my Past…

I received a troubling message yesterday from an acquaintance I have neither seen nor thought of for many years. We are not “friends” on Facebook but there she was on Messenger. The name didn’t even register at first, but I recognized … Continue reading

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The Garden

The wise old man sat on a stone bench, quietly feasting on the beauty of his garden. A young man, approaches reverently with folded hands. “What is it you wish my son?” the old man asks. “I wish to know what … Continue reading

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Long Way Home (Chapter One Teaser)

CHAPTER ONE   Every new beginning comes from Some other beginning’s end    Dan Wilson   October 3, 2008   Anne Cassidy sat behind an antique walnut desk watching the steady stream of people flow past the front window of her … Continue reading

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Black Water

fiction by Phil Benton Preface I’ve been playing around with a new idea for my second novel. I’ve never done a dystopian theme or anything set in Louisiana. My reading lately has taken me in both these directions and I’m … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the War Raging In America

As an introvert, I have a tendency to process my thoughts internally. As a writer, this personality type significantly impacts the way I express thoughts and emotions.  I’ve been described (accurately I’ll admit) as emotionally closed.  Research shows, individuals who … Continue reading

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The Clock

 Clock flash fiction by Phil Benton   For the third time in as many minutes, Sam glances toward the opposite wall at the exact point where, in his opinion, a clock should be.  Watching this imaginary clock has become a … Continue reading

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