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Without a Doubt

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The small pile of Earth lay at his feet like a lid to a time machine.  With the shovel in his left hand, he knelt down and brushed the remaining dirt off the buried metal box.  It was an old Battlestar Galactica lunch box wrapped in plastic.

Carefully removing the…


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Diving Into Darkness

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The boy made up his mind by the first strike of lightning as he swam hard towards the raft.
It was an eight-foot square platform made from treated pine, green outdoor carpet, and held immersed in the water about seventy-feet offshore, by two aluminum pontoons.  Upon its top was a…


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The Eternal Embrace

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She could barely lift the pen as she struggled for breath.  It was a contract.  One that was worth a thousand times more than anything she had ever signed in the past.  This one, allowed hospice to perform one final act which, would solidify her love for those she…


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Beyond the Wall

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I lie in bed, sleeping, yet awake.  I can see my dog staring at me from the mattress on the floor next to the TV stand.  She looks confused, wondering if something about me has changed.  As I look around the room, I notice it is the room itself,…


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This Side of Heaven

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The following short story is based on the experiences of Jack Fletcher from the upcoming book “Without the Water”.  The song “Forever my Love”, was inspired by this scene within the story.
Enjoy,
Adam

It had been almost three years since she passed.  She was his entire world.  His love, his life,…


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After the Frost

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The soldier couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched the farmer sitting smack-dab in the middle of combat.  And of all things, smiling.  He sat cross-legged and calm, as fire engulfed his home, his farm, and everything he had spent his entire life building.

Just moments ago the battle…


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Abigail and the Agaric

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Abigail bent down to take a closer look at the mushrooms growing on the fallen tree that lay in the middle of the park.

“It’s poisonous”, she told Joshua, who was standing behind her wearing bright yellow Wellington boots and carrying his blue, dented, Dr. Who lunchbox.

“How do you know…


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The Bridge

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The man’s panic could be felt all the way from the top of the bridge as the water below engulfed his car.  He was frantically clawing at the door, banging on the window, and trying to free himself from his mortal mistake.

I never saw the car go in, but…


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“It’s easier this way, you know, being dead.  There’s no more reason for others to hear you, there’s no more reason for trying to be heard.  You’re just here, now, snuggled within the blanket of infinity.”

“Seriously, you should try it.”

Those were the last words he spoke before he disappeared….


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A Hidden Process

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The rain fell with rhythmic purpose as the man sat still in the dimly lit corner of the small diner.  Not a single person was aware of his presence as they shoveled fork after fork of their high-sugar, and even higher-fat meals into their faces.  It was like watching…