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WIP: Smitty and the bluesman

“What you learn, kid, is that you blame her and she blames you and you both walk away with a little tear in your heart that never heals. A place, a song, a word, opens it back up. That’s how … Continue reading

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More “Three Rivers:” The swimming pool and the air battle to end World War II

Smitty’s tale is coming together faster than I could have imagined… Time dragged with the sameness of a bad painting, the full colors of summer dully washed out; hot cloudless days when the grass fields behind the house turned yellow, … Continue reading

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Katina at the piano. More “Three Rivers”

This is another sketch for the story about Smitty, tentatively called “Three Rivers.” “How’d they get it in here?” I asked her, staring at the huge, gleaming Steinway that filled the middle of the study. Even the main entry into … Continue reading

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Smitty and Katina

Smitty is a character from my story, “The Summer of the Homerun,” (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/299057). I’m using his story as the centerpiece of another work so far called “Three Rivers.” For reference, there is another sample available on this site at http://wp.me/p1mc2c-aa. … Continue reading

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Baseball story

With the World Series about to start, here’s a sample from my story, “The Summer of the Home Run.”   “The Summer of the Home Run” is available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/299057   “Anyway, on this particular day, I was out at … Continue reading

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