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Try It, Don’t Take It

Try It, Don’t Take It

This story is in the Growing Up New Jersey collection, a series of vignettes slouching their way into becoming a book. See more vignettes in this collection at the Short Stories &c. link above. “Try it, don’t take it.” That’s what the man renting the bicycles on the boardwalk at Atlantic City said as I straddled the wonderful piece of machinery he handed off to me. An adult might know what that meant. The man renting the bicycles for sure…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 21

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 21

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 21 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account. Twenty-One Well, Saturdays are Saturdays, even in Paris. And here it…

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The Long Dark Fall

The Long Dark Fall

This story, like many in The Last Word collection, is based on a true incident. See more stories in this collection and others at the Short Stories &c. link above. (for Phoebe) The moon was just past full. What is called a waning gibbous moon. So close to full it could be considered full, for all intents and purposes. Just a single night past full. It was minutes after midnight, and the moon was high in the sky, making the…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 16

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 16

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 16 drawn from the book. Additional chapters are posted at the link above. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a true story based on a fictional account. Sixteen Aunt Carol and I catch up on as much as…

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Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 11

Don’t Try Any of This-Chapter 11

Don’t Try Any of This is the second volume in the Little Rosie series. I currently am seeking an agent and publisher to represent the novel. Here is Chapter 11 drawn from the book. It might make more sense if you read the chapters (1-3 and 6) posted at the link above before reading this chapter, if you haven’t already. The book is complete, but I’ll post more chapters from time to time. This is a fictional retelling of a…

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