This is the step child of Untold Shorties. A collection of fiction works written by me.

Evolution of Natural Understanding


Ever a time when the world is still. No blaring bugle’s, no honking horns, no ticker of audible news, no name calling, no threats, no one telling us they are right. Always right, never wrong–we are wrong. Silence, pure silence, rolling off the evergreen hills, penetrating my bones. Lavishing in serene peace as blades of grass ebb and flow; its […]

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The First Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition in America, where every year we give thanks for a bountiful harvest (food), for family, friends, health, our country. We have all been taught that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 when the first (still) British settlers known as Pilgrims celebrated a good harvest and invited the Indian tribe, the Wampanoag’s, to sit and […]

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Awakened by the Force I am not…..**SPOILERS


I may never have been to comic-con, and I may not have the inside scoop on the inner workings of a Death Star, but I do know good movies, I know strong story lines, and I have been a Star Wars fan from birth. Now I know this is not my typical fiction write up or short story, but Star […]

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The mysteries of Mr. Ducane

Mysteries of Mr. Ducane.smtraphagensite

The gala was a complete success–at least that’s what I was told. I don’t remember much of the evening. I remember shaking hands, hearing over two dozen names I won’t remember, and explaining my pieces, over and over and over again. I drag my aching feet into the kitchen; the steam rising from the coffee pot. I listen for the […]

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A Feeling of Deja vu…………

  I felt as if I had lived multiple lifetimes. Impossible, because I’m only twenty-six. And yet each day I wake up feeling as though this is not my life. I lay staring at the ceiling and decide it’s time to snap out of my funk. I’m procrastinating. I really need to start getting ready for work. I roll over and grab the clock on […]

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