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  1. Thread: Ransom

    by DRayVan
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    Thanks, Kiz. Glad you liked my story.

    Thanks, Kiz. Glad you liked my story.
  2. Thread: Set Free

    by DRayVan
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    Thanks, Kiz. Glad you liked it.

    Thanks, Kiz. Glad you liked it.
  3. It Wasn't Suppose To Happen Like This - Update

    “Help me! It’s her heart!”
    “Call Code Charley!”
    Nurses and doctors descending,
    fanatically attending.

    Alarm’s shrieking:
    Warning! Warning!
    “Heart’s failing.”
    Shouting orders:
    “Meds, IVs,...
  4. Thread: A Good Woman

    by DRayVan
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    A Good Woman

    Through thick and thin
    You stood by me

    In good times and bad
    You were there as well

    When I didn’t deserve you
    You still loved me

    When I needed you most
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    Gambler's Last Wish

    A gun-slinging gambler comes to Silver Rock and challenges Sheriff Duggan to a gun duel. How long can he resist when his friends are cheated in a crooked card game and one is wounded, confronting the...
  6. Thread: Ransom

    by DRayVan
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    Ransom

    The darkening clouds meant a change in the weather, and Jesse Cooper could feel the worst was coming. On the heels of the obscured sun, a cool, north wind whipped up and was beginning to blow with a...
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    Land Feud Gone Bad at Silver Rock

    October rains broke the hot spell that had dug its heels into August as if it planned to stay all winter. Clouds arrived with daybreak from the south, swirling, reaching skyward in dark billowing...
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    Forbidden Love Comes to Silver Rock

    Will a daughter’s unexpected pregnancy by a rival family’s son end a bitter feud? Or will this forbidden union fan the flames of out-of-control hate and mistrust?
    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~...
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    Murder at Silver Rock

    Sheriff William Duggan, thirty-eight, paunch, medium height, and tanned from prolonged sun exposure, tilted his chair back and lit a slender cigar. Smoke curled above his head in the still air. From...
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    Melancholy Skies of Azure Blue

    Melancholy skies of azure blue,
    Peppered with clouds of harbor gray
    Set the mood on a cold winter day.

    Fresh snow fell like Chantilly lacy veils,
    Covering grasses and adorning trees,
    Swirl...
  11. Thread: Set Free

    by DRayVan
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    Set Free

    whispers of comrades gone
    linger from my past

    questions asked but not answered
    why did I survive and they did not
    why was I chosen and they were not

    though decades ago
    their pain echoes...
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    Dear Dad,

    I’m sorry we never talked much, but we never knew what to say. “Hello,” “How ya doin’,” “How’s Mom,” and then, quickly you’d ask, “How’s the weather.” Our phone conversations were rarely...
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    Memories. Are They Really True?

    Recently, I watched a “based-on-fact” movie spanning the childhood and career of the main character. The early-childhood scenes, in particular, amazed me, especially the details and dialogue....
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    Mystery of the Rare Gold Coin

    Silently making his way to the top of the stairs, Willy Perkins, a first-time cat-burglar, gripped the door knob with trembling hands. He bypassed the house-alarm system without tripping it, and now,...
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    Tommy & Alfie: Time Travelers

    Tommy's jaw dropped when he saw the huge cardboard box sitting on the barn’s floor. He’d never seen one large enough to stand in without bumping his head, and he was going to make it into his best...
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    Tommy & Alfie: Time Travelers

    Error - Ignore - Read the other posting of same name
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    Rescuing a Damsel in Distress

    Part #2

    After lunch, Tommy took his walking stick and went to the barn where he left Alfie, his new friend, dressed as Tonto. Alfie rode up to him on Scout. “Hi, Tommy, have a good lunch?”

    “The...
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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Ride Again

    Part #1

    Today--a few of months before Tommy’s fifth birthday--started as most days on the farm: chores, washing up, and breakfast. Afterwards, he grabbed his walking stick and announced, “Goin’...
  19. Thread: Long Ride

    by DRayVan
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    I've posted the edited version - The unedited...

    I've posted the edited version - The unedited version was posted in error.
  20. Thread: Fall Guy

    by DRayVan
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    Fall Guy

    John Rider sat at his office desk on the third floor of the seedy walkup, a stack of overdue bills scattered before him, and no cash in his bank account to pay them. He hadn’t had a real case in...
  21. Thread: Long Ride

    by DRayVan
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    Long Ride

    Dewey Gibson, a strapping young buck of twenty, left his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas during the gold rush of 1860 for Prescott Valley, Arizona, seeking his fortune. A few weeks later, he arrived in...
  22. Thread: A Swift Half.

    by DRayVan
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    Enjoyed your little slice of UK from across the...

    Enjoyed your little slice of UK from across the "pond." Felt as if I was in the pub. Nice job.
  23. Thread: Trapped

    by DRayVan
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    Trapped

    From their vantage point on the bridge, Jack, Ellie, and Luke followed the railroad track’s lazy curve into the hillside’s gaping hole. For the past ten years, Jack had been coming here and watching...
  24. Thread: Lucky 13

    by DRayVan
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    Lucky 13

    Along the trail, a stream followed the descending contours of the narrow terrain, snaked around exposed tree roots, cascaded over rocks, and gurgled into a tranquil pool. In another time, mused Greg,...
  25. Thread: Demon Lake

    by DRayVan
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    Demon Lake

    The events occurring on Sm’iwa Lake, Egypt, which the locals called Demon Lake, began mid-March when a sheepherder discovered the decaying corpses of two fishermen on its eastern shore. Their...
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