Monthly Archives: September 2016

‘The size of your flag’

True patriotism isn’t the size of the flag in your yard, or how fast you draw a proud salute.  Reciting a sacred poem doesn’t measure your appreciation, no matter how sincerely resolute.  Paying taxes and attending a jury are merely … Continue reading

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‘When they come to life’

On the hillside, over rolling hills. A troupe of monuments stand tall. In this place, which they protect. Poised for action, if duty calls.  From noblemen to fallen soldiers;  Proud marble statues cast in gray. By night they fight fierce … Continue reading

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‘The curious voyage of Mary Celeste Briggs’ (full)

   Mary awoke with sunlight blaring through the blinds. A massive hangover rumbled through her temples and triggered an involuntary spasm in her bloodshot eyes. Most adults her age had long since given up the party lifestyle but she was … Continue reading

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‘Bless our hearts, every one’ III (end)

  “Dr. Rosenberg, we understand this is now being labeled a pandemic by the CDC. Upwards of a half million people have contracted Dialect Identity Confusion and there appears to be no end in sight. Experts from all over the … Continue reading

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‘Bless our hearts, every one’ II

   “I’ll pull th’ ca’ round to th’ front yad and pak it.”  “Ok. I’m a gonna worsh it in a lil bit.”    “Huh? “Pa, you alright?”   “Wah?”   “You just sound like a hick! I think maybe … Continue reading

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‘Bless our hearts, every one’ I

   “The CDC has reported an outbreak of ‘Dialect Identity Confusion’ in the northeast United States. D.I.C. (As it has been dubbed by the scientific community) is defined as a speech condition that afflicts a person with an unnatural accent … Continue reading

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‘Final consultation of the oracle’ V (end)

    “Again we call upon you; the wise oracle of the founders. We wish to invoke our second consultation on this important day. We ask for the end of aging and death for our species.”    During the mandatory … Continue reading

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