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“Ashes and Acorns” by Carol Kean

  “Ashes and Acorns” is my last-minute entry for the HardFork: Can You See The Future? contest (November 2017). The mother in the story is inspired by my mom’s cousin Lois (who loves the Grand Canyon) and by a Scotland physician and sci-fi … Continue reading

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Friday night in Falls City (a fiction, for fun)

Driverless cars were the stupidest thing ever. Marv Moran clipped the newspaper story on how the production of this idiocy was increasing, pinned it to the bulletin board, and proceeded to throw darts at it. Marv Mor-ANN, not MOR-on, she … Continue reading

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Old Souls, Misfits, or Time Travelers?

The brick schoolhouse I attended from kindergarten through senior year of high school is slated for demolition. (No, I didn’t cause any lasting damage to the structure. Honest: the school’s demise wasn’t my fault.) I’ve been revisiting old yearbooks full … Continue reading

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Missing Pieces by Jon Ripslinger – based on a true story of Joyce Klimt’s murder

Seventeen-year-old Kyle Donovan’s life is shattered. His mother is missing and his father is accused of killing her, dismembering her, and dumping her pieces into the Mississippi River off the shores of eastern Iowa. Kyle’s father, King Donovan, claims his … Continue reading

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Magic in the Mundane – Part 4 of “In a Pig’s Ear” – a Steemit Freewrite

carolkean in freewrite • Her. Jack wanted her to meet someone, and it was a her. Sarah pocketed her phone and watched as two figures skate-walked toward her through the snow and ice that would never stop a northerner or a Derby goer. What … Continue reading

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“Live. Love. Smash.” – a Steemit Freewrite, Part 3 of In a Pig’s Ear

What kind of people live for a Demolition Derby? Rude barbarians and helmeted gladiators, Huns and Vikings were only yesterday on the scale of human history, so the urge to slash and burn boiled strong in the gene pool. The … Continue reading

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“Pineapple Finials” – a Steemit Freewrite and sequel to “In a Pig’s Ear”

Pineapple Finials- Day 480: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday – Prompt: pineapple *my daughter’s old walnut four-poster  | carolkean  in freewrite Her husband was dead and she couldn’t sleep in their room, not with his old faded Levis piled under those leather boots … Continue reading

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