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I love to write. It seems that I have written forever about my life and others. Hundreds of songs and hundreds of stories are scattered in boxes and old suit cases. I've written a few novels and novelettes.

Sometimes I brush away the dust of old memories and stories, only to find a feeling of their meaning come to life again.

If you frown, smile, curse, or cry?

Love it, hate it, or wonder why?

I have done my job.

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  • The Dead Queen
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    The Dead Queen

    3 months ago

    I've always thought that human nature is the most humorous thing on Earth. It is as natural for us to complain as it is to mourn. Sometimes in the mix.....it can be funny.

  • An Old Dream of an Old Song
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    An Old Dream of an Old Song

    3 months ago

    Sometimes a dream seems so real, even a dream taking place in a time long before you were born. I believe a dream could be a message from a loved one passed on or maybe our own spirit tryin to guide us in life. I could also be a caring kindred spirit doing the works of the heavens.

  • A Walk to Heaven
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    A Walk to Heaven

    3 months ago

    I once heard that, "Heaven is a state of mind, not a place." I believe it can be both. Jake Alvens would experience such a phenomenon by simply doing his job. If you love fantasies of love.....continue reading.

  • Wedding Dress for Sale
    4

    Wedding Dress for Sale

    3 months ago

    Frances had put an advertisement in the local paper, "For sale, wedding dress, never used." She was looking at her Ad that morning, sipping her coffee while twirling her reddish brown hair around her fingers. She thought to herself, "Eight hundred dollars would be so nice to get out of that dress.

  • The Inspirations of Fellow Writers.
    18

    The Inspirations of Fellow Writers.

    3 months ago

    Some folks might remember me from a few years ago. You could say, "I cut my writing teeth here on HubPages. I took a break from writing online and wrote 18 novelettes. I also co-wrote and recorded some songs with a dear friend who passed on. I'm writing again and it feels good.

  • A Picture Paints 1900 Words: Cowboys and Dragons
    12

    A Picture Paints 1900 Words: Cowboys and Dragons

    4 months ago

    The interview began as reporter Molly Hensen sat on the porch with, Jack "Bones"Miller, a one hundred and two year old cowboy. The big red Wyoming sky was casting a soft light on the bronze, wrinkled face of a man who had lived a hard life. His...

  • The Window and the Bus Stop
    18

    The Window and the Bus Stop

    3 months ago

    I stared out of my window at him. Up here on the second floor...he was a big man who looked small from my view. He was pacing with a limp back and forth in front of the "Loser Building." It has that name from the neighborhood whispers...including...

  • The Ballad of James Lee
    19

    The Ballad of James Lee

    4 months ago

    Years ago, an idea for a song came to mind. I have always been fond of Westerns. John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Audie Murphy and many other movie cowboys captured my imagination as a boy. I wanted to keep the song simple so I only used one chord. I...

  • The Quilting Bee, Grandmothers, and Grins
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    The Quilting Bee, Grandmothers, and Grins

    4 months ago

    I stopped in to visit my grandparents one day while coming home from work. I stopped in often back then to see them...even if only for a few minutes. I parked on the street, walked up the little hill and saw that Grandma was having a Quilting Bee. ...

  • Cougar Women
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    Cougar Women

    4 months ago

    As I remember...from a boy's point of view....older women were more a part of young fantasies than girls. While the girls rolled their eyes at his antics...an older womanwould smile. She was smiling...not to embarrass him...she wasn't really...

  • Suzanne and Her Battles With Barbie
    20

    Suzanne and Her Battles With Barbie

    3 months ago

    Back in the mid 90s....My sister Ann Hofer, and I had a small music publishing company in Nashville. Ann and I had gone to a night spot called, Douglas Corner to hear a songwriter perform. Her name was Suzanne Jusst. Ann had talked with Suzanne...

  • Gone Fishing With Uncle Bob
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    Gone Fishing With Uncle Bob

    4 months ago

    Many years ago...I would pick old Uncle Bob up and take him fishing to the river or lake. I can still see the broad smile on his face as he carried his poles and tackle box to the car. We had gone fishing together many times. The last time we...

  • The Mothers of Easter and Four Angels
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    The Mothers of Easter and Four Angels

    4 months ago

    One woman sits at her vanity and combs her little daughter's beautiful hair.  It's time to get the jeweled cross necklaces from the jewelry box.  A few words about not getting that new pink dress dirty at the Easter egg hunt.  Her husband is...

  • The Popularity of Being Rude
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    The Popularity of Being Rude

    4 months ago

    Being rude has probably been around since cave people. Grog makes fun of Og for falling down on the hunt. All the other cave men laugh. Grog like make cave men laugh...Grog must be better than Og. Grog make Og feel sad but Grog popular now. One...

  • My Old Sorento Beatle Bass Guitar
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    My Old Sorento Beatle Bass Guitar

    5 months ago

    I had hinted to my dad that I wanted to play the bass guitar. He came home one Friday after work and we went to a furniture store in town that was selling a few musical instruments. He bought me a Sorento Bass guitar with his last fifty dollars. It...

  • Auricon Cameras, One Of Our Best Sales On EBay
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    Auricon Cameras, One Of Our Best Sales On EBay

    5 months ago

    My wife, Tammy and I had been checking out auctions all day long. We decided to go to an auction house that we had been at a few times before. as soon as we walked in the door, I saw them....a table full of Auricon cameras and sound equipment. We...

  • Seventeen Stars
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    Seventeen Stars

    3 months ago

    She sat there on a wire milk crate just outside what was left of her home. She gazed at the morning sun's gleam on the train tracks. The tire swing was wrapped tightly around the Oak tree trunk and a piece of red tin swayed, dangling from a limb in...

  • My encounter with the flesh eating disease Streptococcus aka necrotizing fasciitis bacteria
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    My encounter with the flesh eating disease Streptococcus aka necrotizing fasciitis bacteria

    4 years ago

    A disease that destroys flesh. Streptococcus, also known as necrotizing fasciitis bacteria can be very dangerous, even fatal.

  • Interview With a Revolutionary War Soldier on the 4th of July
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    Interview With a Revolutionary War Soldier on the 4th of July

    5 months ago

    Well....he just appeared there on the street corner. He looked pretty lost so I decided to help him out. I introduced myself and he told me his name, Paul, and so we started a conversation. He asked me if I had any tobacco and I handed him a...

  • John Dillinger Killed?  Could it Have Been Mistaken Identity?
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    John Dillinger Killed? Could it Have Been Mistaken Identity?

    5 months ago

    Back in the 1960s, we had a neighbor, Mrs. Osborne. My dad would do small errands for her because she couldn't get around well. She was an elderly woman who lived alone. She asked dad one time to take a look at some old pictures she had. Dad...

  • How to Cook Squirrel
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    How to Cook Squirrel

    4 months ago

    Even though a squirrel looks like a rat with a fuzzy tail....it is quite a tasty 4 legged meal. A My Space friend of mine sent me a recipe....her name is DJ April Dawn....sweet lady. An old wives tale states,"If you don't sing while cookin' a...

  • A Million Lights, A Christmas Story
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    A Million Lights, A Christmas Story

    4 months ago

    The man I use to work for, loved to decorate on Christmas. He wasn't a religious man, so to speak but he was a fair man when it came to treating his employees right. I heard him curse once in the eight years I worked for him. His name was Jim...

  • If I were Satan?
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    If I were Satan?

    5 months ago

    "If I were Satan?" It is a strange title but I was thinking, "What would I do if I wanted to screw up the works of God?" Hmm? First, I would start organized religions, a bunch of them. They would all think that they are exclusively right! Oh...

  • Poetry of a Serial Killer Poem
    29

    Poetry of a Serial Killer Poem

    5 months ago

    If you were just a head I'd still love you You'd have a place in bed Right by my hip If you were just a hand I'd still love you I'd keep you always in My boxer shorts If you were just a knee I'd still love you You'd be my cup,...

  • Your Soul Comes From out of Your Mouth When You Die.
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    Your Soul Comes From out of Your Mouth When You Die.

    5 months ago

    Death awaits in the shadows of throats Pale, silver eyes are swallowed to hell Gray bleeding fingers of tingles he climbs Laughing at whispers to God Sight of a pain to trembles of tears Darkness is dancing in the last light Reaper in...

  • Why I Love Dogs, the Wonderful, Loveable Canines!
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    Why I Love Dogs, the Wonderful, Loveable Canines!

    4 months ago

    When I was a little boy, I had a dog named, Tyler. He was mostly a bird dog. He had black and brown spots on his short white fur. He was definitely my best childhood friend. I would walk through the fields of Franklin County Indiana and Tyler would...

  • Funny Police Story - The Best of My Mad Cop Stories
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    Funny Police Story - The Best of My Mad Cop Stories

    5 months ago

    It was late afternoon on Friday and I was headed into town to begin my weekend cruising. At nineteen years old, cruising in a small Indiana town was just the thing to do. I came to a stop sign on Blue Creek road and kind of slowed my way through it...

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