Tales

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A Strange Encounter

A Strange Encounter

I don’t for one minute think anyone will believe this. But it really happened, and it happened just the way I will relate it to you. Last fall, I entered a small used bookstore in Goshen on a Saturday afternoon. It was raining lightly and the wind was blowing when I walked through the door. […]

Not to Worry About High Temps

We hear a lot these days about “average” temperatures around the world. Although some parts of the world are seeing temperatures rise (such as at the polar regions where old ice is melting fast) other parts experience cooler than average temperatures. It’s important to put this all in perspective, and a recent discovery has been […]

Gulf Oil Spill to End Oil Dependence

In an astonishing development, scientists from the World Oil Supply Cooperative in Stockholm, Sweden, have announced their annual calculation of the balance of Earth’s supply of untapped oil. According to Sven Bjorgsen, president of the Cooperative, his scientists have determined that BP’s oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, if not stopped within the next […]

A Strange Encounter

I don’t for one minute think anyone will believe this. But it really happened, and it happened just the way I will relate it to you. Last fall, I entered a small used bookstore in Goshen on a Saturday afternoon. It was raining lightly and the wind was blowing when I walked through the door. […]

A Novel’s Chapter 1: Part 4

Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 can be found here. Part 3 can be found here. Ivan was ready to throw. Only he, Whitey, and I knew what the pitch would be. I had seen several knuckle balls thrown before, but never by anyone pitching in a game I was in. I knew […]

A Novel’s Chapter 1: Part 3

Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 can be found here. Toby’s bat hit Ivan’s ball at about the same instant that Ivan went down. A peculiar sound came out of the impact. It reminded me of two sounds, that of a pistol shot and that of a short scream from a screech owl, […]

A Novel’s Chapter 1: Part 2

Part 1 can be found here. Ivan, acknowledging their animosity, tipped his cap to the Deer Lake section, which consisted of about two hundred people standing along the first base line behind the Deer Lake bench. This act brought more Deer Lake fans to life, and more hoots and boos followed. Peach Wiggins, our coach […]

A Novel’s Chapter 1: Part 1

This entry, and some to follow, is a portion of Chapter 1 of a novel I’ve worked on over the years. I’m not saying how many years, but it’s more than two or three. At any rate, I am considering one more attempt to wrap the thing up, and would appreciate comments from readers. Here […]

Revelation in Moonlight: Chapter 5

Chapter 1 can be found here. Chapter 2 can be found here. Chapter 3 can be found here. Chapter 4 can be found here. Kron was able, by the time the earth had turned this portion of itself into darkness, to have walked a good long distance, not completely making up for his forced delay […]

Revelation in Moonlight: Chapter 4

Chapter 1 can be found here. Chapter 2 can be found here. Chapter 3 can be found here. Outside the fence, in every direction, people were on the ground, some weeping uncontrollably. Others who had been there longer were slightly less emotional. Some were chanting prayers, most of which were barely audible private ones, addressed […]

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