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THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL

THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy The woman at the garden center promised that “these were the best clippers money could buy. They’re spring-loaded,” she said. “The best!” So he bought the clippers and went straight … Continue reading

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A CAT’S LIFE

I AM FLYBOY a cat’s life by Flyboy the Magnificent Chapter One: In the Beginning In the beginning, I was born on March 24, 2019, on a farm in Berrien County, Michigan, not far from the lake they call Michigan. … Continue reading

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THIS JUST IN:

OUR DAILY BREAD a Christmas Story by Charles McKelvy All he wanted to buy was a loaf of bread. But he got so, so much more when he walked down the bread aisle and ran into that guy from the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS STORIES: TICKET TO RIDE

TICKET TO RIDE a story for Christmas by Charles McKelvy The week before Christmas, the little boy’s big sister took him to Union Station to watch all the happy people boarding trains to see their loved ones for the holidays. … Continue reading

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FLASH FICTION: ARTISTIC LICENSE

She was so annoyed by the endlessly chattering trio of women that she took action: decisive action. No more blithering and blathering in the Dutch Golden Age galleries of the art museum. No mas. Halt’s Maul! Ruhe, Kinder! Cease and … Continue reading

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RECENT WRITING

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FLASH FICTION

THE ADMIRAL Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy The nursing home staff smiled every time Mr. Magee said he was an “admiral in the queen’s nay-vee.” They smiled to indulge the man in the memory unit. What was the harm of … Continue reading

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THE WAITING GAME

Nick and Nora loved dogs, and they loved to travel. But they didn’t travel with their dogs, because that was way too much trouble for such a pair of urban sophisticates. So what they did was go the animal shelter … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

FLASH FICTION “You know what you need?” “No. What do I need?” “You need to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.” “What?!?” “The Frank Capra classic. “ “I’m not following.” “You’ve never heard of It’s a Wonderful Life? What rock have … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS RERUN

(Editor’s note: some Christmas stories bear revisiting every year, such as: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE POLAR EXPRESS, PRANCER, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, and now this one from yours truly.) Santa’s Pen A Christmas Story by … Continue reading

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