Monthly Archives: April 2020


Careful of who you step on. Find out what happens to this fellow.   Brent tumbled down the side of another sand dune, landing in a crumpled heap at the bottom. Three days of wandering this desert under an unrelenting … Continue reading

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Viral Ethics: Let the Needy Go First

Originally posted on Talking Ethics:
I serve as treasurer of a small nonprofit organization for writers in Maryland, and because of the Covid-19 stay-at-home order, we had to cancel our annual conference. That cost us about $2,000.  At a recent…

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Find out what ruined this couple’s holiday.   Could it get any better than this?” said Jake. He sipped his drink, then gazed across the lake at the white capped mountain. “Clear blue skies, clean crisp air. It’s as spectacular … Continue reading

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What would you do if you found this stash?   Wind tugged at Lalita’s clothes as she scrambled into the cave. The first large drops splashed on the hot rock, evaporating almost immediately. Lightning laced across the sky and thunder … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? Our Governors.

Originally posted on America the Beautiful:
Alan Zendell, April 13, 2020 Our country and the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If this were a movie, serious actors would portray serious politicians consulting even more serious experts…

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Does the punishment fit the crime? Tell me what you think. Lightening flashed across the sky, strangely overlaid across the blue, cloudless view. Half-formed figures and houses appeared along the riverbank. Children laughed as they splashed in the water. There … Continue reading

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April Promote Your Book Party!

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(Photo by John-Mark Smith on It is the beginning of a new month, of April, so let’s self-promote!  It is time to stand up and shout for your books! Come…

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See what happens when you fail to read the fine print.   “Can I help you?” said Pete. Most of the out of towners that showed up for the annual contest had more money than folks around here saw in … Continue reading

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WOLF NOTES: An Uncommon Interview – Larry Matthews

Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in … Continue reading

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