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Live and Let Deitch: flash fiction and the writing process of Nicholas Deitch, a man who wears many hats – by M. Talley.

Live and Let Deitch: flash fiction and the writing process of Nicholas Deitch, a man who wears many hats – by M. Talley. Nicholas Deitch, or Nick, as his friends know him, is a partner at Mainstreet Architects in Ventura, … Continue reading

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Garlic

I never saw my son.  That wasn’t the way they did things in those days.  But I know he had blue eyes, because his father did and so do I.   I know about genetics because in my senior year of … Continue reading

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You Be Frodo

“Todd? What’s that you’re wearing?” “Read in TheTimes this can, you know, spice up a marriage.” His voice is muffled. “So what do you think?” “TheTimes said to wear an Elmo costume to bed?” “Not specifically Elmo. It’s called role … Continue reading

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Peace

512px-Autoscheinwerfer_bei_Nacht_(Langzeitbelichtung)_001They sit and listen and imagine until 12:12 a.m. They both gasp when the minute hand lurches forward. It hits them like a truth revealed for the very first time, every time. They hold their breath and each other’s hands. They watch for headlights to appear around the bend in the highway… Continue reading

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