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The Seductive Charm of a Tentative Touch

March 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Afterlife, Clash of the Sexes, Disturbing, Dreams, Drugs, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Ghost Story, Horror, Human Nature, Imagery, Literary, Love, Love Triangle, Lyrical, Macabre, Magic Realism, Monster, Mood, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Paranormal, Romance, Scary, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted

Regal and relaxed; five foot six or so; in her early twenties; hair in a pixie cut; flawless light brown skin. Those were some of the phrases that came to Sylvia’s mind as the young woman floated into her store. Sylvia was alerted by the sound of a bell set off by the opening wooden screen […]

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The Seagull Poet of Butter Bay

September 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Anthropomorphic, Canada Humor, Charming, Cottage Life, Cute, Feel Good, General Humor, General Interest, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Longing, Lyrical, Mood, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Poetry, Puns, Satire, Screwball, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Uplifting, Whimsy, Wishful Thinking

In a vision, he’d once seen another seagull in a top hat dancing at the Trocadero. It was the most elegant thing ever. He became entranced by imagery and longed to give expression to his own special voice. There was no doubt, he was a poet at heart.   That’s what his girlfriend, Sandy Barr, told him. Never […]

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