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Insurgent Oaks: the insurrection grows

[This is an update on a blogpost I first posted on the Writer’s Carnival website last August, and posted here last December.] I followed my basic battle plan.  As acorns began dropping last September, I collected them in dishpan-sized bins … Continue reading

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@BeaGoode: Twitter’s back

That’s a relief.

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@BeaGoode: did Twitter break?

Early June 1, 2016.  One week before the California primary.  My Twitter account freezes.  I can’t log in.  Anyone else having this problem? By the way, I’m still for Hillary.  Mailed my ballot in last week.

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I Want to Vote for Clinton/Sanders

The way I see it, Progressives could win big with a Clinton/Sanders ticket. Right now, as the people inspired by Bernie Sanders are digging into coin purses and checking under couch cushions to scrape together something to donate to his … Continue reading

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Show Me to the Gun Show

by Deanne Gwinn (flash fiction) Hog Glockson ran a polishing cloth along the last long dark barrel to bring out the “this-means-business” gleam. He nudged the semi-automatic slightly so it lined up with the rest of the inventory spread down … Continue reading

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The City (the elevator pitch)

[flash fiction by Deanne Gwinn] This piece is dedicated to #FormationWeek  and City Bloc @bccbloc. So, there’s this huge plain. Part is desert, part prairie, part hills – you know – some forests here and there, rivers, ocean-front property. It’s … Continue reading

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A Christmas Stroll

[flash fiction by Deanne Gwinn] Strolling through town on Christmas Eve, the teachers paused to watch through a window as a family opened gifts. “The star of Bethlehem on their tree makes me think of what I’ve taught,” said Jesus. … Continue reading

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ANGRY IVORY

(Flash Fiction by Deanne Gwinn)   A Special Report by Jo Farley, cultural correspondent Rose Mae Ling opens her jewelry box to show me a set of exquisitely carved lotus blossom earrings, a gift from her grandparents. The earrings for … Continue reading

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In a Xenon World

IN A XENON WORLD (Flash Fiction) I have a spectacular view of the valley. From the veranda of my cabin high above, I can see across to the mountain slopes on the other side, the fringe of green forest near … Continue reading

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Insurgent Oaks

  I’m starting an insurrection. If you live in an area that was once native oak woodland, join me. I’m talking to you, Oakland, Oak Hills, Oak View, Shady Oaks, Oak Ridge, Royal Oaks, Oak Park, Oakmont – all of … Continue reading

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