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47 Years Ago Today

By the time the war ended, 58,220 American soldiers had died in Vietnam. And, in a strange irony, 50,000 of the people they’d gone to save had been evacuated to the United States. It was the largest airlift in U.S. … Continue reading

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A Whoom! in the Room

Photo by jplenio The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Ever since Aunt Aloysia had given them the … Continue reading

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Nothing Is What It Seems to Be

Artwork by Lucian Ioan DOBARTA LuciDO The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. “We really do have a … Continue reading

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Who Makes Your Decisions?

“Crossroads” (Diamond Consultants) In Genesis 13, were told that Abram (whose spiritual legacy is immeasurable) and his nephew Lot had done exceedingly well as shepherds. So much so, that they needed to divide their flocks and lands. So Abram allowed … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 134

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Epilogue: The Unknown Previously: Battle weary and bone bruised, Gina was awakened by the voice of Rhema. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack, Gina, and B’frona slept well into…

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The Wishing Map 133

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: With the Questing Beast vanquished, Gina was finally able to sleep. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ She was in a lovely semi-coma…

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Choices

“You can’t control your fate by refusing to make choices! I didn’t discover my destiny until I faced my circumstances. I had to make hard, awful choices, choices I didn’t want to make. I made terrible mistakes, but that was … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Write a Story

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The Wishing Map 121

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Three: Return to Rennou (Continued) Previously: B’frona confessed his failure to overcome the kidnappers who captured Gina’s dragon. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ He stood steeped in anguish as…

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Free Will!

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” ~William Shakespeare Are we free? Or is the ability to choose an illusion? Why is our understanding of this subject so dim? It seems clear that we are … Continue reading

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