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Conclusion by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
The pic is today in southside Chicago ... and it could be any city .....
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Concrete Ribbons of Frustrations by Harold Hester
Jake, Frank and Eileen lives come together - by accident..
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Conduct in Question Mary E. Martin by Mary Martin
Harry Jenkins is the protagonist of the Osgoode Trilogy. In the first novel, Conduct in Question, Harry's wife leaves him for another man. When he reads her 'dear John' letter, he heads out to find a lonely, isolated place. He has never felt so bereft. Why not find out more about Harry. Conduct in Q..
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Confession (Sensitve Subject Matter) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I murdered my baby, as surely as I stuck a gun to my her head I murdered her. ..
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View Photo of CONservative Media Unleash Anti-gay Rhetoric in Attacks on Jennings Read excerpt from CONservative Media Unleash Anti-gay Rhetoric in Attacks on Jennings CONservative Media Unleash Anti-gay Rhetoric in Attacks on Jennings by Chris the Abducted Alien
October 01, 2009 10:00 am ET ..
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Contact High 2 by Mark Lichterman
A “contact high” is when one is with someone, or a number of people that are smoking marijuana in a confined area, and he/she is not smoking, but feels the same effect, hence: A contact high... Contact High 2 follows "High" 1 ..
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Contact High 3 by Mark Lichterman
One neat side line regarding a ‘shtikl’: If one were so inclined, wrapping the string about one’s wrist, one could use the brick hard shtikl as a blackjack, then, so long as one’s teeth are in good shape, eat the evidence. Contact High 3 can be found following "High 2"..
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Contact High 4 by Mark Lichterman
Not wanting to be “overly dramatic”, and definitely not using literary license here, but, “Oh, my God!” a lightning bolt of unbearable pain shooting through my knee... “ Contact High 4 follows "High 3" ..
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Cyber Affair 3:Day1-1 by Mark Lichterman
For whatever good years that are left in my life how much longer do I have to be able to live spontaneously? To love spontaneously? _______________________________________..
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Cyber Affair 4:Day1-2 by Mark Lichterman
Not beautiful, far from beautiful, however holding her face in my hands, something about Barbara’s face, studying this face that until now I’ve seen only in my imagination. Liking... actually loving this face I held in my hands.....
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Cyber Affair 6:Day 1-4 by Mark Lichterman
The shower off now, standing within the tub pulling the towel from side to side across my back, I watched as Barbara stood nude before the mirror applying eye liner. _______________________________________ ..
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Cyber Affair 7: Day1-5 by Mark Lichterman
There have been many actresses and actors who’s smile helped to launch their careers, so let me say here that if any newcomer were able to duplicate my Barbara’s smile they would be a shoe-in for success. ..
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Cyber Affair11: 5:12 am by Mark Lichterman
I hope this does not spoil anyone's enjoyment in reading, "Cyber Affair" but, as a reminder, this is a fictional story of a seventy-four year old man and a matronly, near fifty year old woman. ..
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Cyber Affair12: 5:55 am by Mark Lichterman
When a man and woman are together, in time a part of their repartee will turn to good natured bantering, however, when a lifetime must be lived in three days, the good natured bantering might show up a bit sooner then “in time.” ..
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Cyber Affair13: 8:30 am by Mark Lichterman
when “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three Writers Place poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. ..
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Cyber Affair14:Poetry by Mark Lichterman
when “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three "Writers Place" poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. ..
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Cyber Affair15:Poetry2 by Mark Lichterman
when “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three "Writers Place" poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. ..
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Cyber Affair16: SleepXXX by Mark Lichterman
When “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three "Writers Place" poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. ..
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Cyber Affair18:Parting by Mark Lichterman
When “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three "Writers Place" poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. Question is: Why would a man and woman put..
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Cyber Affair5:Day1-3 XXX by Mark Lichterman
Let me state right here and now; my wife was one of those eternally thin women and Helen, my girlfriend, is a small, thin lady, so my fantasy women have been on the “chubby” side. So again, let me state right here and now, Barbara’s weight not a deterrent...
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Cyber Affair8:Day 1- 6 by Mark Lichterman
“Okay.” Leaning over her face, feeling her tongue touch my neck, feeling little kisses circling my Adams apple. “No hickeys,” I warned. “Course not, you think I’m sixteen!” she said good naturedly. Feeling a nip at my neck... ..
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Cyber Affair9:Day1-7XXXX by Mark Lichterman
“Honey,” weakly attempting to move out, “I’m going to...” Knowing what was seconds from happening, her nails digging into his buttocks, holding him... ..
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CyberAffair 17: Straws by Mark Lichterman
When “writersplace.net”, our authors web site began looking for three of our most popular, most widely followed commercially unpublished poets, Barbara’s name came up and the three "Writers Place" poets were invited to a poetry competition in Chicago. ..
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Cyberbullies!: A Victim's Story. (Part One) by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
A girl becomes the target of bullies while online. This is her story...
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Daffodil’s Blues by Loretta Scott
CAUTION: This content may defend some readers...For Adult reading only. Unfortunately, this is a true story, come journey with me as I unfold the truth...and the courage of one woman of many to come forth and share her darkness that ultimately set her free. Statisitcs: Approximate..
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Dago Red by Mark Lichterman
Careful, a bit of language here _______________________________________ “Uh,” Looking at the smooth, white flesh of her inner thigh, “on the west side, on Homan, uh, near Ogden.” and up, into her beautiful blue eyes. A "Becoming" excerpt..
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Damn The Agents by Vanessa Buckner
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Days Gone Lost: The Misadventures of Charlie Dalinger, Part 1 by Michael Engelby
Basically this is a short story about love kicking people's asses...
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Dear Louisiana: Audrey Writes (Sarah L Tagert) by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I find it rather childish of you that now you are wanting to act as if you were the only one who was hurt...
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Decline of Women in the Construction Trades by Chris the Abducted Alien
Highlighted Points in the Findings Commentary by Chris L. Joanet, Carpenter Local 250 Posted October 28, 2009 ..
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Deviant 1 by Mark Lichterman
"Devant 1" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ..
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Deviant 11: Onward by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant 11:"Onward " is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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View Photo of Decades of Propaganda Read excerpt from Decades of Propaganda Decades of Propaganda by Chris the Abducted Alien
Posted Again September 23, 2009 Note: I wrote this commentary almost two years ago, but I think people need to revisit these articles again, specifically this one! The roaches (elitists/bigots) are really showing their true color today, they have lost their minds. The positive is that they are c..
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Deviant 2 by Mark Lichterman
"Devant 2" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ..
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Deviant 3 by Mark Lichterman
"Devant 3" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ..
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Deviant 5: Reunion by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant5:"Reunin" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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Deviant 6: Allure by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant6:"Allure" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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Deviant 8: Sun Spot by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant 8:"Sun Spot" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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Deviant 9: Bed x by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant 9:"Bed" is a(careful, sexual) excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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Deviant Effect 1: Chicago&Lakeside by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant Effect 1" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ..
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Deviant Effect 2: Letters by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant Effect 2" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ..
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Deviant10: Humanistic X by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant 10:"Humanistic " is a(careful, sexual) excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. ______________..
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Deviant4: Sex'n'Dreams by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant4:"Sex'n'Dreams" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge. Careful with this: rated..
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Deviant7: Talking Now by Mark Lichterman
"Deviant7:"Talking Now" is an excerpt from part two of my 732 page novel: "Becoming" which, in addition to paperback, at a greatly reduce price, can also be purchased as a Kindle Ebook @ $4.95. Or, if an Amazon "Prime" member, "Becoming" can be read at no charge...
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Read excerpt from Dewbie's Heart Dewbie's Heart by Steven Fisher
Sometimes the answer lies in there not being one…..... Tom drove down to the river with the mutt by his side and a second dead baby buried in his heart. August heat pressed the damp, heavy smell of the Missouri through the open window as he slammed his pickup over the muddy ru..
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Did She Quit or Was She Fired? by Linda Gould
This is the first chapter of my novel, "Secretarial Wars."..
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Different Roads-Chap. 2 by Joyce Scarbrough
This is the second chapter of my second novel. Chapter one posted in the book section...
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Read excerpt from Digital Deficiency Syndrome Digital Deficiency Syndrome by Lawrence Gray
When he woke from the coma the first thing that he noticed was that he could not see his wife. He could hear the murmur of her voice in the hum of the hospital noise, but where the voice came from was a void around which dazzling light from a window fitted with slatted blinds flickered. Was it Jean..
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Dirt by David Schwinghammer
A man attends his ex-lover's wedding. ..
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Discrimination::: Walmart's Furball:: aka Sam's Club TRUE STORY by Karen Dunn
True Story UPDATE: 5-15-12 Would you believe SAM'S Club is taking me to court for the charge card I was unable to pay because of the permanent Social Security Disability they caused. Court date is 5-21-12 -- I am flabbergasted over this. WalMart / Sams should be punished for the pain ..
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