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· Haley Cork and the Blue Door

Short Stories
· Doctor of Calamity

· Crunch!

· Chapter 1 of The Clockwork Soul

· The Anatomy of a Chapter

· The Dangers of Tampering with Nature

· Nanotechnology and the Zero Point

· Gully’s Return

· Push me Clara

· Rum Running

· In the Morning

· Abandoned Home – Haiku in 8

· A Teachable Moment (or I Told You So!)

· Awakening the Skin

· A Universal Beauty

· A Peasant's Parting

· Weep for the Fallen

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  Autumn Outing
by M. Andrew Sprong
Monday, September 14, 2009
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Grandfather and grandson walk together.
Mother carries a red basket.
She smiles in the chilly autumn sun.
To row, to row, to the island on the lake.
Blanket on the sheep mown grass.
Laughter from the boy as Mother looks on.
The vixen watching from the trees, concerned, vanishes.
Grandfather plays a little, but holds his chest.
Honking geese vee to the south, avoiding the coming winter.
Mother walks grandfather to the rowboat.
A loon cries upon the black waters.
There is a tumble and a splash, then silence.

…Complete silence…

“Where are you?” cries the child.
He waits for her, impatient, shivering.
The playful breezes dance the leaves.
He swings his legs, sitting upon the dock.
A lone frog croaks amidst cattails.
Grandfather’s cane rests in the boy’s lap.
The rowboat floats with its belly to the sky.
The mountain water is cold upon the boy’s feet.
The sun is setting beyond the lake.
His tummy grumbles in hunger.
The crickets chirp in the brown saw grass.
The lake closed today for the winter.
Mother’s hat floats upon calm water.

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Haley Cork and the Blue Door

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  1. Loss
  2. Falling
  3. Womanhood
  4. Mud Pups
  5. The red ink flower tree
  7. Bubble Slaves
  8. Waterfall
  9. Body Quakes
  10. He Took A Bath Once
  11. Quandary
  12. True Friends
  13. Beringia
  14. Ego
  15. Inevitable
  16. My Storm
  17. About Twenty Inches of Snow
  18. A Lovely Day For A Swim
  19. Enchantment
  20. The Shredding Machine

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