Category Archives: Poems & Stories

A collection of Short Stories and Poems – some by myself and some whose author is unknown. Guaranteed to make you think!

The Army of Two

15 miles north of the historic settlement of Plymouth Massachusetts in the town of Scituate you will find the Scituate Lighthouse. Constructed in 1811 through $4,000 of federal funding, it was completed and operational in April of 1812.  Simeon Bates … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce 1914

My name is Francis Tolliver, I come from Liverpool. Two years ago the war was waiting for me after school. To Belgium and to Flanders, to Germany to here I fought for King and country I love dear. ‘Twas Christmas … Continue reading

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Walter Mittey is a Part of Each of Us

James Thurber, in his short story called “The Secret Life of Walter Mittey”, describes the life of a middle aged man who is so bored and disappointed with his own life, that he immerses himself in daydream after daydream of … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner by Charles Dickens

When most people think of Charles Dickens, they think of his timeless and world changing tale called a “Christmas Carol”. There probably has not been a story written that had such an effect on humanity let along Christmas. But what … Continue reading

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The Bear

In William Faulkner’s, ‘The Bear’, a young boy begins his passage into adulthood by learning the qualities of courage, honor, pride and “what the heart holds to become truth.” Long before the boy begins his journey, he learns of the … Continue reading

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