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Leviathan

“It’s no good, captain. They’ll be here any minute.” Juan Diego tied off the line and turned to see the captain’s shoulders slump. “I’m sorry, lads,” the captain said quietly. “I’d hoped to get us close enough to land that

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Cave Rendezvous

California Gold Country, 1850 The cave waited–as it had for thousands of years. It had sheltered many in that time. Bears taking their winter sleep, humans with bows and spears, and now humans with guns. They were welcome to its

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Trip to Tahoe

Northern California, January, 1931 Spencer downshifted the old Ford truck as they took another tight corner. The mountain road to Tahoe was none too safe, especially not with all the snow and ice from the recent storm, but they should

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Kelly’s Christmas

Kelly rested her head on her paws and groaned. Her hips hurt. She missed her packmate. She hadn’t seen Toby for over a week. She didn’t understand. Her people wept and spoke of putting Toby down. Why was Toby gone?

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Snowflake

Madelynn hesitated on the doorstep. “Come in, honey—you’re letting all the warm air out.” Grandma’s voice was kind, and it would be unthinkable to disobey. Dad had explained that this was Grandma’s last Christmas, and they all had to try

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Not Without Compensations

Paddy O’Malley threw his cards down in disgust. He was busted again. He tossed off his whisky and stood, his chair scraping against the saloon’s wooden floor. “That’s me done,” he said, before staggering to the swinging doors. Saturday night

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Blog Battle

Blog Battle is a terrific thing I discovered on Twitter (using #BlogBattle), but it really takes place on blogs. Rachael Ritchey started it over a year ago, and it’s quite fun. I’ve participated many times now, and it’s always been

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