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Cabin 22 – Maggie

Author’s Notes: The thing about a “bad first draft” is that as I write it, I find out about the story – it’s almost as if the book is there already, and my job is just to discover it. So, … Continue reading

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Being Practical.

There is a lot to be said for being practical. There are everyday things that we need to do to get through the day without mishap. It’s important to balance the check book, for example, and to clean the house, … Continue reading

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“Hope lets me carry on.”

When the situation seems the darkest, we need something to help us keep going. That “something” is called hope, but it is not an external thing, it is our inner being. Even when we find it hard to believe, we … Continue reading

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“Comparing my insides to other people’s outsides.”

When we meet someone new, what do we see? Maybe a smiling face, a happy disposition, and a bright look in the eye. We therefore assume that they are self-assured and content, and, since we know ourselves to be insecure … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the real winner in a tug of war is the person who lets go of the rope.

Many of us grew up believing that we had to succeed at all costs. We cannot admit defeat, because, we feel, to do so is weak and shows that we are a failure. And so we struggle on with the … Continue reading

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Cabin 22 – Trey & Dotty Miller

Author’s Notes: Why would an American couple be staying in an out-of-the way place like Silver Oaks Cabins? Well, maybe because they thought one of their ancestors came from that area. That idea leads to this story, and a realization … Continue reading

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Cabin 22 – Orlando Smith

Author’s Notes. I had to sign in to a building recently, and I idly looked at the names above mine on the sheet. One was “Orlando Smith”, a common enough name here in the MidWestern US, I thought, but not … Continue reading

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