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One Man’s Opinion

A man retired after years of public service.  He was heralded by the community for his contributions and thanked both publicly and privately by many who his service had impacted.  Several years before, a situation had occurred that rocked the community’s

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The Bruised Apple

As a young child, the girl knew hunger well and the stabbing pain that made it difficult to sleep.  She wasn’t abused or neglected, but she didn’t understand why other children were not hungry like she was. Sometimes her family

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The Raven

A man retired in a small community, looking forward to more time for his woodworking hobby.  He had always enjoyed the idea of taking wood that was once a living thing and shaping it into something new. He believed he

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Curious Crowds

A woman was treated for mental instability after her family was killed in a tragic accident.  She had contemplated suicide and attempted it once, but had failed.  Her anguish and sorrow meant little sleep, no consideration for her appearance, and

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Watching From Afar – Part I

The coward watched from the sidelines, envious of the athlete’s endurance and strength.  If only he had the same physique, he would do even more.  He wouldn’t bully others who were less than him and he wouldn’t take his beautiful girl

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Going Away Party

An elderly woman had a struggle with cancer for many long years and now seemed close to death. She made plans to die, closing accounts and settling personal relationships to the best of her ability.  She asked her daughter to

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Fall Back!

A soldier ducked his head and inched forward along the wall, hoping his helmet was low enough.  His leader had sent him forward and he was excited to finally be point.  He had never been asked before, and he viewed it an honor

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The Runt of the Litter

A cat had been a part of her family’s life for several years. They discovered she was pregnant and were dismayed at what to do. Their children were excited at the idea of new baby kittens, but the parents knew

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