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Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Freedom Ruby Regina Witcraft There is no one more appreciative of her freedom than this daughter of freedom loving, and immigrant-Italian parents. Their love of the freedom they were presented with upon receiving their citizenship papers was never forgotten and most often memorialized in daily conversation. They rarely mentioned their lives in the old country.…

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Father’s Day George Stahl Like many of you, I no longer have a father. I lost mine over 10 years ago, but I can still remember his face when we said our goodbyes. He was in the hospital and couldn’t talk. When I told him that I loved him, he smiled and blinked his eyes.…

‘A Star for Mrs. Blake,’ by April Smith

Violetta Armour A Star for Mrs. Blake is the fictional account of five mothers who lost their sons in World War I, based on historical events and two actual people in history. In World War I, there were more than 30,000 Americans buried in the U.S. cemeteries in Europe. In 1929 Congress passed legislation to fund…

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A Number of Years Ago Sandy Ilsen A number of years ago when I was forty-two There were many more things I was able to do I could run up the stairs without even a pant Now when I try it, I absolutely can’t. I could eat what I wanted and not gain an inch,…

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Dinner by Five O’clock Kris Szlauko Louise looked at her watch. She only had almost two hours to feed her family, get kids ready and into the car, and drive to the soccer field before five-thirty. Her mind eased a little remembering that her husband would be home soon. He has always been super at…

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Kidnapping Grandma Frank Garshak Not only was I lucky regarding finding the woman to whom I was married for almost 63 years, but also acquiring the wonderful parents she had. Except for taking their daughter away with me around the world, they seemed to like me and I never had any bad in-law stories. Eventually…

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America Needs Westerns Mike Torreano My latest western, A Score to Settle, was released last year by The Wild Rose Press. It’s set in 1870 New Mexico Territory and unfolds on the notorious Goodnight-Loving cattle trail. My two western mysteries, The Reckoning, and The Renewal, are set about the same timeframe in Colorado. So, are…

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Christmas as a Child Gary Alan Rose Remember when we were little, and thoughts of toys raced through your head; Anticipation held you captive, until you were forced to go to bed. Mysterious and magical, Santa played within your mind; Sleep delayed the Sandman, for the presents you might find. Surely it was sleigh bells…

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The Special Christmas Bows Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt When I lived in Northern Virginia and was driving around the shopping area one morning, I noticed a new craft store had just opened in our vicinity. Just what I needed to create some fine and interesting crafts. Bow Making, floral and wreath design, centerpieces for tables, decorating homes for…