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“I am with you always…”

“Snapshot Saturday”

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“…the next best choice…”

Two sizable flocks of Canada geese fed in the small pasture the previous night. An hour before, well to the west, the birds cupped their wings. A stiff east wind aided a gentle, almost mystical, descent. The geese took flight … Continue reading

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“…no thought for the morrow…”

Snowflakes stuck to “Old Turkey Feathers’” barrel, yet the Northwest gun remained still. The small six-ponter stepped closer and closer, cross-wind, eighteen paces distant, on the mid-trail, down a steep slope. Large white flakes drifted earthward in the calm gray … Continue reading

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No Need for the Hunter’s Prayer

Damp, melting snow pitter patted. The constant dripping sounded like a slow, steady drizzle. Hardwoods populate the lower two-thirds of the west slope of the long ridge. An unusual abundance of brown leaves remained on the branches and twigs. White … Continue reading

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A Time of Peace…

Goose wings swished overhead. A solitary “Ke-honk” echoed over the hardwoods, causing a returned white captive to look up and take solace. The single goose winged west to the remaining silver ribbon of open water that flowed between the icy … Continue reading

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A Toll for Re-Living History

Distant clucks teased. Elk moccasins danced around the broken down top of a white ash tree. When the tree fell it bent earthward six or seven red cedar trees with trunks the size of a stout blacksmith’s upper arm. The … Continue reading

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MacMillan’s Cove Revisited…

A Brief Introduction: The Lost Word Writers Group’s annual Halloween “open microphone night” is tonight at the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library. All genres are represented, but as one might expect, horror writing rules the evening. The LWWG … Continue reading

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“…in case I miss…”

Stars faded. To the east, a warm orange glow back lit the dark shapes that lined the hardwood ridge. A serene silence marked the calm that greeted first light. The air smelled clean and fresh and cool, invigorating to one’s … Continue reading

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