September 14, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Northeastern corner of Puerto Rico with hurricane force winds of 125 miles per hour, caused wide spread flooding, killing 12, leaving 28,000 people homeless, and destroying economically critical banana and coffee crops. September 20, 2017 – Hurricane Maria, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour … Read more Puerto Rico and Hurricane MariaRead The Short Story Now
My best wishes and thoughts for everyone dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and facing the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. Mine is but a story of inconvenience and it pales in comparison. Friday, September 22, 1989 – The window glowed with the early light of dawn. Fearing I had overslept, I looked for the … Read more Hurricane Hugo DawnRead The Short Story Now
The shadows stretched across the room as the skies darkened outside, barely illuminating the ancient coffin in the far corner. The lid cracked open, Mordis’ long fingers extending outward into the room. Wrapping his hand around the edge, he pushed the lid open, the hinges squealing in protest. The 300-year-old vampire sat up and looked carefully at the darkening skies outside of the window. Comfortable that he … Read more Vampire EclipseRead The Short Story Now
Can we talk about a controversial topic? No, not politics. That would be easy in comparison. We need to talk about pets and the solar eclipse. Do dogs need to wear solar eclipse glasses? Should they just stay inside so they don’t damage their eyes? Facebook is full of warnings about dogs who will need seeing eye dogs … Read more Canine Solar Eclipse GlassesRead The Short Story Now
Our country reached a boiling point of political friction this past week and much discussion has centered around the “many sides” involved. Most of the attention has been focused on the alt-right, but some have also discussed the actions of the alt-left. But our main stream media, as always, fails to tell us the whole … Read more Rise Of The Radical Alt-CenterRead The Short Story Now
Since our area is in the path of totality for next week’s solar eclipse, the North Carolina Highway Patrol issued a press statement listing several safety reminders. Many of them are quite reasonable: Be patient Expect traffic delays Arrive early But further down the list come items that you would hope a licensed driver doesn’t … Read more Don’t Wear Sunglasses To An EclipseRead The Short Story Now
Mowing is a pain in the ass. My dislike for mowing began early when my father insisted I mow the lawn. I protested about the unfairness of it all, but he pointed to the food I ate, the bed I slept in and the clothes I wore. He always fought dirty like that. I would grumble about how none of my friends were forced to … Read more Mowing Is A Pain In The AssRead The Short Story Now
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