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Imagination Conjuring Reality

D.K. Wall

Imagination Conjuring Reality

Short Stories

Flymen, Maypoles and Burning Witches

May 8, 2017 | 2

What do Flymen, Maypoles, and Burning Witches have in common? More than you might think when I am working on a stage crew.

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Grasping A Hot Reality

May 1, 2017 | 4

May 1st. The weather warms. Spring beckons us outdoors. Vacation season approaches. And the warnings about dogs in hot cars proliferate. The danger is quite real. Leaving a dog, a cat, or a human inside a hot car can be fatal. Sadly, it will happen this summer. Please, please, please – do not let it … Read moreGrasping A Hot Reality

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not bad for an old guy

Not Bad For An Old Guy

April 24, 2017 | 4

My high school and college years were dotted with various jobs, work to cover the expenses of higher education. Most were seasonal like the ranger’s assistant during the summers or various jobs on campus.  Quite a few were day jobs, pay for a few hours of work loading or unloading trucks. The cargo of the … Read moreNot Bad For An Old Guy

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Brakes Screeching. Collision Imminent.

April 6, 2017 | 11

Brakes screeching. Tires smoking. Horn blaring. Collision Imminent. No matter how hard I tried, I would not avoid crashing into the car in front of me. Despite being a popular destination, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, lacks any interstates. Traffic crowds the divided highways and two-lane roads dotted with roadside businesses. Drivers have to remain alert … Read moreBrakes Screeching. Collision Imminent.

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Paging Standby Passenger Walt

March 13, 2017 | 0

Anyone who has flown in many airplanes has stories of turmoil, missed flights, and other headaches. But how many people can tell a tale of deceit to board a flight? Let me tell you about Standby Passenger Walt. My story takes place in the mid 1990’s. I was flying to Fayetteville, Arkansas on TWA, an … Read morePaging Standby Passenger Walt

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Small Town Justice – The Saga Of Little Joe

February 28, 2017 | 3

While the following really happened, I have changed the name of both the town and the person involved to protect the innocent. Or the guilty. For nearly a decade, I worked in the temporary staffing industry handling the administrative duties needed to keep a company operating, including dealing with employees who stole from the company. … Read moreSmall Town Justice – The Saga Of Little Joe

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Customer Call Center Commandments

February 21, 2017 | 2

Last week, I had the misfortune of calling not one, but two customer service departments for some assistance. After dealing with interactive voice response systems, obnoxious hold music, and interminable waits for customer service staff, I believe I am now qualified to issue the following Customer Call Center Commandments: Thou shalt not say “Your call is … Read moreCustomer Call Center Commandments

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Shipping Fees, Bright Lights, and Suicidal Rabbits

February 9, 2017 | 4

To illustrate this story, several products are referenced along with a link to them on Amazon. Please note that these links are all a part of an Amazon Affiliate program and I receive a small fee if you chose to purchase, though using the link does not increase your price. We receive no other compensation for … Read moreShipping Fees, Bright Lights, and Suicidal Rabbits

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Chaotic Morning – How Not To Begin A Day

February 2, 2017 | 8

Pre-dawn mornings are a treasure. Tranquility reigns. Nothing moves. I can slowly wake up, read, and organize my thoughts. That time allows me to prepare for the day and avoid the stressful feeling of a chaotic morning. A pair of sliding glass doors separates our bedroom from an outside deck creating a wall of glass facing … Read moreChaotic Morning – How Not To Begin A Day

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No Mythology Like Snow Mythology

January 6, 2017 | 0

As the Southern US is receiving its first (and possibly last) snow of the season, I am reminded of all of the snow mythology that I heard growing up. Now I know snow. I know it well. The snow did not slow me down one bit. I suffered through the harshness. I saw the Flight of … Read moreNo Mythology Like Snow Mythology

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Blue Light Madness Unleashed

December 15, 2016 | 3

In my job as a Ranger’s Assistant, I had a Land Cruiser with a blue light that I was forbidden to use. Today, I tell you about the last time I turned it on. As I have described in a previous story, one of my many summer jobs working my way through college was as a … Read moreBlue Light Madness Unleashed

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Things That Go Bump In The Woodpile

December 5, 2016 | 3

Retrieve wood from the woodpile. Carry it into the house. Build the first fire of the season. No danger, right? Oh, sure, there was the time that I did that in the dead of winter, slipped on a patch of snow, fell with an armload of firewood, and broke two toes. That might have had … Read moreThings That Go Bump In The Woodpile

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