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Category: Relationships/Family

Coming of Age
Beverly Black

The Swinging Tree

“Does Mom really expect me to wear a tie to the funeral of a kid who hung himself?” I slapped Steve on the back of

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Steve Slavin

Fortune Cookies

Linda and Garret, friends without benefits, enjoy catching up over Chinese food. The fortune cookies are the best part.

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Cathy Adams

Learning Auto Repair

Benny and his elderly mother break down on the highway, but it's fine; the guy who rescues them seems friendly

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J. Edward Kruft

Hello, Tom

After 15 years away from his home town, a man goes home to his dying mother… and to his first love

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Mari Ellis Dunning


The kids have seen the demand letters. They know the truth about their 'camping holiday'.

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Coming of Age
Robert Douglas Friedman

A Buying Decision

The delicate balance in Douglas's household is tipped when his Dad buys him a condemned typewriter from the shyster Charlie Cheese.

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Coming of Age
James Morris

Trivial Pursuit

What has the Emperor Valerian, Aeschylus and Percy Bysshe Shelley got in common with a stockboy working in a cheap women's clothing warehouse in Philadelphia? Trivia, of course.

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Charlotte Edwards

Hairy Mann

A small hairy creature is found in the Black Forest. Is it the Missing Link?

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