Henry worked in an office. It was an ordinary office in an ordinary city where he was paid an ordinary wage to do ordinary things. For many this would have been tedious and frustrating, but not for Henry because he too was ordinary, and he...

โ€œBitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.โ€ - Maya Angelou   I know of an anecdote, one about a little girl named Madeline. Little Maddie was seven years old, with dark chestnut hair and wide blue eyes....

The sound of footsteps was audible in the merchant's square. People walked around buying food, supplies, and the occasional odd item. I was setting up my wares for the day-medicines for the sick and potions to cure pain. I loved helping the people of Florence....

โ€œAnother pint should put just the right color on the day,โ€ I half-whispered to myself as I rationalized ordering another creation of Arthur Guinnessโ€™s brilliance. ย As the pubโ€™s barman slid my libation past the ashtrays and napkins, a sniveling, and seemingly inebriated, derelict skulked past...

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Sitting at his table illuminated by a small bedside lamp, Robert Francis poured over a map jotting down notes each time his eyes fell onto some point of interest. It was 10:30PM and he reckoned that, if he set off at six in the morning,...

โ€œYou can only hold a smile for so long, after that itโ€™s just teeth.โ€ ยฌ- Chuck Palahniuk By the time I had made my way into town I was just about ready to collapse. Sprinting for your life through cornfields and over long stretches of gravel roads at...

The following is a true story, including the account of, first, my friend we'll refer to as Kaskie, and my own. We were in Basic Training for the Navy, nearing the end of our stay there and moving on to the fleet soon enough. As you...

When I was a young child, I had a playroom filled with toys which had accumulated over the many holidays and birthdays. I remembered sitting in the middle of that room playing with my toys each day. My mother and I were reminiscing one morning...

That's the problem with cutting down a tree. ย No one tells you how dangerous it might be. ย Sure they'll warn you about falling branches, and staying out of the way while the job is being done, but that's not what I'm talking about. ย I'm talking...

ย โ€œI couldnโ€™t exist in a world devoid of marvelsโ€ฆ even if they frighten me to consider them.โ€ - ย  ย  ย  Catlin R. Kiernan 12:09 a.m. Thereโ€™s got to be something wrong with me. Seriously, Iโ€™m twenty two years old and still afraid of the dark. ย Iโ€™m not a...