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This week I have two stories to bring your way, or rather, the first two episodes in a continuing saga.

Being a fan of online streaming, I am rather fond of continuing sagas. And after these two episodes, I hope you will be, too.

It certainly makes it easier on me to write in bite-sized pieces, so I don't have to crunch out an entire novella in one sitting. For rarely do my stories meekly lay down and give up the ghost, at a mere 1000 words.

The entire saga is called Resilience, and the first episode is called Resilience Part I, and finds our young homeschooling family busy at their home in the woods.

The second, Resilience Part II, takes the show on the road, as they travel to town.

One of my most loyal readers suggested, that I try writing more stories along the lines of last week's Twisting Wrenches, so here goes! (If you missed that story, it is number three in the lineup below!)

Hope all is well with you, and many thanks for your continued readership and the support of your comments!

By the way, I also did some major surgery on my website. Hopefully it will operate much more efficiently, and get you where you want to go faster. But if you notice any problems, please shoot me a line on the Contact page. The site is a work in progress, but hopefully, overall, the changes will be positive.

Have a great week!

Andrea

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Resilience Part II

This story is part II of a story I am publishing here in episodes, shortly after writing them. It concerns a fictional family, who, for their own reasons, have taken homeschooling to greater lengths, than I, myself, would ever have attempted. Yet I feel a sense of awe, in the presence of such courage and originality. I hope you enjoy …

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Resilience Part I

This is Part I of a story that I am publishing here as a series of episodes. It concerns a fictional family, who, for their own reasons, have taken homeschooling to greater lengths, than I, myself, would ever have attempted. Yet I feel a sense of awe, in the presence of such courage and originality. I hope you enjoy watching, …

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Twisting Wrenches

I thought I'd make a change from poetry for once and share a longer short story (3332 words). I wrote this story inspired by someone's dream, though it turned out differently than they dreamed it. I borrowed the idea of the class from two University of Dayton Professors I saw recently on CSPAN, discussing their class on cars in …

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Something

Don't know where this dark poem came from.  Perhaps it comes from having to take my college-aged son to get a COVID test this week, and the fear associated with potentially having that presence in the house.  Despite our having been vaccinated and having done everything humanly possible, to keep it out. I was also watching Agatha Christie's Miss …

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Cicadas

I'm sure many of you hear the cicadas every night and well into the daytime, this time of year.  For those of you who aren't on such familiar terms with these insects, they are large, mostly invisible singing creatures who live in the trees and their combined chorus can be be almost deafening.  When they are silent, you know …

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