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The Organic Sinner /Written by Janice Tindle

In the book, Critters: Adventures In Wildest Suburbia by A.B.C. Whipple, published by St. Martin’s Press, 1994, states on page 41, paragraph 3, that ” C. Merriam Hart, a Naturalist, reported that a squirrel hearing a musical instrument or recording … Continue reading

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The Treasure In The Trailer /Written by Janice Tindle

In a monetary sense, she wasn’t a wealthy woman. She lived in a mobile home in a mobile home park. Not one a fancy one, just an ordinary one, with vintage and new mobile homes living side by side. My … Continue reading

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The Doll In The Box /Written by Janice Tindle

When I was a little girl, my Grandma had a China doll she kept in a box in the living room closet. It was a gift from her younger brother, Joseph. He had bought the doll when he was a … Continue reading

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The Dog That Didn’t Belong To Us /Written by Janice Tindle

My Dad was a tough guy. It least that’s what he wanted you to think. But he had a sweet, gentle side that few ever saw him display. However, I saw him display this side one early morning, when no … Continue reading

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The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Cough Drops /Written by Janice Tindle

The old man was sitting in his favorite chair in the living room watching the six o’clock news. He had been using oxygen since he was first diagnosed with emphysema and COPD. By his chair was a round side table … Continue reading

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The Caring One /Written by Janice Tindle

The light from the blue moon shone across the porcelain giving the bathroom an eery feel. He stared at his reflection in the mirror. There was an exhausted old man staring back at him. He was just fifty-three years old. … Continue reading

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The Power Of Politeness Is In The Word /Written by Janice Tindle

“My bad!” Have you been given this as a form of apology? How did it make you feel? Satisfied? Vindicated? Resolved? Did it seem sincere? Did it sound like any restitution was forthcoming? It is a feeble act of taking … Continue reading

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