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Once Upon A Time by
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We circled and bobbed at his urging—arms, wings and paws in unison—as a giant red sun rose out of the water.
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Once Upon A Time by
25
(29 Stories)

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We circled and bobbed at his urging---arms, wings and paws in unison---as a giant red sun rose out of the water.
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My Driving Record (Updated) by
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Prompted By Car Trouble

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Maybe I should have subpoenaed my grandchildren as character witnesses?
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The Old Fisherman by
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I liked the old fisherman from the beginning.  He sits comfortably on a body-contoured stump, exuding patience and serenity, lightly holding his fishing pole.  His jug is alongside (maybe for fish storage, maybe for refreshment). He wears leather strapped sandals, a broad sun hat, and a flowing green and blue robe.  His white beard and hair suggest the wisdom of age. He is contemplative, certainly in no hurry.  He may be surprised that his serenity has been interrupted by the arrival of the fish. 
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Moe the Stooge by
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Prompted By Broadcast News

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Which reminds me of the old joke of the waiter who, serving a table of picky, impatient, bossy, demeaning, and complaining diners, asks the question: “Is anything ok?” 
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What’s My Name? by
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Prompted By What's in a Name

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My birth certificate name is "Jonathan David", relatively common among English-speaking Ashkenazi Jews, and prevalent among sons in my father's ancestral line, anecdotally descending from a 19th century Vilnian rabbi of blessed memory, named, via transliteration, Nosson Dovid.
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One Small Droplet by
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Prompted By Why We Write

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My conclusion from this is that we, or many of us, write for the satisfaction of having our words survive the birth canal, and be launched into the stream of time.
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Lost in Translucence (a Patois) by
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...as the ring transitioned from the world of the real and visible to the underwater world of Neptune and Ariel and Moby Dick...
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Happy Birthday To Me by
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Prompted By Special Birthdays

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“Enough is enough,” I said.  I released from the restaurant booth and made a break for it...
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Sleep, How Strange It Is by
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Prompted By Sleepy Time

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The miracle of going back to sleep.
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