Rescued: a short story of 9/11

Rescued: a short story of 9/11

Today was the day. Justin took a sip of his black coffee and scribbled around the date on the large calendar covering his desk. The abortion was today. Would she go through with it? Tiffany wavered back and forth in her resolve to see this thing through. He should...
Should We Celebrate being Different?

Should We Celebrate being Different?

We’re told today to celebrate the different, to applaud the courage of those who vary from the norm, the typical. Stories of parents who affirm a life-altering decision by their adult or sometimes even toddler child are shared in the context of authenticity,...

Why Porn Is a Message About All of Us

I was driving on the West Virginia turnpike when I saw the signs, big letters announcing the presence of an adult store just a few miles up the road. The name was insulting. I was incensed for the prophet Daniel; what do they know about a “lion’s den?” It seems I can...
Ode to Sweet Tea

Ode to Sweet Tea

Some things are sacred in the south – sweet iced tea is one of them. You know how valuable something is by what people will sacrifice for it. I can only imagine how the King’s tea tax smote the heart of our Revolutionary forbears. Their devotion to country cost them...
A Little Piece of Rock

A Little Piece of Rock

Joe fixed his eyes on it as he crawled. A rock jutting up on the beach, a few hundred yards from him. All he had to do was reach it. The men of the 1st Infantry Division, Company B, were floundering toward dry land, kicking, thrashing, coughing, dragging each other to...

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