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  • Thanksgiving Memories

    Authors notes: written in 2012, story is based in 1982 After dinner I headed for the living room and my favorite chair. As I sat down I loosened my belt a notch, then another, and finally unbuckled it altogether. Still not comfortable, I unbuttoned my pants and slid the zipper down a couple of inches. […]

  • Tom Turkey

    Turkey Day By Jerry Paulsen Author’s note: This story was originally written in 2015 as a writing exercise at a Lost State Writers Guild meeting. It has been revised a few times. Tom looked around—he was the only turkey left. He wondered where all the other turkeys had gone, but in his heart he knew. […]

  • The Job

    The Job By Jerry Paulsen October 13, 2022 “Hamster, is that you?” I was surprised when the airport cop with five stars on his collar blurted out an old name at me as I walked past him. My cover was probably blown but it was best not to bolt, best to see where this goes. […]

  • The Paulsen Boys

    The Paulsen Boysby Jerry Paulsen Jerry sat on a kitchen chair drinking a brandy manhatten. Five feet away, his brother Buddy laid on the tiny couch in a fitful sleep. Dying from his throat cancer for all Jerry knew. Over the couch a window air conditioner vibrated the wall and discharged a stream of cold […]

  • 1903 Winton

    1903 Winton Most of us, I imagine, have dreamed of reaching a goal that would be a first for us. Such are the things that “bucket lists” are made of. However, have you ever wished you could be the first person to accomplish a certain goal? A few of us may have had these wishes […]

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