Alex has written a bunch of stories about us, mostly without askin’ us. After years and years on the web, they’re published on the Apple iBooks Store. He promises he will finish “C.Bear’s New Story” and upload Edition 2 as a free update to your book (epub) soon!
You can click this link to my book on Apple’s iBooks Store, where you can download a free (abridged) Sample of my book, or buy the whole thing for a whopping $1.99!
You can still find all my stories listed and linked on the web on our Writing Page sidebar. But we find they are easier to read in bed, all in one place and one book, on our tablet!
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“I was a federal agent. No, no, not a regular agent. We were deputized. We were the good guys, you know. The bad guys were rogue federal agents …” Short story by Alex Forbes, in WRITING.
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Some wild ducks fly by. Ma Tsu asks what they are, and Pai Chang says “Wild ducks.” The master then asks “Where have they gone?” … but the answers are found deeper than than they appear. Submitted by Fred Leeds, in WRITING.
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“I am holed up in an attic trying to write something…” Humor, by Fred Leeds. See post in Writing.
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The lotus is an Asian symbol for finding order in chaos … new vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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Thoughts on smoking my pipe out on the Phoenix back patio last night under an exceptionally clear night sky. Short post in Writing.
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“Those fortunate few in this wake whose life experience allows them to see, hear, feel and remember in their bones and in their souls what others cannot, those few stood transfixed …” True life article by Dave Norton, in WRITING.
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“Snoopy of Peanuts fame used to sit in front of a rickety old typewriter and begin his stories with the hackneyed words ‘It was a dark and stormy night.'” ~~ new vignette by Fred Leeds, in WRITING
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“Something inside us knows what to do even when we seem baffled. …” New vignette by Fred Leeds, in WRITING
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Ever the Twain Shall Meet: “I would treat East and West as complements in order to challenge the black and white thinking presented in the proverb.” New vignette by Fred Leeds, in WRITING.
When Words Collide: ” … it’s better to write largely about small events and but a little about great events.” New vignette by Fred Leeds, in WRITING.
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“Srimps.” That’s all I remember now. Back in the day, there was a guy, a kid, maybe a girl, basically a young adult who didn’t know how to pronounce “shrimp.” We made fun of the person, to their face and behind their back, but it was always “srimp” and it’s a damn shame that after all the fun at someone else’s expense, I can’t remember anything other than “srimp …” Read my full story essay in Writing.
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The place seemed deserted. My watch said two-fifteen. Two waiters sprang to life while I waited by the “Please Wait To Be Seated” sign. One asked if he could help me. “Is it too late to be seated?” I asked cheerfully. Read the short story in Writing. Re-posted from my original 1994 HTML essay.
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Michelle Rhee of the Washington, D.C. public school system, “teaching to the test,” and stamping out natural inquisitiveness and learning ability. In Commentary.
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We recapture a short glimpse of an actual nightmare! In Writing.
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“Frannie my love, it’s like we was back again at the old high school dance where we was first introduced at.” Well, no, not really. It isn’t like that at all. My first music review. “Get Happy” (Jenny Lin, 18 tracks, Steinway & Sons, 2012). In Writing.
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“Talking to oneself is not always plain crazy; it can sometimes prepare one to greet others as selves.” New vignette from Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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One must know what it is to be blind in order to know how to see. A short vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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“You can’t fall out of the universe, but writing’s quite a trip.” Anyone who ever got involved in a serious writing project has been on this voyage. New vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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“Let’s revisit the proverbial chicken and egg.” Short new vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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“The horses of the Red Chinese tramp still closer, awakening Tom from his dream.” A short short story from Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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“I am also something radical: a living moment of the whole earth.” A short vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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Many of us remember the late Ray Bradbury, often called the dean of American science fiction writers. Here is Fred Leeds’ tribute to Bradbury, in Writing.
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A Buddhist parable and vignette, by Fred Leeds . Story in Writing.
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“All human beings have the same original nature, which drapes itself in the form of distinct persons …” New vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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“It is a self-sufficient little creature which we call intuition.” Another fascinating vignette by Fred Leeds, in Writing.
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