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SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
ADVENTURE
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The Quantum Cat

"Beautiful place, Mars," Boyfriend remarked offhandedly. "I own a subterranean Time Share near the Capitol."

I simply goggled. "Excuse me . . . Are we talking about Mars, as in Mars . . . the fourth planet from the sun?"

I'm sitting here discussing inter-dimensional portals and the merits of an on-time planetary shuttle service with a talking cat.

This entire experience is surreal.

I sat there, mind reeling, struggling to take it all in.

It occurred to me that I wasn't doing all that well with the assignment.

Boyfriend must have recognized the expression my face.

"Trying to get a grasp on the moment?" he inquired gently.

I nodded.

"Me too," he replied dryly.

 

MYSTERY / TIME TRAVEL

AN UNSCHEDULED DESTINATION
Across Time

Alyssa zipped up her bag, and glanced worriedly at her watch. Running late. Damn. She glanced at her watch again. It was going to be close. She made a dash for the door, calling over her shoulder to her husband, and blowing him a kiss. "I love you! Call me if you need me, I can be back at a moment's notice!"

She was looking forward to spending a week with her cousin Emily on Florida's west coast. She really could use a break, she realized, as she boarded the plane and took her seat. She was exhausted, mentally as well as physically. She leaned back and shut her eyes, only to be roughly jolted awake, what felt like only moments later, as the landing gear descended and the wheels hit the tarmac with a thud.

The baggage claim area was curiously empty. Apparently she had been the only passenger traveling to this particular destination. Well, it was a regional airline with multiple stops, and this area, however pretty, couldn't compete with the appeal of Disney World. She mentally shrugged, strapped her bag to her folding luggage wheelie and walked out the terminal doors.

Into the year 1987.

 

SHORT STORY: SELF CONFIDENCE
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The INVENTOR

Believe in your dream. Others have believed in theirs.

Don't give up. If they can do it, so can you.

 

 

A BIT OF BEDTIME WHIMSY
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A Day At The Beach

Spending a day at the beach with your friends can be a real treat.

Once in a while however, provided that you stay especially alert while you're there, it might even turn out to be more of a treat than you ever imagined.

Why?

Because sometimes things are not always what they seem to be.

 

 

SHORT STORY:
A FAMILY'S LOVE IS PRICELESS
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The Broken Diamond

It's not only valuable diamonds that are unexpectedly found broken. Children can arrive broken too.

In this world there are children who are born with Autism, with Down's Syndrome, with Cerebral Palsy. There are so very many things that can suddenly go wrong, and for no apparent reason.

Worse, there are so many people who can't begin to see the worth in these children. Families who would just as soon toss their less than perfect children away, without ever really understanding the life and the joy that continues to glow within them.

This story will touch your heart.

 

 

A DOZEN BEDTIME-STORIES
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The Adventures of A.G. Bear

This personable little bear and his unusual companions wander in and out of a dozen short stories, featuring a memorable combination of witty reparté and howlingly funny dialogue, (with some practical wisdom thrown in for good measure).

Each tale is suitable for a night's reading. The typical Bedtime-Story audience requests that they be read oh...about sixty times on average, and the tales continue to inspire giggles.

Grownups seem particularly fond of "Politically Correct SeaCows". ENJOY!


 

SHORT STORY: BROKEN PROMISES
PARENTS & CHILDREN
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BROKEN PROMISES

It was one of those nights. Scattered patches of turbulent weather, just bad enough to foul up nearly every flight coming in and going out. Periodically the rain would let up just enough to let another plane land.

Four strangers, waiting for their flight to be called. For no apparent reason, they had just voiced to each other a pain which cut so deeply they could barely voice it to themselves.

 

CLIENT EDITING EXAMPLE

Children's Book



The Rag Doll

10 year old Krissie is heartbroken. Her father has just gotten a major promotion and the family has to move to Chicago. To lessen the child's sorrow at having to leave friends and family behind, Krissie's grandmother gives her a well-worn little rag doll named Eugene. Treasured and passed down by the women in their family since the era of slavery, Krissie's grandmother gently relates a simple tale, but surely one worth talking about. Wonderful story, wonderful illustrations.

COPY AND CONTENT EDITING BY C.K.GURIN
The late Yvonne Augustin continued to write, building upon her first tale, The Rag Doll, and relating the saga of her characters lives in
"Rag Doll Tales: Mama Mabel's Story, the Journey"

2578 Reviewers gave her story an Excellent Rating

 

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