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The Happy Store: Buying Happiness

This is the third in a series of stories about Clementine Fraile and her adventures in retail. It was difficult for ..


The Happy Store: Oatmeal Cookies

This is the second in a series of stories about Clementine Fraile and her adventures in retail. Fact: Even though Clementine ..


The Happy Store Prelude

(A fictional story) This is the first in a series of stories about Clementine Fraile and her adventures in retail. The first ..


The happy ending: A poem by Shelly Reuben

A pixie, a fairy, a sprite and an elf Assembled with tremulous fear A crises arisen now had to be faced – For ..


Mrs. Penny’s Girl Scouts

I was born after the era when movie stars sparkled on the silver screen, bigger, brighter, and more glamorous than ..


A Poem: I have recently learned

By Shelly Reuben I have recently learned, I’m embarrassed to say (And in knowing I’m now panic-stricken) Of the arduous trials in the ..


View from the Top of the Stairs

My little guy’s name is Homer, and he is a ferret. His name could just as easily be Rover or Lassie, ..


Nothing Works … Everything Works

A lover dreams that he’ll be loved; He plans and plots and schemes. He writes his sweetheart poems in Pursuance of his dreams. ..


Condolence Call: A Short Story by Shelly Reuben

Old guys like me fall in love at least once a week. It is a harmless occupation more akin to ..


So you want strong women? Read Edna Ferber

This saga recounts my quest to find a novel that could grab my attention like a hand gripping my throat ..


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