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“My First 5 Minute Freewrite (on Steemit.com)” by Richard F. Yates

Freewriting. The act of putting random thoughts onto paper (or in most cases these days, pixels onto screens) without stopping and without correcting… It’s harder than you think not to go back and edit, especially for an editor! See! I … Continue reading

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“Fuzzy Duck Beast Has Some Advice For Y’all!” by Richard F. Yates

She appeared in a puff of pink smoke slinging life advice, like a guy in a music spewing van slings cheap icecream! We pondered her pontification for three or for chews of our fruit flavored bubble gum, waved our appreciation … Continue reading

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“Two Conspirators in Neon Sunshine” by Richard F. Yates

The conspiracy didn’t seem to be going very well—if truth be told, it was almost as if everyone always knew about what they were doing before they’d even done it! Snake decided, after some consideration, that they might have to … Continue reading

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“Patches – The Adventure Pinata” by Richard F. Yates

Patches – The Adventure Pinata – found himself shrunken to microscopic size, one day, and transported into a human neural network, where he was confronted by a very grumpy BAD IDEA. Being mostly an empty shell made of colorful paper—with … Continue reading

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“The Proof is in the Pudding…” by Richard F. Yates

That was where they found Gladys’s finger. —Richard F. Yates [Digital drawing made with a free app on my phone, 2019… The story is true, but based on fictional elements to protect the witnesses.]

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“Eyeball Lollipops” by Richard F. Yates

Most people started feeling weird a day or two before THEY arrived. By Friday, it was as if everyone had been slipped several hits of acid. The skies appeared to swirl with lights and colors, walls and doors breathed, trees … Continue reading

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“Lincoln…” by Richard F. Yates

Lincoln waved at the girl who was passing by him on the street. He thought she was a friend who he’d known in high school, but when she turn towards him, he realized she was actually a three headed, slobbering, … Continue reading

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“Thankless Monster Out for Carnage” by Richard F. Yates

By night, he’s a humble family man, with a wife, two kids, a dog, and a mortgage payment, but by day he is a hideous, slobbering beast—a senator! And he spends his time drooling on podiums, stealing from children, and … Continue reading

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“Remo Stickel (Wisdom Cat)” by Richard F. Yates

He appeared as a white outline against the fire-engine red wallpaper, and he introduced himself in a strange—far too dramatic—voice, “I am Remo Stickel…” “Great!” I said. “What can I do for you, Mr. Stickel?” I set the novel I … Continue reading

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“His Head Came Off” by Richard F. Yates

In the aftermath of the recent scandal, and subsequent media blitz, and then the inevitable dissenting media barrage, which labeled the first media coverage FAKE NEWS, and then the backlash and squabbles and divisive bickering that took place for the … Continue reading

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