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Winter House: Chapter 6

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Winter House Home Page Fiction by Christian Shuck Chapter Six After the Waters Receded The pain was incredible. As atoms composed to form each nerve ending, waves of sensation crept up unfamiliar appendages. Perhaps the feeling was not pain. It might have only been akin to the feeling of the ...

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The Con Artists

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Featured Image by Doug Kline for The Conmunity – Pop Culture Geek licensed for use under the Creative Commons 2.0 Generic Remaining Images by Christian Shuck At six in the morning, central time, on a Friday, my alarm went off. I shook the sleep out of my eyes and remembered ...

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Roamin’ Holiday: No Place Like Home

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America is a great place to live, there’s no arguing that. I just hope we’re able to realize we’re already great, and hold onto the things that make us so. We are, after all, the new Rome. In my work, I meet people that travel to different parts of the ...

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Winter House: Chapter 5

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Winter House Home Page Fiction by Christian Shuck Chapter Five April 8, 1910 The spring sunlight was warm in the April morning. The smell of blooming flora travelled on the evaporating dew. The air of the season to come was intoxicating. Remnants of tiny water droplets sparkled on the tall ...

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Roamin’ Holiday: Breaking the Bubble

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Any community, every community, can be small. The largest cities are really just organized pockets of neighborhoods. Neighborhoods consist of cliques. Internally, the cliques are fragile but capable of presenting a united front.  Neighborhoods take ownership of cliques, cities of neighborhoods, states of cities, until the diagram reaches the extent ...

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Winter House: Chapter 4

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Winter House Home Page Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image: Benson J. Lossing from The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812 Chapter Four From the diary of Captain Josiah Snelling January 11, 1812 The repairs to the walls of the fort are well underway. I feel as though we ...

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Roamin’ Holiday: Cycles of Society

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Growing up, travel was something I thought was reserved for other people. It seemed I always had friends that took great trips around the U.S. and abroad, but my family could never afford it. Returning from spring break I would hear grand tales of scuba diving, hiking, Disney World or ...

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Winter House: Chapter 3

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Winter House Home Page Chapter Three June 11, 1958 “He slogged me in the gut!” Mike said, bent halfway over. Bobby turned and asked, “He what?” Mike coughed slightly, holding his middle with his arms wrapped around. “He slogged me. Man ...

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The End is the Beginning

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I sat down to work on my commentary piece for National Road Magazine the other day. I can’t tell you which day it was because I’ve been traveling a lot, I’ve been sick and there was that turkey holiday I spent with my family. Usually I write (type) on my Surface ...

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Winter House: Chapter 2

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Fiction by Christian Shuck Featured Image by Alia Shuck Winter House Home Page Chapter Two September 25th, 2016 The buzzer on the oven timer let out a high tone, indicating the seconds had run out. Terry left the couch to walk into the kitchen and check on the lasagna she ...

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