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Cultural Differences In News (Continued)

Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay This is the 2nd half of the post. The 1st half is here. Myth and History American news is never reported in a way that mixes myths and news. Even if when it is a piece of news about a myth, for example, “Groundhog Day”, which fell on Feb…

A Love Story With A Twist (Flash Fiction Part 2)

Image by Annie Le from Pixabay This is the second part of the story. The first part is here. Mother: You are right. It is not allowed. The beautiful nurse was transferred to a nursing school. Rumor had it that she didn’t really finish her nursing school overseas. And the assistant professor helped her get…

The History Of Narcissism (Continued)

Image by S. Hermann / F. Richter from Pixabay This is the second half of the story. The first half is here. My father grew up in a Mongolian family of a half Mongolian village not far away from the Steppe. They would have preferred Mongolian style ranching if they had choices, but as time…

Real Life Ghost Stories

Image by Enrique from Pixabay A Haunted House This is a real story, which was told to me by my friend H. She lives in Queens, New York, in an area with more and more people of diverse ethnicity moving in since about 15 years ago. And most of the original residents have moved out…

Caught In The Middle

Photo by Nikolay Shulga from Pexels.com I am not going to talk about all my mishaps in life being caught in the middle, for example my humiliating experience as a mediator. Wait a second, actually the mediation was a success, and the two battling parties eventually made peace and even managed to be socially friendly.…

I Want To Be A Monk (Flash Fiction)

Image by Judith Scharnowski from Pixabay Flash Fiction #127 “I want to be a monk.” Miz announced in the dinner party his wife Aryin held. He had threatened to become a monk several times before, but never had the conviction to carry it out. Aryin was furious. Why did he choose such a moment to…

More Monday’s Mood

Edison Township I told W that Edison has four post offices, but he didn’t believe me. I even googled it and sent him the picture through social media. I just don’t understand certain people who live in their own cooped up world and only believe in what they are accustomed to. The presence of four…

Quote Of The Day: Life In The 18th Century

Quote Of The Day #39 I’ve got this habit of picking up books from the local grocery store. They are very good sleep aids–reading several pages can put me to sleep much quicker than watching videos on my cell phone. Then last week I picked up “The Loyal Son” by Daniel Mark Epstein and surprisingly…

One Hundred Judges (Flash Fiction #94)

Image by Here and now from Pixabay “If you want my opinion, Dr. Tsai, I would say you should make it more personal. Right now it has a stern official air to it, that it put people off. I will add, you know, like favorite colors, hobbies etc.” That’s the comment two undergraduate students give…

The King And The Thief (Continued)

Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay This is the second portion of the story. The first portion is here. Jang sees the posts everywhere in the city and wonders if he should take the challenge. There’s the risk, but there’s also “the #1 thief” reputation he wants to defend. He concocts several plans: He can change…

The King And The Thief (Flash Fiction #87)

Image by Yuri_B from Pixabay Jang is a thief, living in the later part of the 19th century. When he’s thirty years old, he becomes so successful in his trade and so infamous in his native city–the capital of a small Asian kingdom–that a young struggling writer, Winsam, writes a book about him based on…

Thanksgiving Family Stories

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay There are several Thanksgiving stories I can write. I haven’t formed them in completion yet, but the contents are already there, except an interesting ending. Often there are so much time spent on ending while other parts of a story are not getting enough attention. A Thanksgiving Wedding Chef…

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