Category Archives: Folk tales and stories

What To Say When Your Therapist Tells You You’re Her Craziest Patient – more from Campfire Tales: True Stories Not Everyone Believes

By Bruce A. Smith I have always believed in UFO’s, even as a little kid. In fact, I have always thought it odd that others don’t. My fellow true believers and I have a few theories that we place a … Continue reading

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The Donald and Me, and Salma

By Bruce A. Smith If the 2016 election wasn’t shocking enough, I was stunned even further when I read in the media aftermath that Donald J. Trump had tried to date the same woman that I had attempted to in … Continue reading

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Slogging through the Amazon Swamp – True Survival Stories from the World of Self-Publishing

Bruce A. Smith It all began with a manuscript. I was a former newspaper reporter with a good story – the iconic tale of the famous skyjacker DB Cooper. The manuscript had a 32-page treatment that I sent to the … Continue reading

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Mythologist Michael Meade offers help in a time of crisis

By Bruce A. Smith  As Superstorm Sandy upends our world and seems a capstone to a growing list of global disasters like the economic collapse of 2008, local author Michael Meade shares words of advice in his new book, Why … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Medicine Staff, a story by author Wayne Cooke of Graham

~ Note:  This is a fictional story by Wayne Cooke, inspired by his relatives of the Klallam tribe, and their late dad, Loren Cooke, who needed Rob.  Synopsis:  Grandpa was the tribal shaman (doctor) for his tribe on the Washington … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Cate Montana – “A Fish in Water”

by Cate Montana Special to the Mountain News  I was at a good friend’s wedding recently.  It was post-nuptials and post-dinner and people were having a good time on the outdoor dance floor.  Taking a breather, I retreated to an … Continue reading

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Guest author, Barbara Jean Heller: “Shira”

a short story: My name is Shira.  It means “song.”  I am fourteen years old.  If you had taken my picture five years ago, you would have seen a different face, a face with eyes dead as a fish and … Continue reading

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