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Category Archives: Folk tales and stories
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
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
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
~ 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
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
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
by Bruce A. Smith As I write this story, I’m also preparing to get on an airplane tomorrow and fly back to New York to gather up Mom and then on Friday, Dec 23, head to Boston to see my … Continue reading
~ Retired Bethel elementary school teacher Wayne Cooke has been caught up in a huge swell of Christmas Spirit this week and he has sent the Mountain News a remarkable holiday story – it’s actually a tale about a tale.
~ After arriving in Yelm from my home in New York in 1991, I decided to go for the adventure of outrageous experience rather than finding a job that paid me enough money to pay the bills. Yup, I took … Continue reading
Molly Piper has worked as an artist and children’s author since the 1980’s, and in 2009 she created the Acorn & Rose Puppet Theater in Yelm. She has given shows and workshops for libraries, schools, museums and homes throughout … Continue reading