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Art for Art’s Sake

When the doctor told Jack he was going to lose his sight, his first thought was “I should have become a podiatrist. Even blind, it’s easy to find someone’s feet. They’re usually at the end that’s not talking. But, no, I just had to be an artist…” Jack was a painter. For a little while longer, at least. He would …

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Paint brushes and paint cans - Illustration for funny short story Art for Art's Sake

Captain Whistler Goes Down

A Shipwreck Story Loreley had survived storms, fires, and even being shot by cannons, but a bomb was more than she could take. Captain Marshall Whistler pulled ropes until he found the one that unfurled her sails. He rushed to the helm, wrestling with the wheel. The cargo hold was taking on water rapidly, but for the moment, the ice …

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Shipwreck - Illustration for short adventure shipwreck story Captain Whistler Goes Down

The Beach

When Paul arrived, he found David in the middle of another staring contest with his computer. David’s brow furrowed in focused concentration, but the monitor’s cold, white eye simply refused to blink. “Updating your website?” Paul said finally. David jolted and turned in his chair. “Oh! It’s you… No, I haven’t updated my website in months. I certainly want to.” …

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Message in a bottle on a sandy beach, illustration for the beach