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Manuel Royal

By and large a fantasist, with forays into crime fiction.

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Manuel Royal, like Tristram Shandy, was born with a broken nose.  He will die.  In between, he lives and writes in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 27 Chapters

Donnetown Today or Recently (or a Long Time Ago)

Updated May 28, 2020 · 7,917 words (29 minutes) · 2731 views

Humor Murder Lithopedion Fictional mid-size city Arson Blackgall Creamery

Drips and drabs from a mid-size city in the Carolinas.

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Arbor Day

Published May 28, 2020 · 2,327 words (9 minutes) · 137 views

Fantasy Dendrochronology Family tree Ass cancer

Every family has a tree.

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One Upon a Tree

Wisconsin

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Chamomile's Cake

Published May 28, 2020 · 4,933 words (18 minutes) · 165 views

Humor Mystery Fine art theft Gigolo Tiny angry dog

It is not the size of the dog in the fight.

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Birthday cake

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I'll Be You

Published May 26, 2020 · 3,049 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 153 views

Humor Mystery Internal voice Imaginary friend State birds

When a set of behaviors can't be otherwise defined, it finds a home in 18 U.S.C.

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If you’ve been to Point Reyes National Seashore, you’ve probably been on this road.

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Love I Get So Lost

Published May 26, 2020 · 952 words (4 minutes) · 164 views

Fantasy Romance Eyeballs Annoying present tense

A whimsical vignette; just a slice of domestic life.

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Baby face with blue eyes

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Brief Candle

Published May 23, 2020 · 295 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 114 views

Humor Little Mermaid Pyramid scheme

Gravity works.

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Are We There Yet There We Are

Published May 23, 2020 · 419 words (2 minutes) · 1 like · 127 views

Fantasy surreal Punishment Taking a walk

Exercise, out in the fresh air, on the buddy system.

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Earth Air Fire

Published May 22, 2020 · 923 words (4 minutes) · 150 views

Classic Glass blowing Non-orientable Surface Renaissance Fair

Everything worthwhile lies beneath the surface.

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Klein bottle

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Brother Stone

Published May 22, 2020 · 1,092 words (4 minutes) · 168 views

Mystery Lithopedion Insanity Hammer murder

Family is everything.

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An angel watching over me

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Flabby 02: Seconds

Published May 20, 2020 · 977 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 107 views

Fantasy Humor Foppish buffoonery.

A duel between gentlemen's gentlemen.

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Skeleton with pistols