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Short Fiction: A Beautiful Economy of Words

©2015 By Jack A. Urquhart     1117 words Here is a brief testimony, the kind one offers years after the fact for no reason other than compelling need—the need to speak of something larger than an ordinary life lived into three-score and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life” and “A God in Ruins”

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart   (Twitter @EvryManJac)         1580 words “When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will … Continue reading

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For All I Care, a prose poem

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart                (For Dillon) In another dream You return to me, arms outstretched, a child again asking to be held. The weight of you against my quickening heart is like … Continue reading

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Tinnitus (a prose poem)

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart Listen a moment and you will hear it, the universal jingle— electric, crepitating, omnipresent in your head. Barely a hearbeat’s respite before here it comes again— the tympanic soap opera; the static Plop, Plop, Fizz, … Continue reading

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Review: Fathers and Demons; Glimpses of the Future, by Lorinda J. Taylor: Telling tales of fathers, sons, demons and deities

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart     1127 words Lorinda J. Taylor, the talented author of several engaging and imaginative works of literary science fiction, does an excellent job of telling her potential readers what to expect from her latest independently published … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editors of my Hometown Newspaper

©2015 by Jack Andrew Urquhart     425 words Editors: There is little chance the editors will publish this letter; nevertheless, I write one last time to express my dismay at the total absence of balance and objectivity on the Apopka Chief’s … Continue reading

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A Birthday Remembrance for my Son

©2015 by Jack A. Urquhart 700 words Today is my son’s birthday. Dillon Tyler Urquhart was born March 8, 1979, in Boulder, Colorado. Had he lived, he would’ve been 36 years old—more than old enough to be a father himself. … Continue reading

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