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1930s Country Sayings

1930s Country Sayings by C. K. Thomas My mother grew up on an Indiana farm in a family that included four older brothers. Sometimes I imagine hearing the echo of her brothers’ words as she surprised me with her colorful … Continue reading

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Choose a Book as Your Summer Companion

Choose a Book as Your Summer Companion by C.K. Thomas Nancy Horan’s most recent historical fiction novel explores the world of writers, poets, and well-known artists of the late 19th Century. It takes us to Antwerp and Paris and Grez … Continue reading

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A Writers’ Trio

A Writers’ Trio by C.K. Thomas I’m writing a novella called The Muse with two friends. We’ve decided on 15,000 words, and we meet once a month at our local Panera Bread restaurant and online, as needed. Each of us … Continue reading

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The Charms and Delights of Pie

The Charms and Delights of Pie by C. K. Thomas “Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?” I can remember picking cherries from a big ol’ fruit tree in my aunt’s backyard in Galveston, Indiana. With cherry … Continue reading

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Movies Help Bring History Alive!

Movies Help Bring History Alive! by C.K. Thomas Recently I watched three movies: Trumbo, The Majestic, and The Dish. I got to thinking how much my classmates and I loved watching a “film” during class. In elementary school during the … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Face a Blank Page

Four Ways to Face a Blank Page by C.K. Thomas Pique Curiosity Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” opens with the description of a golden statue of a prince. Early in the story, the statue begins to cry and a swallow … Continue reading

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The Little People

The Little People by C. K. Thomas In 1967, John Peterson published a novel for children about a family of little people with tails who hid in the walls of the Biggs family’s house. The Littles became a series of … Continue reading

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