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Maryetta Ackenbom

Snowdog: A Christmas Short Story

IN THE December 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales

by Maryetta Ackenbom

Big Jim Chambers shuffled along the sidewalk, saving energy and shoe leather, making time to pull together his emotions before he greeted his son again. He had nothing to offer the boy.

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It’s Only Fair: An Animal Short Story


FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andTerrific Tales

by Maryetta Ackenbom

I woke up from a comfortable night in my old bed, in my old home, to the smell of bacon frying, and the sounds of—a struggle?—just outside the front door.
Wide awake, I scrambled out of bed and to the door. My mother, two days out of the hospital after bypass surgery, stood on the porch, trying to help her black chow dog down the steps.


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