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About atothewr

Anthony lives in North Carolina. He is the self-published author of multiple short stories and 2 novels He is a reader, writer, runner, husband, father, and stay at home dad - one of the toughest jobs anyone could ever do.

Jimmy Buffett Friday: Come Monday

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Haiku – 2/24/2017 Part 2

A long and tough week

Crashes down into Friday

Coffee helps me move

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Haiku – 2/24/2017

Happy bird outside

As the sun unfolds today

You sing its praises

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Wednesday’s Quotes (2/22/2017): Famous Words from Famous People – Ernie Hudson

“After all these years, almost 30 years later, whenever I’m on the street, someone will call out,

‘Who you gonna call?'”

Source: Ernie Hudson Quotes – BrainyQuote

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Haiku – 2/22/2017

The birds are chirping

A bright cheerful springtime song

Warming up my day

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Haiku – Tropical Mind Getaway

Take a tiny break

Relax with a good fun song

Anytime of day

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For more prompts like “break” go here: Haiku Horizons

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Haiku – 2/19/2017

Working on my book

Listening to the birds sing

Nice morning routine

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Tides

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Haiku – Coffee Sense is Tingling

Handle in my hand

Steamy and hot brown liquid

Each sip, tensions ease

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Haiku – Will to Live

Sideways leaning trees

Reaching up for the sunlight

Warm nourishing rays

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Haiku – 2/15/2017

Bright red cardinal

Standing on a naked branch

Rain falling softly

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Wednesday’s Quotes (2/15/2017): Famous Words from Famous People – Harold Ramis

“My characters aren’t losers. They’re rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else’s rules.”

Source: Harold Ramis Quotes – BrainyQuote

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Haiku – 3 Looks at Shell

A white sandy beach

Young child racing through the grains

Spies a tiny shell

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Multi-colored shell

Resting in a tidal pool

Waiting to be claimed

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Shells upon the beach

One by one they are picked up

Lasting memories

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For more prompts like “shell” go here: Haiku Horizons

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And because I’ve been singing this one all morning.

Thought I would share.

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Rip out some Flesh! Zombie Freebies Take 2

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When Mike Beem’s community is savagely attacked, he must exact revenge on those who wronged him. He must put aside all the good he has ever accomplished in order to become someone else. A man without a moral compass. A man without right or wrong. A man who is a cold blooded killer. Will he get his justice or will he die trying? The answers lie within the pages of this short story.

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It is the start of the Walking Dead this weekend, and though I have soured on the show (thanks Negan!) it still doesn’t mean I can’t get in on the excitement. I have decided to offer all of my zombie based stories free on Saturday and Sunday. Follow the links above to get your copy of the story of your choosing. Thanks again for reading this blog.

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Mike raced down the street towards Benny’s white two room house, black combat boots smacking the ground underneath him. The gear he was wearing was slowing his pace, so he moved as fast as he could. Thankful he was at least wearing camo pants today. Their fabric was loose, cool, and comfortable.

When he reached the house, he slowed his pace, and moved up to the gate. It was hanging open, so he stepped through and made his way up the sidewalk to the porch. Two zombies (a man and a woman) on his left caught his attention. They had their arms around each other, swinging in the porch swing like lovers lost in love. He shot them both with two quick head shots before they could stand. They tumbled to the floor in a heap, and laid there unmoving side by side. Their weird zombie love thing now extinguished.

Mike turned to face the door, which was hanging open. The sun may have been shining, but it was dark inside the house. He took out his flashlight, put it into his mouth, cocked his gun, and stepped into the black.

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Here is a list of the other stories I have running free: A Zombie Christmas 1 and 2, A Zombie Holiday Trilogy, Flesh for the Zombies, A Zombie New Year’s Eve, Vampires and Zombies, and A Zombie Thanksgiving.

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Rip out some Flesh! Zombie Freebies Take 1

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A short story about an apocalyptic nightmare in a crisp frozen landscape filled with winter and living corpses.Two men try to find safety in this dead world. Hoping to ride out the night. Hoping to find warmth and shelter. Hoping not to become food for the zombies.

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CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01CR9BLB8

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It is the start of the Walking Dead this weekend, and though I have soured on the show (thanks Negan!) it still doesn’t mean I can’t get in on the excitement. I have decided to offer all of my zombie based stories free on Saturday and Sunday. Follow the links above to get your copy of the story of your choosing. Thanks again for reading this blog.

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Dusk was settling in the world around them, the snow falling as heavy as it’d fallen all day, and little did they know, zombies were starting to move in.

“Eric, can you stop? My feet feel weird,” Bobby replied, as he leaned against a car. The four occupants inside of the car were partially eaten and frozen.

Eric stopped and put the carrier down. The cat let out a soft meow as it sat there and watched the scene unfold. In the dim light, Eric knelt down and looked at Bobby’s feet. He’d given Bobby some extra clothes for the walk – a warm hat for his head and ears, gloves, and another sweat shirt. They’d gotten his body warm, but forgot about his feet. The tennis shoes Bobby was wearing were soaked through, and it was obvious that the feet needed some immediate warmth. It would be hard to contend with frost bite in a world like this.

“How long has it been?”

“A while.”

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I didn’t want to slow us down.”

From somewhere out in the growing darkness they heard a moan. It was distant, but it was still a sound they didn’t need to hear. The cat arched his back and let out a screech.

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Here is a list of the other stories I have running free: A Zombie Christmas 1 and 2, A Zombie Holiday Trilogy, Flesh for the Zombies, A Zombie New Year’s Eve, Vampires and Zombies, and A Zombie Thanksgiving.

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Haiku – 2/11/2017

Fluffy rosy clouds

Resting on a dark grey sky

Ominous and pink

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Haiku – 2/10/2017

Tropical breezes

Somewhere deep inside my head

Stir this winter day

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Thanks Pixabay

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Jimmy Buffett Friday: Take Another Road

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Haiku – 2/9/2017

White clouds drifting by

Floating on a sky of blue

With a simple ease

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Wednesday’s Quotes (2/08/2017): Famous Words from Famous People – Dan Aykroyd

“Have I personally ever seen a ghost? Not one.”

Source: Dan Aykroyd Quotes – BrainyQuote

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