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I stumbled across something I had written years ago on a yellow legal pad. A snippet of a story that never went any further. If I do say so myself, it was some of the best writing I’ve ever done.

On the other hand, I remember when I wrote it and it never was going anywhere else. It was just a 2-3 page “slice of life” that never had a story around it. Or, maybe what it made it so good was that there wasn’t a story around it. It left that up to the reader.

That’s one of the struggles I frequently deal with. I come up with “a good bit of writing” but there’s not really a place for it. Not long enough to be a short story, let alone a novel. Maybe I’ll just publish those things here. If–like seeds–they ever grow into a story, then those of you who read it here can tell (anyone who cares) “I read the proto-version of that story!!”

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About Sam White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.

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