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Standing in the Lay-Away Line at a Florida Walmart

Standing in the Lay-Away Line at a Florida Walmart

A Poem by toritto


It’s seventy degrees outside while at Walmart the Christmas music plays for those standing in line at the lay-away counter looking in their c..
The Price of Honor

The Price of Honor

A Story by toritto


It was the Summer of 1967 and I was in the Army. My four years of service would be up on November 17, 1967.I had been loading up flat bed rail cars in..
In Memoriam - September 11, 2001

In Memoriam - September 11, 2001

A Poem by toritto


Climbing out from underground ride a giant escalator then turn right and right again join the rush passed drug store chain “National Bank ..
Parkland - For El Paso and Dayton

Parkland - For El Paso and Dayton

A Poem by toritto


It’s getting so routine the murder of innocents crying teens and mountains of flowers quickly forgotten in mere hours. Yet fear not, you w..
Luna  - For The Anniversary

Luna - For The Anniversary

A Poem by toritto


Tutmoses gazing ‘crossthe Nile sawyour image on the water Cleopatra held Caesar’s hand and kissed it by your light Nero plucked his ..
Hero of the Soviet Union

Hero of the Soviet Union

A Story by toritto


He was a scant 5’2″ inches tall, the son of a carpenter on a Soviet collective farm. His mom also worked; she as a dairy farmer. Born in..
Pompeii

Pompeii

A Poem by toritto


I remember the faint smell of sulphur and sea water in the shadow of the volcano which poured out its wrath of fire and magma; Urns of the Gods s..
The French Revolution - Danton and Robespierre - Part VI

The French Revolution - Danton and Robespierre - P..

A Story by toritto


by toritto And so the King and Queen were dead as well as thousands of other “Enemies of the republic.” Ther..
Thr French Revolution - Death of a King and the Terror - Part VI

Thr French Revolution - Death of a King and the Te..

A Story by toritto


And so a third national assembly was elected; the National Convention which would be in existence for three years from September 1792 to October 179..
The French Revolution - The End of Monarchy - Part V

The French Revolution - The End of Monarchy - Part..

A Story by toritto


by toritto The National Assembly had written a constitution for France and, after two years, considered its work at an end. It was for others to impl..

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