Help Me Keep Our Natural Areas Clean…

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Fishing, hiking and exploring the natural areas around where I live are some of my favorite pass-times. I find endless inspiration for my writing in these places. Moments after snapping the picture below, my best friend and I were treated to the sight of a bald eagle flying overhead, as a blue heron plucked fish from the water a mere 15 feet to the left of us. This is an area called Sandy Slough, and just on the other side of the treeline is Lock and Dam No. 25 on the Mississippi River.

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However, what you can’t see is the staggering amount of trash and discarded fishing gear that litters nearly every inch of this amazingly beautiful place. Beer cans, water bottles, empty bait containers and even the leftovers of someone’s Chinese take-out met us at each step. The tiny stretch of rocks you see had to be cleaned of trash before I could snap the shot. We removed two full bags of trash from this site, which didn’t even make a dent in the amount present.

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This photo is of a public lake, one of four in the heart of a moderately sized suburban town with a major highway just on the other side of the treeline. Again, before we could cast our first line into the water, the area had to be cleared of refuse just so we had a place to set up, or even stand near the water.

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 These are incredible places that are maintained and kept as natural as possible for our enjoyment. Please join me in keeping these places clean and free of trash and other debris. It only takes a moment to pick up a few cigarette butts and deposit them into an empty water or soda bottle. Take an extra plastic bag with you, as I do, each time you go to one these locations, and remove any trash you can, even if you didn’t bring it. And for those defiling these places with your discarded waste, laziness and disrespect… stop, or stay away.

Don’t just leave these areas as you found them, leave them better than you found them, by helping to keep them clean and as natural as they can be…

We must respect and protect our natural world, lest we find ourselves without anything natural left in the world…

W.P.

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“Mythical” Audiobook Now Available!!!

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The audiobook for Mythical is now available on

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Steven D. Williams of Voicetera did a phenomenal job of narrating and producing Mythical

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*** Three for Me with Calamities ***

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Drifter” my surreal flash-fiction story published by Calamities Press Literary Magazine

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This story was written under the very unique guidelines of not using the familiar senses of sight and sound…

Can you guess what the “Drifter” is???

Check out my third publication with Calamities, along with a host of other marvelous, humorous, dark and dreadful flash fiction stories…

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“Breaking the Cycle” Audiobook

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Breaking the Cycle audiobook is complete!!!

Alex Jenks really brings the characters alive with their own unique voices and keeps the story flowing smoothly and perfectly paced.

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An offshoot species of a parasite, normally found only in amphibians, has evolved to include humans in its bizarre, three-stage life cycle, which causes the host to grow extra limbs and other body parts.

Is there a way to break the cycle and stop the decline of the human race, or will phobia, paranoia and fear blind us and seal our fate?

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MythicalandBlue-Greenaudiobooks are also currently in production.

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Steven D. Williams of Voicetera is narrating and producing Mythical

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Matt Evans (The Big Bad Voice) is narrating…

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Never Forget

Never forget what happened on that day, the days that led up to it and those days that have passed since. Never forget the sacrifice, the suffering and those who fight, have fought and died to prevent the less-than-humans who carry out these kinds of acts from doing so again. Never forget those who have suffered and died since at the hands of the same kinds of people, and why we must fight them.

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing….”

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2nd Publication with Calamities Press !!!

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Trap Door, a surreal flash-fiction story published by Calamities Press Literary Magazine

Trap Door is featured under the Slippy Realism section, where Calamities Press mashes up the Slipstream and Magical Realism genres.

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***Twice Upon A Time Video Trailer***

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“Twice Upon A Time” – Video Trailer

An upcoming anthology from:

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A new twist on some of the most memorable myths and fairy tales.

My horror short, Wish Witch, will be just one of the many great short stories included in the anthology.

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