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Short Stories

The Turkey Bowl – An Americana Short Story

Copyright 2014, J Jackson Bentley 1: Tradition  ‘The last Thursday before the end of November shall be known as Thanksgiving Day’, so said Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Of course more recently it had become the fourth Thursday in November, by joint agreement of Congress and President Franklin […]

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The Turkey Bowl, Teaser

November, one week before Thanksgiving “Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without a bunch of overweight and unfit men running around playing football against teenagers half their age and weight. This Father and son tradition should be celebrated properly and the winners of the Turkey Bowl should be recognised,” the […]

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The Challenger, Chapter 3: His Story

Copyright 2014, J Jackson Bentley “Can you give me a lift to the airport, please?” the young man asked as he handed me the keys. “What? You’re leaving me the car? Why?” “Because it’s yours, and always was. I can explain while we drive if you wish.” […]

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The Challenger, Chapter 2: Graduation Day

Copyright 2014, J Jackson Bentley My great-grandfather dealt in agricultural machinery. He lived right in the middle of America’s heartland when corn was king. Whether your living was made from corn, wheat, cotton or livestock farming, everyone needed equipment. If that equipment was John Deere and you […]

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The Challenger, Chapter 1: Knock Knock

Copyright 2014, J Jackson Bentley The house echoed with emptiness, every sound hollow, every room cold, despite the heat outside. Loneliness is such a sad affair, according to a Carpenters’ song, and it is sad and a little depressing. When you are young you think the noise […]

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