Category Archives: Original Writing

Short Story — Distant Replay

This short story was published in Issue #643 of Bewildering Stories.  http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue643/   Distant Replay by Bob Welbaum   Jerome had felt fear before, but this was different.  Much different.  The man on his right disappeared from his peripheral vision with a scream. There was a deafening explosion to his left. Then another. Then they

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Some Thoughts on Immigration

I went to school in a small, almost rural township.  There were 49 in my graduating class, and we went all 12+ years in the same building.  And there were no minorities; we were amazingly homogeneous, all very white lower-to-middle class. Being a small school, teacher turnover was high.  Each year would bring many new

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Some Thoughts About Suffrage

Our democracy has come a long way since the early days of the republic.  As a history nerd, I’ve always been curious about the voting requirements in other eras.  I’ve always suspected there have been times when voting has been considered more of a privilege than a right. I’ve just found a historical note to

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