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Birch Clump Village Reader #8
Just starting book eight. No title yet

Joshua Seidl, Sarg T Douglas
Sarge T. Douglas wearing incredibly tight jeans
New stories in the making
 
    Sarge and me: This story has the real me interacting with some of my fictional characters. the setting is at Black Castle, Turkey about an hour from Adana in 1973.
    Sarge was already in Turkey, according to earlier stories, when I arrived. (I actually did serve in Turkey while in the Air force.) I combined four photos to produced the illustration above. I am wearing the glasses.
What Would You Do?
    Some of of the characters in another upcoming story witness a customer swipe the tip off another table on his way out. 
   One of my Birch Clump Village e-Newsletters solicited readership to give me some feed back on what would they do, or what would they like to do if they witnessed a patron taking a tip  from another table. I made the commitment to utilize one of their prompt or suggestions into the story. (See the above illustration of a person in a  jacket taking the tip off a table.)
Mamma said I could
A mostly true story
two boys fighting
When your the new kid:
   It's pretty cool being the new kid in school or in the neighborhood; most of the time. Classmates took an interest in me when I was the new kid in fifth grade. I enjoyed the attention and their friendship.
    Our family moved closer to the new school the summer following fifth grade; I was twelve. Most of  what I am writing of that summer is true,  but fictionalized to some extent.
    I pulled off a stunt that I thought was kind of funny. A kid down the block didn't see it that way. We argued about it. He pushed. I pushed back. Kids began to gather, . . .
A Walk in the Woods
     Innocent hikers check out an abandoned cabin. Trouble walked in soon after. (Above left).
At the rails:
   The young man at the rail in the woods is around 23 years old, 1974-ish. 
Below: The Birch Clump Village IGA and General store is held up a second time. (Below.)
guy tied up in tight jeans
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