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Writing 101 Challenge, Day 2: Migratory Patterns and Reproduction

–Excerpted from Customs of the Pre-Collapse Culture: Fertility Rites, University of New Chicago Press, published A.C. 1758. All rights reserved.

…and so young adults of the species would migrate, aligned with the solar vernal equinox, back to the sandy beaches of their respective origins. This cycle occurred without fail, annually, regardless of other meteorological or environmental factors. After accounting for other population fluctuations, annual migratory levels remained consistent year over year.

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Saturday Morning Rerun: Roger Zelazny

A couple of years ago, I began replacing my analog library with digital versions of my favorites. I had to come the realization that the physical artifacts- the books- weren’t as important as the content- the stories and information. Ebooks were far easier to maintain and cart around. Last year, I finally took the plunge and got rid of my books. (Read about it here.)

Key to this decision, though, was the idea that I would still have digital versions of my favorite books to share with my children. My oldest son, age 15, is a rabid Stephen King fan and has a love of reading as I do. The little guys, Noodle and the Goon, show all the signs of having that same love.

What are the stories that you really love and have already shared or can’t wait to share with the next generation? Today, I’m talking about my three favorite short stories from one of the greats- Roger Zelazny. If you’ve missed these, maybe you’ll check them out. That is the theme of my “Saturday Morning Rerun”: taking another look at a classic.

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