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Daryl Rothman
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Father, writer, freelance foodie.
Father, writer, freelance foodie.

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HINTERLAND
He woke early and went to the window as always to ascertain that which awaited though he knew what awaited would forever be the same, no matter what he beheld. Once--it seemed very long ago now--things looked different. Boundless and beautiful, whatever awa...

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Book Report: Draft 1, Done
Finishing draft 1 of Cucariva tonight, and dispatching it to some wonderful beta readers. Will process the feedback and revise and seek a publisher, and in interim will get a little work on D Rose 2, David Rose & the Forbidden Tournament. Thanks as always f...

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Rachel's Room: A Scene
Here's Rachel's latest entry. Her turn on some good characterization & dialogue. I asked her what it was from--a short, a school assignment, or what, and she just shrugged. "Something I wrote," she said. She is, after all, a writer....  Jane couldn't believ...

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At the End of the Tunnel, Light: Update on Work in Progress
Pleased to report my literary-suspense manuscript, Cucariva, is nearing the end of first draft. I'm pretty excited about it but like any first draft I know it may be improved: I have a few terrific beta-readers lined up but if you are interested, please let...

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A Lighthouse Stands
He wasn’t lost, floundering like a ship at sea. If anything, he was a lighthouse, for despite being broken in spots, despite the dying embers of his soul, he stood. A  lighthouse is often romanticized, but this is misleading, quixotic at best. For of all th...

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Coin of the Realm
Love, in the end, is a one-way fare, no matter whether embarked upon in union, or alone. It is perhaps the greatest irony--or perhaps none at all--that love unrequited exacts the greatest recompense, apportioned in the currency of every heartbeat, every bre...

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Coin of the Realm
It is a joyless irony that love unrequited levies the greatest recompense, exacting it in the unrelenting currency of every step yet taken, every breath yet drawn...

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At the End of All Things
I am compelled to you same as I am compelled to the page. As surely as I must write, so too this devotion a story writ
out in my blood; Coursing with each heartbeat upon its eternal path. A road undertaken; a promise forsworn. That road fallen dark, no matt...

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Sanctuary
My love for you may stand before judgment, but indeed it does
stand. A river through mountains; a course set; a road forged. My road. One fallen long since dark, but that I am forsaken entitles
me no grievance whatsoever, as from the moment I loved you I un...

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What's in a Word(or 500)?
Honored my microfiction tale got 2nd place for this esteemed site. 500 word limit, post-apocalyptic theme. Also if you click on Featured Authors there's a piece on me. Hope you enjoy, and as always thanks for your support! PS would love your thoughts on mic...
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