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Almost Fiction: Heroes

When I was a kid my heroes were TV cowboys: Hopalong Cassidy, the Cisco Kid and Roy Rogers. Later, at the movies, I discovered knights in shining armor, King Arthur, Lancelot, Robin Hood, El Cid and in the funny papers there was Prince Valiant. Mrs. Miller’s high school English class unsealed the classics to this mutton-headed kid who fell in ...

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Letters to the Editor: March 2018

Hi Sam, I love your stories in THUNDER PRESS! Your recent “Boarding House” story seemed to end abrubtly on page 18. There was no end of story watermark at the end, and I could not find any remaining portions in the latter pages. If that was the end on page 18, I guess it still works. Great story! Love your ...

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Letters to the Editors: February 2018

Sam Jones, Thanks so much for the recap of Lieutenant “Roscoe”! I know a few Vietnam vets and I am a firm patriot too. Those communists with AKs still make me disgusted, wherever they are. Please continue the story in the March or April Thunder Press; I sure hope that his life turned out shiny and included many motorcycles. Thank ...

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Almost Fiction: Called himself lucky

The brand new lieutenant, “just shipped in from the world,” had led them into a bad place. The Viet Cong were set up and waiting. Being the experienced point man of the patrol he saw the trap soon enough to warn those behind him but he was out front, naked, on his own. At first sound he dove into a ...

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Almost Fiction: Camping, a cold and grizzly bears

I have been fighting this damned cold for more than a week. It just hangs on refusing to pay any attention to my attempts to kill it. Robitussin, ibuprofen, aspirin, chicken soup, pizza, whiskey have all taken the edge off but none have succeeded in the kill shot; none have plunged a dagger into this cold, cutting its guts out, ...

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Letters to the Editors: January 2018

Ernie Copper: What a disappointment reading you had a repair done at a stealership. Steve Simmons Hey, Steve, Since you’ve taken the time to write and express your disappointment I’ll try to explain a little better.  When that happened I had less than a week to get back on the road to cover another event I had committed to. I ...

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Almost Fiction: The boarding house

There was an iron bed with clean sheets, a wool blanket, a white chenille bedspread and a handmade quilt at the foot. In the corner was a nightstand holding a lamp, a Gideon Bible and a book of Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories and poems. Against the left wall was a chest of drawers with two neatly folded clean towels ...

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Letters to the Editors: December 2017

Re: On The Road: Turning the Tide Insightful article on the state of the industry. I find it not to be just the builders and shops. I belong to two local “riding” clubs. 50 percent of the membership show only for social events, i.e., once-a-month meeting and dinner. We struggle to have 2-3 people show for weekend rides (membership 50-60 ...

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Mostly fact

Sam, Another great story you’ve shared. Your description of the sight of Chopper Bob and Gypsy along with your scrambled group must have been a sight to see.  Almost Fiction is always a must read. Thanks for sharing, Joe Joe,  Almost Fiction is a combination of fact and fiction.  This one, “Chopper Bob” was about 95% fact.  Glad you liked ...

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Almost Fiction: “Chopper Bob” and the gang

“I can’t remember. Did I tell you about the guys who hung around Chopper Bob’s motorcycle shop?” This is the way I remember Chopper Bob, his girlfriend Gypsy (who was a real sideshow fortune teller), Stump, Oily Red, Hilly and the guy who wore bell bottom pants and never got a nickname. Back in the late ’60s… well… let’s just ...

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