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ROADS OF THE FLYOVER by Peter Nolan Smith CHAPTER 3

To the west black clouds towered over the brown spring plain. Hot flashes strobed through the thunderheads. A swirling finger touched the earth. “The Dakota Indians called tornadoes iYumi which means bastard son of Face and Wind “An appropriate name and this one doesn’t look friendly either.” Brock aimed his movie camera at the roiling […]

THIS AIN’T KANSAS / Bet On Crazy

Every morning in 2010 I checked the weather for New York City. The forecast determined my attire for the diamond exchange, especially as the seasons of September seesawed between summer and autumn. The weather bureau predicted a temperature of 75 with rain later in the afternoon. I dressed in a lightweight suit. My umbrella was […]

Click My Heels

After her wondrous adventures over the rainbow in the Kingdom of Oz, Dorothy Gale clicked both heels of the ruby slippers to return to Kansas and she was quick to tell her family and friends, “There’s no place like home.” Kansas despite the tornados has always been considered the heartland of America and the prairie […]