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Claudia Hall Christian
Denver, Colorado
Claudia writes great stories about good people caught in difficult situations
Interests: Beekeeping, Books, Fitness
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CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and FORTY (part three) “Maggie?” Mack asked. “Why are you mad?” “He has powers,” Tres said under his breath to Jeraine. Jeraine gave a slow nod. Maggie started to sob. Mack went to his friend and hugged her while she talked and cried. Tres made out that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Denver Cereal
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Someone named, possibly, "Rusty", used my cellphone number on TikTok. He or she told his or her viewers that they should "call" to connect. I've been getting calls non-stop since about 11 p.m, Saturday night. I checked my TikTok account, changed the password, etc, but that wasn't the problem. I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Denver Cereal
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“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another." Walter Savage Landor #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and FORTY (part two) “You aren’t my mom!” Maggie said. “You can’t make me!” “Uh!” Tink said. “We’ve been over and over this. You can’t be here because they’re moving in!” “But it’s Thursday!” Maggie said, as if Tink was dumb or possible deaf. “We play on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Denver Cereal
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It's been quite a year and month! Spring is here. The days are getting longer. Everyone has spring fever. Be kind to yourself and everyone you know. Keep your mask on and give people some space. Get your vaccine when it's your turn. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and FORTY (part one) Thursday morning — 9:00 a.m. “I don’t know,” Tres Sierra said to Jeraine. “Did you ask Jake?” They were standing in the hallway of their new home. Jeraine, Tanesha, and Jabari had starting moving in the night before. “He told me to ask... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Denver Cereal
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Freedom is a state of mind. You can wear a mask and be free in your mind. You can have a vaccine and still be free. You can be kind and be free. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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Stressed out? Close your eyes. Remember the bloom of spring -- in the world and in your life. Breathe in. You've got this. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part six) “Is Wretched angry?” Whitestone asked. “Sad,” Seth said. “This entire thing is so sad. I spent an hour with your kids while they wept for their mother. They knew that she wasn’t cheating around. They knew what she was doing. You never asked... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Denver Cereal
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE “It is perfectly legal,” the son said. “So is this,” William said. “We’ll file by end of day today to take control of the buildings. Unless, of course, you have the money to pay off the loan?” “You’ll give us a month?” the son asked.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Denver Cereal
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Your kindness lights the way for all of those lost in the dark. Be kind. Light the way. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part five) “You’re right,” Whitestone said. “My wife was a Christian woman. She drove me crazy with all of the praying and church going. I wanted. . . Well, I don’t know what I wanted.” “You were relieved when you could justify killing her,” Seth... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Denver Cereal
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part four) Whitestone leaned back in his chair. Sitting in silence, the men looked at each other for a long moment. Whitestone sighed. “You waiting for me to confess?” Whitestone asked. “No,” Seth said. “You did that last night.” “That’s right,” Whitestone said. “There’s nothing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Denver Cereal
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The change of seasons is a great time to let go of something that no longer serves you. It's not easy, but you deserve to live free of all that doesn't work in your life. Be kind to you. Let it go. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Everyday Kindness
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Enjoy your life. Be kind #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part three) Thursday morning — 9:00 a.m. Denver, Colorado Seth O’Malley knocked on the interview room with his foot. A uniformed officer opened the door and nodded. Seth went into the room carrying two cups of coffee. “Coffee?” Seth asked. The man in the interview... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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For reasons I can't really describe or defend, it's 2013 in my head. I realized this when I stumbled onto Andrew Belle's album "Black Bear." It sounded new and perfect. And, I remembered that sometime in the near past, I had listened to this album on YouTube on repeat for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at On a Limb with Claudia
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As we move forward into spring (or fall), the hardest thing to do it to keep an open, steady heart. This world is filled with every form of possibility. Hold a space for all that you can never imagine! #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part two) William’s thumb moved over the engraving as if he were caressing soft skin. “It’s on the rings, too,” Bernie said. When William looked up, tears were streaming down his face. Bernie nodded. “We may have more of your possessions. It will take some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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As we move forward into spring (or fall), the hardest thing to do it to keep an open, steady heart. This world is filled with every form of possibility. Hold a space for all that you can never imagine! #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-NINE (part one) “It is perfectly legal,” the son said. “So is this,” William said. “We’ll file by end of day today to take control of the buildings. Unless, of course, you have the money to pay off the loan?” “You’ll give us a month?” the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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“The ONLY people with whom you should try to get even are those who have HELPED you.” – Walter B. Knight #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
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Somewhere -- up above the problems you have right now -- the sun is shining on the just blooming crocus. It will shine on you soon. Be kind. #EverydayKindness Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-EIGHT (part six) The lawyer’s name was William Bearber. The phone rang and William picked it up. He spoke for a moment. “They are here,” William said. “They?” Bernie asked. “He brought his son,” William said. Bernie groaned which caused William to chuckle. “The son’s worse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Denver Cereal
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and THIRTY-EIGHT Thursday early-morning — 2:15 a.m. James “Jammy” Schmidt V pushed open the door to the Castle’s ballroom and stepped inside. He held the door open for his college friend, fraternity brother, and casino owner, Matt Weinreich. They stood in the dark for a moment until... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2021 at Denver Cereal