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‘Hello Again’ By Stan Schatt

Author of this week’s opening lines, Stan Schatt, has already graced the pages of ‘Meet The Authors’, with his great guest post and he has very kindly provided copy for a second post, which will be published here shortly, so don’t forget to stop by 🙂


It is likely, or even probable, that most women seeing the condo for the first time would find themelves debating whether it would be possible to salvage it with a major redecoration project or simply easier to raze it and start over. A large poster of ‘Star Trek’s’ Captain James T Kirk hung above an unmade bed and a hamper overflowing with dirty laundry. An ‘Apple’ laptop lay on the floor near a pair of well-used running shoes while a white cable snaked across the floor to a power outlet several feet away. A small galley-style kitchen provided functionality, but added little in aesthetic appeal.

Meanwhile, a sixty-inch flat screen television, along with two ‘Lazy Boy’ recliners and a faded green sofa with stuffing starting to leak out from a small hole on one of the arms transformed the living room into a man cave. An end table held a framed picture of  a smiling elderly couple embracing a tall young man wearing a cap and gown, while a sign just behind them identified the scene as the Yale Law School graduation ceremony. Two men sat on the sofa behind a coffee table holding a half-empty plate of extra spicy chicken wings and an enormous platter of nachos and stared at the TV screen. The heavier of the two men shoveled food into his mouth in an almost continuous motion without once turning his attention away from the game….

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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