Linda Maye Adams

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A Veteran/Writer Looks at History: Fort C.F. Smith


I went to Fort C.F. Smith the same day I did Fort Ward.  It was such a nice day, and it was near the library, so I stopped over.  I really wanted to get some more of the sunshine. First up, this Civil War fort is hard to find.  For some reason, the state or …

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Apologizing for History


This weekend, I wanted to get out and do something fun.  That turned into a trip to the Museum of American History, which is right near the Washington Monument.  It was cloudy out, with rain predicted…and humid and hot. The museum can be a lot of fun.  Like their Transportation history exhibit, or the one …

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Writing in Public – Story #1, Scene 1


  Granny Logic   This story has been taken down.  But it will be out in ebook in September.

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Alien Traps (Short Story)


Thirty years ago, Lily Chun saw a UFO in the desert and the memory disappeared into a child’s fantasies. But after a dream called to her, she’s back out to the same place, drawn by the emptiness of the life she’s abandoned. A chance meeting with a stranger convinces her that maybe there’s a reason …

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The Sea Listens (short story)


Voices in the fog call to war veteran Meredith Talmadge. Those voices drew her grandfather into the sea to his death. What did he hear in the voices? Meredith needs to solve the mystery, and to do that, she has to face the fog. But now those voices want her, and what they seek will …

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79th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge


The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco first opened in 1937.  This is article of the map from Popular Mechanics in 1931, showing both a drawing of the towers and maps of the area.  It must have been amazing to see it being built then! My grandparents lived in Marin County, which was on the …

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Massive Landslide in California


When I was growing up, we would drive from Los Angeles to Morro Bay, which is a coastal town in Central California, stay a day, and then head onto San Francisco.  My grandparents lived in San Francisco at the time, but later moved to Morro Bay. Our trip took us on Highway 101, which had …

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Weird Typos and Other Distractions


Dena Wesley Smith has a post up today about typos.  In this case, it’s what every blogger has probably experienced–someone zooming in to inform us that they caught us in a typo. You have sinned!  You made a typo! I don’t know what it is about typos, but they bring out the worst in people. …

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Baby Dolls & Aliens


    It’s the summer of 1976, when California is hot and dry, and Jenny is watching her mother wither away with the heat. Jenny tries to retreat to her backyard on a imaginary safari or a journey on the prairie.  But even dolls on adventures aren’t enough when the world is unraveling around her. Available …

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The Magic of First Experiences


We always get a day like today in Washington DC once fall sets in for a stay. The sky goes very blue, and the winds start up, scattering brown leaves all over the streets. I usually have to stop visiting any parks at this point because there are so many leaves on the ground that …

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