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July 15, 2024

Articles by Jim Bates



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Short

Selenium (2021-06-07) cover story fiction social issues

Jim lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His stories and poems have appeared in nearly three hundred online and print publications.

Germanium (2021-10-25) cover story fiction life

Move slowly and quietly, and you may see something wonderful...

Aliens (2021-12-20) speculative fiction humor

Land in NYC and almost anything could happen...

Chlorine (2022-02-28) fiction life

Not every step has to shake the world...

Scandium (2022-05-02) short fiction life

Hardship and pain affect us strongly, but the greatest difference in a life is made by love, and kindness...

Face Lift (2022-08-15) fiction life love

Don't judge by the skin -- look at the heart instead...

The Standoff (2022-10-03) cover story fiction life

To Climb a Rock (2022-12-12) cover story fiction life

Super Sensitive to Sound (2023-02-13) cover story fiction life love

Real love never ends...

Rubidium (2023-04-17) cover story fiction life

Jim lives in a small town twenty miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His stories and poems have appeared in nearly three hundred online and print publications.

Rattlesnake Canyon (2023-08-07) fiction life

A summer under the great Montana sky...

Mercury (2023-12-18) cover story fiction life

If we don't handle it carefully and with respect, love can just slip through our hands...

Face Off (2024-04-29) cover story fiction life

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Poem

In Her Dreams (2022-07-18) poem unrhymed

"...She walks a shaded woodland path..."

Drawing (2023-03-13) poem unrhymed

"...He still made it look so darned easy..."

Pacific Ocean (2023-05-08) poem unrhymed

"...Listening to gulls calling Watching sandpipers running..."

Snowflake (2023-06-05) poem unrhymed

"...More than a Christmas gift..."

Burnt Sienna (2023-07-10) poem unrhymed

"Fall was her favorite season..."

Artificial Limb (2023-09-04) poem unrhymed

"...After all these years he still remembers her..."

Fur Jacket (2023-12-11) poem unrhymed

"...Grandma and Grandpa and Auntie and Uncle gathered around..."

Acolyte (2024-01-22) poem unrhymed

"...the service challenged his stamina..."

Ants (2024-02-19) poem unrhymed

"...how they run with incredible intent..."

Blueberries (2024-03-18) poem unrhymed

"...Holding the juicy goodness in his hand made him feel better..."

Botanizing (2024-04-15) poem unrhymed

"...United in their love of the natural world..."

Oreo Cookies (2024-06-17) poem unrhymed

"...Driving the twisting roads of the Cascades..."

High Dive (2024-07-15) poem unrhymed

"...A three-meter board. nearly ten feet off the water..."

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