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Richard O. Benton
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  • Litchfield, CT
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My Books..
I Wish I May, A Tale of the Fourth Millennium
Moonlight Man
The Mission
LWG Anthology (2007)
LWG Anthology II (2010)
WWG Anthology III (2014)
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Rock, Sissors, Paper

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 6:29am 0 Comments

I FUMED ACROSS half of Kansas’s boring terrain, fields upon fields of low, nondescript greenery. The upside? I had lots of time to think. That I needed, because I’d picked a bold and possibly dangerous solution to a problem that begged a solution. I’m on my way to Susank to take my sister away from her abusive husband.

Twelve hundred eighty seven miles from my home in Hershey; twelve hundred eighty seven angry miles. My wife said I shouldn’t make the trip. She tried to make…



Posted on August 13, 2017 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

Hi blog readers,

I understand that there are well over four hundred members and friends of CAPA who have subscribed to this well run blog.

To this date I have published ninety-five (95) short stories on a blog that is under my name. The stories are short and meant to be so that people can leave their daily grind for a couple of minutes or five and get away, perhaps while at their work stations (if permitted).

I have yet to hear from a single CAPA/ning reader, either to…


The Overlook

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 6:47pm 0 Comments

WE WANTED TO go north for our honeymoon. Ski, snowboard, lounge in the lodge at a small, intimate table near the big fireplace and sip pińa coladas, sex – lots of it – the whole magilla.

I-91 north, a straight shot most of the way to Vermont’s Mt. Snow, the road silky smooth and not congested now that we’d passed through the sprawl of Springfield. Multiple lanes spread out in front of us while the black ribbon of highway made soft the hum of our tires.

I tried a few bars of…


Appreciation Profile

Posted on August 5, 2017 at 7:56am 0 Comments

“HOW ABOUT A hug?” he says.

“Okay,” she replies. It comes out as a sigh. She’s mad at him. She doesn’t want to, but that engaging quirk of his lip takes some of the steam out of her. She relaxes a little. They come together. The hug is silent, warm, and tingly and costs them nothing. It brings a smile to both peoples lips.

“We should do this more often,” she says.

“It does have a leavening effect on our relationship, doesn’t it?”

“Yes. I forgot what I was mad at…


Summer Vacation

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 6:49am 0 Comments

JULY 1ST. WE drive north because we always drive south at the beginning of summer and I don’t want to do what we always do. My wife wants the old, comfortable way, but I get my back up and decide she could do something I want this year. She can’t reason with me.

That’s her big forte, reason. She finally gives in. This is why.

My headaches had been coming with increased frequency. That started a year ago. Eventually I went to my lady GP and she referred me to a specialist. I…


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At 2:32pm on July 22, 2009, Kirk D. Sinclair said…

I've recently joined the CAPA web site and wish to join the "larger" body. I have an application form I can send in. Peggy steered me to you to ask about what the prorated membership fee would be. Thanks in advance.

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