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“Spring Rituals: Trout Fever” Written by: LMH

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on “Spring Rituals: Trout Fever” Written by: LMH

Spring Rituals: Trout Fever Throughout my childhood and well into my late teens, Spring meant only one thing: Trout Season. Certainly there were other traditions and rituals, like Easter when my parents and I would travel to “Amish country,” as my dad would call it, eat a meal, and see some sights after I’d gone through my basket that morning. It was my mother’s favorite holiday since she didn’t have to cook for anyone, but I never cared much for it. It was always cold; I didn’t like the restaurants my parents would choose; and Easter baskets were over-rated – hyped up like Christmas only to...

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“A Recollection of Springs” Written by: Dan Pape

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on “A Recollection of Springs” Written by: Dan Pape

I used to have this vivid blue and black windbreaker. However, it was nowhere near as vivid as an April afternoon sky, twenty plus years ago. I remember being profiled by it, and swallowed within its deep oceanic awe. You know the kind of sky I’m talking about; they absolutely steal the breath away, don’t they? Copyright law prevents me from quoting the actual lyrics but listen to the song “Palo Alto” by Radiohead. You will know the line when you hear it. It always reminds me of that jacket contrasting with the open universe. That these things somehow became inextricably linked in my mind...

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“Rapture” Written By : Dan Pape

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on “Rapture” Written By : Dan Pape

“For non-conformity the world whips you with its displeasure.”                                                                     – Ralph Waldo Emerson     1. ​After it happened, she said that she was an angel, and she said that she could fly. She would cry then, violent but silent, in a series of little shatters. I would pull her into my chest and dig my hands deep into her hair, and we would both shake from her crying. She cried because she wasn’t. She had been taken from inside herself and couldn’t be put back in, so her tears gave her no release, no comfort. That’s why...

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A Method to Madness By:Marcie -“The Linguist “

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on A Method to Madness By:Marcie -“The Linguist “

This writing might upset my family. I’ll apologize up front. I’m sure it will dishearten them to hear what I have to say. In 1997, I decided I couldn’t be a Methodist anymore. I had been a pretty straight-laced one, too. I mean, I had many good examples to follow. My grandparents, my parents, our youth group leaders, and Pastor Charlie who got me through my year of Confirmation classes were all good Methodists to learn from. I was convinced that they were right—and I’m still convinced that they all taught me how to strive to be the best person I should be. I still think the Methodists have...

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About Us

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on About Us

This blog is meant to be different from the rest. Everyone is different and we wanted to be just as unique. How will we do that? By having a topic that will change periodically and that all of us will write about here. Check back often to see what we’re up to, and here’s hoping you can find some perspectives to identify with—Enjoy! Our first topic is:  Coming Our Stories With this topic, that was why this blog went live and was debuted on National Coming Out Day in support of all the people who come out in one way or another, and for the ones who continue to have to come out as time goes on....

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Introductions

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Rolling The Dice | Comments Off on Introductions

The imagination and our words can sometimes prove to be our strongest weapon in a world where escape is often needed. This is true in not only the world of writing and reading but this also rings true in the world of gaming. This is why we are here. A group of people came together, some table top gamers, some writers, a common ground was found and we all decided we wanted to share our stories, together. Here you can find stories of fiction, non fiction, tales of life, and tales of gaming. Some of the writers have chosen handles and being that you will see several works from these people ,...

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