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    Writing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, computers, listening to music, reading, being a salary man, my spouse Doug.

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  1. colinian

    Next Tuesday

    Joe appears to have been prescient. The broadcasters, including Fox News, all say that the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives and the Republicans have retained control of the Senate. Colin
  2. Circumstances ~ Chapter 3 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes things happen that you think you'll never be able to live down. But is that really true? Thanksgiving Dinner Part 1 of a 3-Part Novella by Altimexis. A story about Asher and Seth and what it’s like to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City. Volunteered ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. Jackson experiences a rather interesting year. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Totally Smashing Thanksgiving ~ A Complete Novel by Colin Kelly David and Carson meet in a most unusual way that results in Carson breaking his arm. Then these two guys discover something else very interesting about each other. But that’s only the beginning... Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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    Not Carrot Cake, by Pedro

    Reading the story Not Carrot Cake I found that the name Merkin is a perfect fit for this particular cat in this particular story. I also find that Pedro has a particular talent for making a cat a strong character with a real personality in a story. Colin
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    The Thing in the Attic

    Funny story. The reveal was revealing including the wet spot on the carpet. It also provided useful information: Never move in to an apartment or a house without exploring all of the rooms and spaces. Colin
  5. Circumstances ~ Chapter 2 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes things happen that you think you'll never be able to live down. But is that really true? Tales of Three Worlds ~ Fragment 8 of a Novel by ColumbusGuy. A science fiction story told in a series of interrelated fragments. Trek or Treat ~ A Short Story by Altimexis. A Halloween story about two teenage boys who live in a high-rise building in New York City and discover they have a lot of things in common. From our archive: A few Halloween stories that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Totally Messed Up Halloween ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly Jeff's 14th birthday is on Halloween. As usual he will have a combination birthday and Halloween party. This year it's on Saturday, October 31st, 2015. Slam dunk. Surely nothing could go wrong. The House ~ A Short Story by Cole Parker. Parents always tell their kids that Halloween isn't a contest to see who will get the most candy. Their kids always ingore them. But sometimes that can cause problems. Against My Will ~ A Short Story by Grant Bentley. Grady goes to a Halloween party totally against his will. As a result, his life may never be quite the same. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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    The Cabin in Maine by Alan Dwight

    There is a problem for story sites: If novels are posted only when they are complete, more submissions are needed to encourage readers to return on a regular basis. This is a problem for both AwesomeDude and Codey's World. And yes, the following is an advertisement. Advertising is required to keep story websites alive and posting! Both AwesomeDude and Codey's World need more stories to be submitted by more authors. So if you're an author who writes stories for either or both of these sites, or who would like to write for either or both of these sites, please put fingers to keyboard and write a story. A novel, a short story, flash fiction, a poem. Whatever forms you write. You can send an email describing what you'd like to write. You can check the submission guidelines here for AwesomeDude and/or here for Codey's World. Thank you! Colin
  7. Circumstances ~ Chapters 1 of a Novel by Cole Parker. Sometimes things happen that you think you'll never be able to live down. But is that really true? From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Creepy Clown Halloween ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly Here's a Halloween story about two brothers who encounter some creepy clowns Halloween night. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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    AwesomeDude and CodeysWorld Are SSL Compliant

    Thanks Bruin. We'll try to keep everyone informed, but with something this complex — and only partially implemented across sites — it's tough to keep up. The Symantec explantation is the best available for now. BTW, there are annoyances using HTMLS Everywhere with some browsers, Chrome in particular. Colin
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    The Long Way Home

    Or... let your cat wander on your keyboard once in a while and then you can blame all autocorrect problems on kitty. Colin
  10. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 27 and 28 — End a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. A Day at the Beach ~ A Short Story by Tim at Codey's World. James faces challenges at the beach. Sometimes, even when you go beyond what's expected, all you really want is the love and reassurance of the people you love the most. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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    AwesomeDude and CodeysWorld Are SSL Compliant

    There's a good explanation of HTTPS Everywhere on the Symantec website: https://www.websecurity.symantec.com/security-topics/https-everywhere Colin
  12. colinian

    The Cabin in Maine by Alan Dwight

    I read each week's chapter of The Cabin in Maine as it was available because after reading chapter 1 I couldn't wait until the next was posted, etc. etc. Especially since at the beginning I didn't know how many chapters there were going to be. What if it had been 18? or 34? or 62? That would have taken way, way too long to wait for them all to be posted. Colin
  13. We have set up SSL for both AwesomeDude and CodeysWorld. That means when you open either website, including stories and blogs and other internal links (but not external links), browsers like the latest version of Chrome won't complain that our sites are not secure. BTW, SSL is Secure Sockets Layer and requires an SSL Certificate for security. An SSL Certificate is a small data file that digitally binds a cryptographic key to a site's domain name. So AwesomeDude has an SSL Certificate and CodeysWorld has an SSL Certificate. Capitalization of a URL is not required, so using https://www.awesomedude.com and https://www.codeysworld.com are okay. You don't have to type https://www.etc each time; you can use a small browser addon thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project. You can use HTTPS Everywhere, a Firefox, Tor Browser, Chrome, and Opera extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. It does not prevent you from going to websites that aren't set up with SSL. Go to https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere and install HTTPS EVERYWHERE by opening your browser, clicking on the https-everywhere link here, then clicking on the icon on the https-everywhere page for your browser. After installing it in Chrome you'll have to enable it; there's a link to do so that will be displayed at the top of your Chrome page. Some browsers will be including this feature automatically. Colin
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    PARAPROSDOKIANS

    These are great! Colin
  15. Josh, Evolving ~ Chapters 25 and 26 of a Novel by Cole Parker. What happens when two lonely boys meet in a shopping mall food court? A Hole in My Ceiling Is Leaking ~ A Short Story by Colin Kelly. Toby and Rafe thought they'd fixed the hole in Toby's ceiling; but sometimes the best laid plans don't work out all that great. From our archive: Stories and poems that we think you'll enjoy reading again — or for the first time. Sophomore Year ~ A Novel by Grant Bentley. Steven's sophomore year in high school turns out to be anything but typical. Click here to read the hundreds of serial novels, short stories, flash fiction, and poems on the Codey's World site.
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