Hello Readers!

Welcome to Frank Clark Short Stories.  “Everyday Stories About Everyday People.”  My short stories are written outside the box of the classical literary short stories. They are written in an informal style describing experiences we all have every day.  We tell stories to each other every day and we don’t even know it.  We talk about all sorts of things.  We talk about our day ahead, we talk about the kids, we talk about school, we talk about the dog, we talk about work and we talk about money. Just to name a few.   Even the most simple encounters we have with someone, with people, and even a superficial situation may have the greatest impact on our days more than we know.  By the way, at the end of your day, I’m sure you’ll have a story to tell.  Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your read.


310 thoughts on “Hello Readers!

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  2. I love the little digs – culture (buttermilk), real artificial syrup, haha. Great story.
    In response to story “Oleo Buttermilk,”

    1. Thank you, Carole. Somehow, Mrs. Butterworth’s real, artificial, maple syrup has replaced real maple syrup. Once you’ve had real maple syrup, you know the difference. Glad you enjoyed the story.

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    1. I have had other students tell me how helpful my site was to them in school. Many of my stories I do research the subject matter. Don’t know it all. Good Luck!

  13. Super website. Ich komme mal wieder vorbei.
    Translation from German…I’ll stop by again.
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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed writing this story. My dad had a chicken coop and yard when I was growing up. We had fresh eggs every morning. Thanks for the connect to your social networks.

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    1. I just published this story. Yours is the first comment about it.
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    Translation-Hello, good afternoon. I really liked your blog. I’m Jose, a Spanish Blogger.

    1. Jose, gracias por venir a mi sitio. Las historias se publican regularmente. Por favor regrese y decirle a sus amigos acerca de mí. Translation-Jose, thanks for stopping by my site. Stories are regularly posted. Please return and tell your friends about me.

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    1. Thank you, Kathe. Your comments “paintings you write,” and “follow your heart” were originally the same thoughts commented to me by a Russian reader who inspired me to write the two stories titled: “Paintings You Write,” and “Follow Your Heart.”

  35. Oh my goodness! an awesome article dude. Thank you But I’m experiencing problem with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting identical rss predicament? Any person who knows kindly respond. Thnkx In response to story “Walk Softly.”

    1. My RSS subscription procedure has changed. Click on RSS. It will take
      you to a page where you will see my stories in bold. At the top is a subscribe button.
      Click on it and you are subscribed to my RSS feed. That should work.

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  45. Folks, I hope you enjoy my stories. More to come. Working on a couple at this time. Site will continue and you are welcome to visit at any time. Your comments mean so much to me. Happy New Year!

    1. My new book is available. “Frank Clark Short Stories.”
      Very funny book. You will laugh and you will smile.
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  47. All of my stories are original. It is a different type of writing.
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    I’m working on new stories right now. Hope to have one posted by
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    1. Thank you!. Nice to have a London electrician reading my stories.
      By the way, I’m no electrician. With all the focus on DIY (do it yourself),
      many think they can do anything. I learned my lesson after getting the shock of my life. Always call the electrician now.

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  51. Frank – Congratulations on your new book, “Frank Clark Short Stories”! It is a wonderful collection of good advice, pure fun, and uplifting ideas. I loved every single story in it! And I look forward to more in the future.
    Carole Kane

    1. Thank you so much, Carole. It is a pleasure to know you. It is a
      privilege to be a part of the “Livng Happy Writers Group.” Thanks
      for letting this “southern boy” into your club. : )

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  56. Frank, this reminds me of how fortunate we were to learn great penmanship. It’s such an art and so nice to put your own creative touch. Great work! In response to story “Signature with Style.”

    1. The kids today don’t even know what penmanship is. Everything is text.
      Penmanship is a lost art. Ain’t that hard to learn to sign your name.
      Email is great, but there is nothing like getting a hand written letter
      in the mail. Thanks.

  57. Frank, that is soooo good, probably one of your best…..I must be careful now how I sign my paintings, it is my mark……..I especially loved some of the names you used…..Marvin Lee, Tommy Lee, and Ginnie Mae….and wherever did you get Mrs. Holgaralduski…..almost as bad as the Little Rascals’ teacher, who was that now….Miss Crabtree???? In response to story “Signature with Style.”

    1. Thank you, Jo. Only you know your mark and it has your DNA. I enjoyed
      writing this story. I jumped right into the classroom. There, I created
      the characters and directed their roles and interactions in the story.
      I like dialogue and interaction. Just like kids today…”boring” and “whatever.”

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    Translation from French–I really like your blog, Great!

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  67. Relying on your instinct is tough for most of us. It can take many people a long time to build a strong moral system. Frankly it takes more than just happening to happen.

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    1. Thank you! Go to my website and on any page, “Hello Readers!” and click
      on RSS comments under Meta. That may do it. Otherwise go to Google and
      create an account with them. I’m on Firefox and not Internet Explorer.

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    1. Edwin, thanks for your reply. The beauty shops described in this story
      are the small at home and retail locations. Many of these across America
      in small towns and cities. Each have their own unique clientele and the
      salons are social gathering places for many of their regular patrons.

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  94. Frank,
    That is genius. I never thought of it in that respect. In light of that thought, I can see what you mean, and I know for sure that I have done that on many occasions. I just never gave it that spin. I loved the story. God Bless You, My Friend. In response to story “Guardian Angel.”

  95. Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time 🙂
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  96. Comments from a coffee grower and producer in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    In response to story “Southern Lady Request.”
    I was reading through some of your posts on your site and found them
    very educational. Keep writing!

  97. Now that is an excellent story, Frank. Follow your heart. That is always good advice. I found this to be very well structured and engaging. The logic flowed like water from a stream, and delivered it’s powerful message in as simple a term as one can to make others understand it.

    1. It’s great, Don, getting feedback from an excellent writer like you.
      I am so glad we reconnected after all these years. You are a valued friend as well. Looking forward to sharing more of our stories. Thanks again.

  98. Frank, your “Paintings” story was quite inspiring. We cannot rewrite yesterday, but we can make our “paintings of today” masterpieces to the people in our life. Encouragement is never a “lost art.”

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  100. Saudações. Na verdade, eu fiz algumas navegar na web e dar início a este blog. Eu firme especial deste blog apresentam-se e é bastante incredible. Translation from Portuguese: Greetings. Actually, I did some web surfing and saw this blog. I especially like the format of this blog. It is quite incredible. In response to “Beauty Operator.”

  101. Another comment from Indonesia…from Terbaik. Wow! Precisely what I was searching for. High regards for your posts.

  102. From Rumah, Indonesia. I do not even understand how I stopped here. You are going to be a famous blogger for those who are not already 😉 Cheers!

  103. “Aliens in Disguise”–Hey There. I found your weblog through msn. That is a really neatly written article. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

  104. “Paintings You Write”–Attitude. I think you pointed out something really cool here, how the focus of the event can be shifted from a negative to a positive. Very cool, and I am really looking forward to the book!

  105. Just love your humor – it’s awesome. I especially enjoy your colorful southern characters. You can truly feel your genuine respect and love for your characters.

  106. Enjoyed “Southern Lady Request” as it reminded me of “Driving Miss Daisy” and its southern touch. You have a way with words describing southern charm.

  107. Enjoy reading your very witty stories & commentaries, Frank. I particularly liked the more serious one on old Florida. It almost made me feel like I was riding down a country road under trees with Spanish moss hanging….

  108. *Many of the stories commented about are in my new book,
    “Frank Clark Short Stories.” Available now-2012. Click on link below and
    it will take you to Xlibris Bookstore to my list page. Very excited about it.


    For a preview of book, go to Amazon Kindle. Just click on my book and it will
    open the book for a preview of what’s inside. You will see a list of the 50 stories.
    You can read about 5 of them. Enjoy, Frank Click link below to go to Kindle.

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