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A Free Translation

This story . . . oh my. I just don’t have the words to do it justice. Joe Shaw is a treasure we know about and the rest of the world will some day recognize as such. Today’s COVID Chronicle is a parable we need today. We. Us. All of us.

Click on the Codex Vaticanus to read Joe’s story, “New Translation.” You might want to pray before you begin.

It dates to the fourth century A.D. So it is nearly as old as Joe Shaw himself.

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The Tree Might Be Dead But The Splinters Are Free

When you read a short story, and then its over, and you spend a lot of time trying to think what it was telling you and deciding it could be fifteen different things — all of the fifteen things — you know the story was good. That is what we have here with Joe Shaw’s outstanding “Dead Tree”. Those of you who are regular readers of Shaw expect a certain level of gore and mayhem but this one is tame by his standards and that means it is safe for all audiences.

Click on the Creature From The Black Lagoon to read the story.

Click one of his claws to read the story. If you click his nose, all your trees will die.

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FREE (Story) Delivery

Joe Shaw specializes in twisted stories with a strong dose of violence. Don’t believe me? Check this one out (click here) or this one (click here).

But not today. Today we have a heartwarming story about a man who recovers hope. Click on the road leading up to the Oregon vineyard to read his story “Special Deliveries”.

If you click on the barn in the background, a dragon will dismember you. It is what Joe wants.

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Free Flowers For The Yard Of Your Imagination!

Oh wow! I just got home from a long day at work — we are working hard planning the re-opening process of our church as COVID-19 restrictions ease — and I find Joe Shaw’s terrifying parable of modern life. The phrase, ‘This is the way we do things now” will stay with me a while.

If you want to read Joe’s story, “The New Family On Beecher Street” click on the middle red hyacinth. Not the one to the left nor the one to the right. The middle one.

The Middle One!

Remember, these stories are all free — no gimmicks and no tricks. We just want to give you something to read and make you think during this COVID crisis.