Category Archives: Kansas

Heavy Metal At “The Gate” in Wichita, KS (Jeff Baker, May 11, 2023)

Heavy Metal at The Gate: a Record Shop in Wichita by Jeff Baker I stumbled across a literal hole-in-the-wall record shop just east of downtown Wichita that I had never heard of and which deserves more attention. “The Gate,” described … Continue reading

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“All Work and No Play.” Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story for April 2023 by Jeff Baker.

The draws for the April 2023 Challenge were a Hardboiled Detective Story, a Prison Work Farm and a Model T Ford. Here’s my story. All Work and No Play by Jeff Baker In the two weeks I’d been at Prairie … Continue reading

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“Christmas At de Obras’ Garage.” Friday Flash Fics for Christmas by Jeff Baker (December 23, 2022)

Christmas at de Obras’ Garage by Jeff Baker The radio in the garage was playing “White Christmas,” after playing the weather forecast for temperatures in the 60s through New Year’s. Typical for Pending, Kansas, Eddie de Obras thought as he … Continue reading

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“Trick and/or Treat” Friday Flash Fics (and Fiction) by Jeff Baker for October 22, 2021. (or is that 1975…)

Trick and Or Treat by Jeff Baker I turned fifteen years old the week before Halloween, Nineteen-Seventy-Five. I felt like an adult. I wasn’t, but you couldn’t tell fifteen-year old me anything. Trick-or-treating was for little kids, I had done … Continue reading

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Sounds of a Kansas Summer, by Jeff Baker. September 8, 2021.

Sound of a Kansas Summer by Jeff Baker They are the background noise to the crickets, the fireworks and the other sounds of summer. The loud, whirring almost metallic noise is familiar to nearly every Kansan, but the details might … Continue reading

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