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Flash Fiction Draw Challenge for April, 2022!

Mike Mayak, AKA Jeff Baker First, let’s get to the prompts for April 2022. Then the long-winded explanation. A Sports Story In a Piano Factory Involving a Pair of Handcuffs Hi! I’m Jeff Baker https://www.facebook.com/Jeff-Baker-Author-176267409096907 and I also write as Mike Mayak. https://mobile.twitter.com/MikeMayakAuthorContinue reading

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Post-Christmas Progress Report from Jeff Baker. (December 26, 2021)

This is the first one of these reports I’ve posted since early November and I’ve made some progress writing-wise but not as much as I’d hoped. But I have made up for it recently. First: I’ve written the weekly and … Continue reading

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“Christmas at Demeter’s Bar” a Holiday Reprint.

Getting into the Christmas season, here’s a story I wrote and posted about five years ago. Enjoy and Happy Hollidays! Christmas at Demeter’s Bar by Jeff Baker (From December 2016) Demeter’s Bar closed up early the Wednesday before Christmas for … Continue reading

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Latest Book! (A Reprint This Time!) November 7, 2021

(Photo by Darryl Thompson) Got the copies of the anthology “Swamp Life” reprinting my (as “Mike Mayak”) story “Summer Skies.” I look happy! It can be ordered from Puppycat Press. https://puppycatpress.com/

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Sleuth Sayers Spreads the Word! Jeff Baker, November 3, 2021.

Sleuth Sayers has done me the kindness of asking me to write a column for them about my recent story about Solar Pons, the local publicity I received for it and the background of Pons and his creator, August Derleth. … Continue reading

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Another Progress Report Supplement, from Jeff Baker (October 27, 2021)

Day Two; Around 11:09 pm CDT (I Know What You’re Thinking) Magnum P.I. playing on TV again and I am deep into writing this story and live blogging about it. (Same as yesterday/this morning.) Been at it about forty-five minutes … Continue reading

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Progress Report for August 28, 2021 by Jeff Baker

First off, updating what I posted the other day over the last two days I’ve worked on two mysteries and made a little headway on both! A contrast to the 90s where I would start one story, then start another, … Continue reading

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Progress Report for August 2021 (so far) from Jeff Baker, August 17, 2021.

Had a nice flurry of activity over the last two and a half weeks, writing-wise. First off, I wrote three of the regular Friday Flash Fiction stories (including one for next Friday) and one extra: The original story I wrote … Continue reading

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Progress Report: July 30, 2021, from Jeff Baker.

Not a lot of progress on the fiction in the last two and a half weeks. Did just about a paragraph on the anthology mystery due October 31st. Started a story on the spur of the moment—wrote about half a … Continue reading

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Progress Report; July 13th, 2021 from Jeff Baker

Got some stuff done! Not what I expected to! Wrote one extra column, worked on another and wrote some on four stories and finished another for a market I’d just found out about (wound up about 1400 words) and fired … Continue reading

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