Category Archives: Creative Writing

Reflections of Walking Distance

Reflections of Walking Distance By Richard Mabey Jr. I don’t think that there is any other half-hour of television broadcasting that has affected me as deeply as the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Walking Distance.” It stars Gig Young, who portrays … Continue reading

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The Scouting Journal

The front page of the first edition of the legendary “Scouting Journal.” The Scouting Journal By Richard Mabey Jr. “The Scouting Journal” was the official newspaper of Boy Scout Troop 170. The first edition was printed in November of 1982. … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3

Dear old Boonton High School. The very setting for this true-life story Remembering Lisa, Chapter 3 By Richard Mabey Jr. There comes in the life of each and every one us, a hurt. A hurt so deep that time cannot … Continue reading

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Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

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Failure Is Not An Option

The little courtyard, just outside my front porch, is plain and simple. In its simplicity lies the statement of the value of finding truth in simplicity. Failure Is Not An Option By Richard Mabey Jr. My life, here in Central … Continue reading

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To Focus More Profoundly

The time has come for me to focus even more profoundly on my goal to get my novel published. It is a time to return to my desk. It is a time to spend even more time, alone, writing. To … Continue reading

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Reflections of “Two Brothers”

The true story, “True Brothers” first appeared as a syndicated story in the pages of the old Lincoln Park Journal, back in 1987. Reflections of “Two Brothers” By Richard Mabey Jr. “Two Brothers” was a continuing saga, that I wrote, … Continue reading

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