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When the Moon Hits Your Eye

February 14, 2019
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Artwork by Lauren Faulkenberry.  Text/idea by Bill Spencer.

Lauren Faulkenberry is a novelist and illustrator living in western North Carolina. Originally from South Carolina, she has worked as an archaeologist, an editor, and a ranger for the National Park Service. She is author of the Bayou Sabine series and creates artists’ books under the name Firebrand Press. You can learn more about Lauren’s work at laurenfaulkenberry.com.

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Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer's humor writing has been published by Funny Times, Narrative magazine, Reader's Digest, The Sun, The Inconsequential, Clever magazine, Defenestration, The Short Humour Site, Hobo Pancakes, and Nuthouse. He has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy and is co-author of an unproduced screenplay, "Angel Pays a Visit." He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

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When planning a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway, don’t forget to invite your wife

February 12, 2019
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For years people the world over have sought my advice as a foremost authority on matters of the heart. Perhaps it’s because I’m half-German. Or maybe because I got an A- in French in high…

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Valentine’s Day — Say It With Chickens!

February 11, 2019
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At some point in the relationship, every man I’ve ever gone out with has looked at me sadly and concluded “You aren’t very romantic, are you?” I am not. I am loving and funny and…

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Valentine’s Day the Old-Fashioned Way

February 10, 2019
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On Valentine’s Day in fifth grade, we remember sitting at our desks anxiously awaiting the distribution of cards from a shoebox wrapped in red foil. We could count on getting valentines from our girlfriends. Maybe…

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Your Local Librarian

February 14, 2018
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Is every librarian a poet at heart? I don’t know, but a group of librarians just put their heads together and came up with these library-themed Valentine’s Day poems: Roses are red Your book’s overdue.…

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Inappropriate Valentine’s Day Gift List

February 14, 2018
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Valentine’s Day is here! IT IS HERE. Do you have your well-thought-out, creative, one-of-a-kind gift purchased for your special boo? Have you scoured the pages of Pinterest to find THE perfect craft project that will…

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All I want for Valentine’s Day is…

February 13, 2018
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Valentine’s Day used to hold such romantic feelings for me. I can remember back in high school my fellow female students would look forward to see if the boys we liked (usually from one of…

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Val-ANT-ine’s love from the pests

February 9, 2018
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I’m guilty—I haven’t done anything really thoughtful for my wife in a long time. On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, she woke up from another nightmare. She told me that in her bad dreams I’m…

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Brownie Heart Attack

February 17, 2017
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For Valentines Day, Emily said she would make me some brownies. That’s about all I need in life, really. Well, and a cup of milk. But what she ended up making–shown here fresh out of…

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Valentine’s Day! Bah! Humbug!

February 13, 2017
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Valentine’s Day!  Bah!  Humbug!

I am a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. It all started back in elementary school. Every February 14, kids in the class would give other kids little valentine cards and we’d all get some of those little…

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