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6-minute Stories

Everybody loves a good story
Listen to these 6-minute stories
from both new voices and experienced writers
from the Personal Story Publishing Project anthologies:
Bearing Up (2018) and Exploring (2019).
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"The Brick" by Howard Pearre

A young Boy Scout away at camp confronts the murkiness of homesickness by diving into earning his swimming merit badge.


Howard Pearre retired in 2015 after a career as a counselor and manager with NC Vocational Rehabilitation and the Veterans Administration. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he is a member of Winston-Salem Writers. His short fiction pieces have appeared in Second Spring and Silver Arts publications. He has six grandchildren, avoids Saturday crossword puzzles, and makes fig wine.