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The Curmudgeon Loses His Cool

by Peter Loewer Last week in the midst of one of the season’s worst downpours, the Curmudgeon opened the door of the General Store. Holding his 20-year-old outdoorsman’s canvas hat, originally purchased from Eddie Bauer, rolled up and wet in his left hand, a paper drink container labeled “Exotic Coffee” in his right, and a …

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Curmudgeon

Crying Out For Justice

Curmudgeon walked into the General Store and said to nobody in particular, “It’s started again.” by Peter Loewer “What?” asked Storekeep, Mrs. Storekeep, and brother of Cityfella. “That ubiquitous fog, you know the all-consuming early-morning mist that ruins golf shots and shopping, especially up here on our mountain top.” The store windows that once looked …

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Monikers

by Peter Loewer It took forever for spring to arrive in Western North Carolina. Day after day all the cars in the area—not to mention the trucks—had ice-covered windshields every morning; it wasn’t until 10:30 or even 11:00 before the ice began to melt, and the sun warmed the car’s interior, so that getting in …

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The Curmudgeon Lashes Out

by Peter Loewer “Well,” shouted the Curmudgeon as he strutted like a peacock through the open door of the General Store… (Mrs. Storekeep believed that every day a bit of new air should replace that air that might have been used up by the shoppers of the day before), “did you all go out and …

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