July 5th, 1776

Rated 4.71/5 based on 7 reviews
A discourse of history that may have been, though not likely.
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Words: 830
Language: English
About Ernest Winchester

I must in all honesty, update this entry, for I stumbled onto the magic key to post a story on Smashwords. It was operator error not one of the poltergeist that I’m sure came preloaded in my computer that prevents me from getting what I want from it. For those of you who didn’t read this bio before—which I’m sure includes the rest of the world’s population—I repeat: I am an old man who loves to write. I started decades ago—the exact number is irrelevant—on a cast iron framed manual typewriter that would now serve little purpose beyond a boat anchor. I love composing fiction on the computer, mainly because of the spell check feature. Why someone who can’t spell worth a damn wants to write, I’ll never be able to explain. I take solace in the knowledge that some well-known writers throughout history were so afflicted. However, I must confess, that is about as far as I can go into this—to me—frightening world of cyberspace. I don’t have accounts on face book (wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole. Almost nightly the news is filled with stories of people murdered by people they have contacted there.) I feel the same way about Myspace, a blog or personal web site. I don’t tweet or twit or what ever that is. That really seems silly--just call them and talk! So I’ll be contented to write and enjoy retirement until the final heartbeat or wayward city buss runs me over.

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Review by: Anita Coxman on June 11, 2012 :
This was quite entertaining I couldn't help but imagine this short as the basis of a skit on the Colbert Show or maybe Conan O'Brien.

A very well-written piece from someone with a wonderful sense of humor!
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Review by: Renee Pippens on Jan. 21, 2012 :
Mr. Winchester is a terrific writer. In reference to his story, July 5, 1776, in my oppinion this is the style that should be used in history books throughout the country to educate our children. What we've always needed, in a classroom setting, is a way of dipicting history in an interesting and up-beat manner. Mr. Winchester has mastered this skill to perfection. Okay - there was humor involved, but isn't this the best way to tell a story if the author wishes to captivate and maintain the interest of his readers?
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Review by: Matthew Stephens on Jan. 20, 2012 :
Very imaginative and very well written.
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Review by: Andy Wilkinson on July 26, 2011 :
Good stuff. Nice to see the founders as real people.
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Review by: Antonio Angelo on July 23, 2011 :
Great Fun at the expense of our forefathers! I'm sure there is probably more accuracy with this story than some of the more official accounts. Thanks for the chuckle my friend and excellent arrangement of 833 words.
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Review by: W. Addison Gast on July 17, 2011 :
Methinks that perhaps, my friend Ernest WAS THERE in another life. AS is often remarked, he and Patton often spoke of such things.
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Review by: Kristina Howells on July 14, 2011 :
A Nice short story that is well written.
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