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Alecia Shepherd takes no responsibility for any result of anyone having read any of her stories or articles. Some are frightening and violent, some are informative and sociological by intention. Alecia refuses any and all responsibility for persons reading these stories and/or articles against the age restriction imposed by the author.

Is Technology Making Us Happy?

In studying the Official Suicide Statistics Charts available via the internet, several things become apparent about the condition of our world. Though the official rate of suicides has remained essentially consistent from 1950 – 2004, the social groups reported guilty of this ultimate self-offense have shifted radically over the course of the past 6 years. […]

Give a Monkey a Hammer …

I’m sure that most everyone, especially most everyone on the internet, has heard of the old logical anecdote that if you had enough monkeys with enough typewriters and gave them enough time that they would ultimately be able to recreate the complete work of Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  For decades there has been much speculation […]

What Do I Get Out of This?

Another Thanksgiving Day approached with the haste of a mighty winged steed in strong mountain winds; it immediately began demanding such incredulous amounts of preparation, strength, energy, patience and food that some just gave up before trying.  Others were seen rushing against time at their local grocery stores, metal carts crashing into one another evoking […]

I’m Only Sayin’!

            “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” Have you ever wondered what complete idiot came up with that?  Apparently the definitive origin of the proverb is unknown, but its first “printed” form is found in “Folk Phrases of Four Counties” copyright (1894) by G.F. Northall.  So, unfortunately, the […]