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(Tiny) Tales that I've created from Other Places, Other Times, inspired by vintage postcards. I imagine what might have happened just before, during or after the postcard was written, and spin a story to accompany the actual vintage postcard.
I don't know what I was thinking. She was a right smart looking gal, and a good dancer too. But whatever possessed me to propose to her after just a few dates?

She was a right smart looking gal, and a good dancer too. But whatever possessed me to propose to her after just a few dates?

I set my suitcase down and look around the room. One bed. One lamp. One washbasin. One chair. One dresser.  A window opens out to the sight of huge grain elevators, and I realize that's where I'll be working in just a few days.  The railway line runs right past and soon the back-breaking work of loading the cars will occupy my days.  But my nights?  They say the saloons here are full of fighting and gambling and drinking and women, and I'm all for that. Except for the women, of cours...

I set my suitcase down and look around the room. One bed. One lamp. One washbasin. One chair. One dresser. A window opens out to the sight of huge grain elevators, and I realize that's where I'll be working in just a few days. The railway line runs right past and soon the back-breaking work of loading the cars will occupy my days. But my nights? They say the saloons here are full of fighting and gambling and drinking and women, and I'm all for that. Except for the women, of cours...

Will a box of nougats be a peace offering, or a final farewell?

Will a box of nougats be a peace offering, or a final farewell?

When Cupid arrives, Betty is torn between anticipation and dread.

When Cupid arrives, Betty is torn between anticipation and dread.

When the idyllic vacation ends it's off to dreamland.

When the idyllic vacation ends it& off to dreamland.

When Bernadette is left waiting at the church, her postcard leaves a question.

When Bernadette is left waiting at the church, her postcard leaves a question.

My tiny tale: When Fern leaves the station, Missey crosses her fingers that all will be well.

My tiny tale: When Fern leaves the station, Missey crosses her fingers that all will be well.

A tiny tale about 1935 Atlantic City. www.kaarinadillabough.com

Hotel Dennis, Atlantic City, New Jersey

In the sweltering heat of 1912, Rose gets a new diagnosis.

In the sweltering heat of Rose gets a new diagnosis.

Harry Houdini and Fred’s Great Adventure. My latest tiny tale.

When Fred joins the crowds to watch Harry Houdini attempt his death-defying escape, he escapes with something too.

When Leona breaks up with her beau, she turns to her friend Susan. www.kaarinadillabough.com

When Leona breaks up with her beau, she turns to her friend Susan.

I think I must give Ada an ultimatum. www.kaarinadillabough.com

The 23 Skidoo Ultimatum

When his 1916 jalopy breaks down miles from his sweetheart, XX finds eventual…

Find Barefoot child in the rain holding umbrella & Luggage, automobile, in Postcards, Children, Other or Mixed category on Playle’s.

When a peaceful drive results in a "dark and stormy night"…

When a peaceful drive results in a "dark and stormy night".

Sophie discovers Bucklen's salve and Schult's trailers on her travels in 1936. www.kaarinadillabough.com

Boils, Chilblains and Piles, Oh My