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About vanyieck

There is nothing about me that is more interesting than you. I am a man. I have a wife and family. I have a career. I have two dogs. I

Word Guild Award Nomination

I just learned that my novel, The Pastor Who Hated Church, has shortlisted for a Word Guild Award!

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The Emergency

It all happened so nonchalantly. Blake was in the kitchen, cutting up potatoes, when something in his brain clicked. The last slice wasn’t in a potato. He held up his hand, now dripping with blood. Only then did his brain … Continue reading

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The Commencement Address

Brent hoped for this day his whole life. It was a bucket list item. He was asked by his old high school to speak at the graduation. Years dedicated to the funeral business finally paid off. The graduation was a … Continue reading

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Dirty Wifi and the Tennis Strategy

Ian bumbled into the tennis club with a coffee in his hand and sleep in his eyes. Waiting on the court was Wayne, his friend and opponent for their ten o’clock match. “Rough night?” asked Wayne. “I’d hate to think … Continue reading

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The Pretentious Bean Café

Sitting in the frenetic neighbourhood Pretentious Bean Café, Stella noticed a well dressed man enter. He was tall and elegant with slightly greying hair. Stella followed him with her eyes as he browsed the merchandise by the pick up counter. … Continue reading

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Return of the Dancing Cowboy

Clive burst through the front door of the apartment. “It’s that time of year,” he announced. “For your annual shower?” asked Julie. “No,” said Clive. “A new hairstyle?” Clive gave Julie a scowl. “Know what? Forget it.” Julie laughed. “I’m … Continue reading

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Hope Through Tennis

When Lilith walked into the family room, she was stunned by what she discovered. “Why are you watching tennis? You hate tennis,” she said. “That’s not true,” said Vernon. “In the eight years I’ve known you, I have never even … Continue reading

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