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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

Time Will Tell- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

The couple were unusually quiet as they made their way back to their old home in Mill Valley, population 5180. Becky could barely keep herself from smiling. Clement, on the other hand, could only sigh. “Won’t be long now,” he … Continue reading

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Living the Dream- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

One week later, Becky and Clement were packing their apartment in silence. There was a knock at the door. Emperor Don poked his head inside. Becky smiled and said hello. Clement groaned. “I wanted to stop by before you move,” … Continue reading

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Special Ed Buys a Cell Phone- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

On his way to work two days later, Clement was still overwhelmed with gloom. Nothing about his world was good. He was so lost within himself, he didn’t even notice Special Ed walk up. Ed has a wide smile on … Continue reading

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A Brick Wall- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

“What’s your plan?” Becky sat across from Clement at the Bagel Fortress Bakery. She was waiting for an answer. “Technically, I don’t have to do anything,” concluded Clement. “What would the Mayor say to that?” Clement tilted his head. “What … Continue reading

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Repentance- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

Clement fidgeted nervously sitting at the table as he waited for Emperor Don. He shivered as a bead of sweat rolled down his spine. He was now seriously questioning the decision to follow Becky’s advice. A voice from behind him … Continue reading

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The Dilemma- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

The door to the apartment creaked open at one o’clock in the morning. Clement tried to slip in unnoticed, but was thwarted by a pair of boots. He tripped into the closet door, knocking it off it’s hinges. An avalanche … Continue reading

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Clement the Fool- The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor

As Clement cautiously approached the limousine, the goon grabbed him and shoved him inside. “You heard the man. Get in,” he grumbled. Clement landed on a soft leather seat. His eyes struggled to adjust to the darkness around him. “I … Continue reading

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