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by Linda Rigsbee 
(aka: L. L. Rigsbee, Linda L. Rigsbee &
 Linda Louise Rigsbee)
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NOTICE!

Effective January 1, 2020, Dear Tales will go back to its origin as a zine of short stories, poems and articles. These will remain FREE on this site. Only The first chapter of novels and novellas will be available as free reads online. 
 SHORT STORIES &
FLASH FICTION
FREE Online Reads

Women's Romantic Fiction
  Flash Fiction
      Beating The Competition
      Online Romance
      Rachel's Independence
      The Gift Of Hope


  Short Stories
      A Father's Day Romance
      A Special Thanksgiving
      Christmas Blues
      Even Steven
​      Galactic Flirt
      Love And Deception
      Macho Man
      Never Say Never
      Such Is Life
      Sweet Sixteen
      The First Time For Love
      The Homely Stud
      The Practical Joke
      The Rejuvenation of Nancy Degan
      The Storm 
      Where the Snow Geese Live

Western & Frontier
  Flash Fiction
    Montega's Revenge    

  Short Stories
    All In A Name
    Apache Pass
    Duel At The Corral
    The Fallen Woman
​    Gato Blanca
    The Heavy Gun
​    The Lonely Rancher
​    The Nester
    The New Stock
    Perilous Trail
    Prairie Fire!
    Revenge at Sweetwater
​    The Shaking Ground
    The Shaman
    The Useless Horse

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  The Creature Kid
​  A Hunger For Contact

General Fiction
  Lesson Of The Wilderness
​  The Missing Brooch
​  The Mission Of Sin Peligro
​  Shadows In The Lighthouse
  Stranded!

YOUTH
​ 
Flash Fiction
 Protecting Taye

Short Stories
​  A Christmas Scare
  A Scream In The Night
  Butterfly Or Moth? (non-fiction)
  Cross That Bridge When You Get To It
  My Friend the Geek
  Mystery of the Brass Hook
  No One Knows
  Promise Not To Tell
  The Goat Ate My Homework
  The Haunted House  
  The Sourpuss
  To Grandpa; From Christopher
  Under The Palo Verde Tree
  Where the Sage Grows Tall
  Zane's Discovery

Children

​   How The Easter Bunny Got His Tale
   Our Alphabetical Farm
   Roly Poly & The Ant
   The Frog In The Bog
   The S Word
   The Turtle Reunion

Poems & Quotes
​    A New Beginning
    Autumn Stirrings
    The Birth Of Spring
    Christmas All Year
    Christmas Spirit
    Dear Old Dad
    Eyes Of A Child
    Fifty Is Nifty
    The Grandparent Zone
    Heartfelt Thanks
    Life Stages
    Me, Myself And I
    Mother's Day
    No Romance
    Our Children
    Poem Roots
    Secret Spring
    Silent Kindness
    Silent Thanks
    Summer Storm
    The Flu
    The Whole Picture
    True Love
    Unbidden Thoughts
    When God Doesn't Answer
    Windows Of Reflection