Author Archives: davidbdale

About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Beagle Riddle

A shopkeeper says she has two new beagle puppies to offer you, but she doesn’t know whether they’re male, female, or a pair because they’re still at the kennel where they were whelped. You tell her that you want a male, … Continue reading

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Casting Call

Your Favorite Professor (that’s me, in case you’re wondering) is self-producing his 10-minute play “Marks and Lennon” as part of an afternoon of short plays for the Philadelphia Free Fringe festival on SAT SEP 21 and SUN SEP 22. I … Continue reading

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A Word of Advice

I rarely restrict myself to just one word of advice, but in this case I think I can help out with just two. Click the “READ THIS” link. Before you post your own LTE Draft—Username, you might benefit from seeing … Continue reading

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Check your Email for Invite

Hello, Comp 1 Students Fall 2019 Most of you have texted me your Name and Section time (8am or 930am). If you haven’t done so, please text me now at (856) 979-6653 Most of you have emailed me your WordPress … Continue reading

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Testing the LTE Homework Category

I created this category for our first-day writing assignment. Look for the “LTE Homework” sub-category under the primary Assignments category.

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Entertaining Etymologies

I make no claim for the validity of these word origins, but they’re charming and sound reasonable. Did You Know: A SHOT OF WHISKEY’ In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a … Continue reading

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Topeka—Jerry Goodman and Jan Hammer


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