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Tales by Tom

This podcast showcases the audio stories of Tom Cagley Sr.

May 22, 2011

Welcome to the second instalment of my short story collection I have titled, "A Man of Letters." The stories in this collection are all in the form of letters or about letters. We have a two stories this week that I think you will enjoy!

Story Three: A Book Came in the Mail

When filling out a thin, diary type book that came from my grandchildren in Kansas, I didn’t know exactly where to start. And where would I stop? So, I answered the questions, using more space than allowed. And when the little book asked me for my favorite photograph, where should I go for that one? In a 70+ year lifetime, I should pick one? But in the end, I did ---damn tough, though. Sum up a lifetime in one book? I added a few pages and gave it a go.

Intro for 4th story: A Fable, an Allegory or a Parable

Whatever you might call this little story, I think you’ll find the message could be life-shaping.  The lesson I learned from it has been with me ever since that otherwise uneventful afternoon.  Do try this at home!

I encourage you to provide feedback on this story or any of the earlier shorts by email at or by voicemail at 1 206 339 5456.