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       Five Years Lying

   Montana Stories

       Outcasts
       The Keeper
       Shorts
       War of the Whirl
       Smallpox

   Poetry with Punch

       Poems




Free For All


If choice is the spice of life, freedom is life's meat and potatoes. So spice up your life and chose from the selection of writings offered by Carole Mackin on this website.  DO NOT get out your credit card because everything here is free.

A common thread runs through these selections. The words will let you  interpret the meaning in many ways. Each interpretation will be appropriate. I hope that you will be delighted enough to tell friends, family and co-workers about this website: http://www.tofreeforall.info.  It will be Free For All if you pass it on.

Carole Mackin, author of "Five Years Lying"Carole Mackin grew up in St. Charles, Missouri at the mouth of the Missouri River.  She has come up in the world and now lives with her husband, Mark, in the Missouri headwaters near Helena, Montana.  Carole is a Geochemist who spent a long career writing  scientific documents. She has also written several true Montana tales, a poem or two, and four novels.

After retiring in 2005, she planned to garden, ski, and hike. But three characters: Peggy Pryor, Brad Duello and Sisy Duello insisted their story must go down onto paper.  They wanted to help people face uncertain times.  Each day since 2005, the chaos that they faced has escalated.  Their story tells us how to endure and perhaps even thrive.

An International Contemporary Novel  

Five Years Lying - a novel in three parts

           Part I. Pryor Knowledge

           Part II. Ropemaster

           Part III. Checkmate

Montana Stories

          The Outcasts

           The Keeper

           Shorts

           War of the Whirl

           Small Pox Survivor

Poetry with Punch


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