My Work in Drabble Harvest #4

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John J. Dunphy

Note: A drabble is a work of flash fiction with a sci-theme that must be precisely 100 words in length

Peace, Love, Music and Time Travel

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John J. Dunphy

My wife and I finally managed to book a vacation rental on Old Earth from August 26 to August 31 in 1970 so we can attend the Isle of Wight Concert. …


Spirit of Martyred Abolitionist Lives On in Those Who Love Freedom

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John J. Dunphy

My column about Elijah Lovejoy for the 11/3/96 edition of The Telegraph of Alton, IL.

John J. Dunphy is the author of Abolitionism and the Civil War in Southwestern Illinois, Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials and several other works.


The Mineral Springs Hotel in 1938.

A Haunted Location for a Book Shop?

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John J. Dunphy

Author’s note: From 1992 to 2002, my book store was located in a former hotel that had been converted into a mall — and was supposedly haunted. I wrote this column for the 3/10/02 edition of The [Alton, IL] Telegraph.


Photos of Victims Speak of the Holocaust

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John J. Dunphy

I wrote this piece for 2/9/01 edition of The [Alton, IL] Telegraph. It deals with an exhibit at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Creve Coeur, MO.

John J. Dunphy is the author of Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials: The Investigative Work of the U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group, 1945–1947.


This image depicts Nat Turner’s rebellion

Why We Have the Second Amendment

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John J. Dunphy

I wrote this column for the 6/9/12 edition of The [Alton, IL] Telegraph. I know what you’re thinking. “What a lazy way to share a column!” Hey, it’s no longer on line, nor is it on my computer. I didn’t feel like re-keyboarding such a long piece. Just enlarge it a bit and enjoy the read!


My poems in the August 2021 issue of Failed Haiku

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John J. Dunphy


My Haibun in the August 2021 issue of Failed Haiku

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John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL. His poetry collections include Old Soldiers Fading Away, Zen Koanhead, Dark Nebulae, Stellar Possibilities, Touching Each Tree and pagan rites.


sound of fireworks

veteran reaches for

his support dog

John J. Dunphy

Failed Haiku 6:66

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I wrote this poem before ever seeing this incredible photo.

I found this uncredited photo on Facebook. I have been unable to identify the photographer.


GOP Has Betrayed Its Heritage

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John J. Dunphy

(This column originally appeared in the 6/19–20 edition of The Telegraph of Alton, IL)

My column for the July 25, 2020 edition of The Telegraph, “Eddington Civil War memoir pulls no punches,” dealt with William R. Eddington, an area resident who served in Company A of the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Since I wanted to concentrate on Eddington’s wartime experiences, I omitted a rather interesting section of his memoir that expressed his political views.

Eddington concluded his account by stating “In politics I am a Republican. …


My Work in the №2, 2021 issue of The Bamboo Hut

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL. His poetry collections include Old Soldiers Fading Away, Zen Koanhead, Dark Nebulae, Stellar Possibilities, Touching Each Tree and pagan rites.

John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL USA. Google him to learn more about this enigmatic person who is such a gifted writer and poet.

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