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Michael L Thal

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· The Abduction of Joshua Bloom

· Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback

· Good-Bye Tchaikovsky

· The Legend of Koolura

· The Light: An Alien Abduction

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· In Search of Memorial Day

· Gift From the Heart

· Maybe

· Birtle the Turtle

· The Lip Reader

· An Interview with Michael Thal

· The Gift of Words

· Fly With Mama

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· Book Review: The Exclusion Zone

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· #2 in the Koolura Series will soon be Published

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· Historic Los Angeles App

· Examiner Column

· Between Two Worlds Soon To Be Published

· Encourage Kids to Read Published

· Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

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Mother's Day Winner

5/9/2004 8:29:00 AM

by Michael L Thal

"Angel Without a Halo," a story about my mother, Vivian Thal, won Honorable Mention in a Mother's Day Contest
Here's an excerpt:

My mother died in June, soon after her eighty-sixth birthday. After the funeral, when the guests had left, my family sat in the living room of Mom’s two-bedroom apartment, deep in thought. We reflected upon our positive experiences with mom. We concocted a martyr. In reality, mom had her faults. She was human.
The doorbell rang, disrupting the solitude we’d embraced. George, the elderly doorman, took the elevator to the fourteenth floor to convey his condolences. He had tears in his eyes and his voice trembled. After he left my sister-in-law, Stephanie asked, “Was he so close with your mother?

“He was touched by her caring nature,” I said.

“When others treated him as a hired hand, Mom regarded him as a friend.”
Long Story Short

More News by Michael L Thal

· Goodbye Tchaikovsky now on Amazon - 11/7/2013 9:21:00 PM
· #2 in the Koolura Series will soon be Published - 10/13/2013 2:33:00 PM
· ChildControlled - 10/15/2011 4:33:00 PM
· Historic Los Angeles App - 1/14/2011 9:25:00 AM
· Examiner Column - 1/8/2010 8:47:00 PM
· Between Two Worlds Soon To Be Published - 5/8/2009 7:28:00 AM
· Encourage Kids to Read Published - 1/28/2009 7:09:00 PM
· Gift From the Heart Published - 11/27/2008 5:34:00 AM
· Tell-Tale Wag - 10/18/2008 4:03:00 PM
· The Man Who Hated Christmas Wins an Award - 12/24/2007 1:23:00 PM
· The Curse of the Brazilian Published - 11/7/2007 8:09:00 AM
· Gift From the Heart Wins Writing Competition - 11/10/2006 3:38:00 PM
· OASIS Journal Publishes "The Outing of Senor Pelon" - 10/23/2006 2:07:00 PM
· Birtle the Turtle Wins Honorable Mention - 12/27/2005 3:29:00 PM
· Bylines 2006 Writer's Desk Calendar - 11/10/2005 4:31:00 PM
· Writer Works 2004 Short Story Contest - 12/13/2004 11:13:00 AM
· First Place Winner - 9/14/2004 10:31:00 PM
· Divorce Can Work for Kids - 7/12/2004 1:09:00 PM
· National Organization on Disability (NOD) Gives a Nod to My Writing - 6/8/2004 5:13:00 PM
· Kids in Motion Published - 4/23/2004 1:19:00 PM
· Michael Wins Writer's Digest Award - 10/24/2003 3:11:00 PM

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