November 22: Gunshots in Dallas


November 22. Does the date ring a bell? Where were you? Author Mike Staton writes a post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors that explores one of the biggest tragedies to hit the US.

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1-Mike Staton This guy’s name is Mike Staton. He’s the author of this post.

When I first saw Cherley had assigned me November 22, I scratched my head. There was something about November 22 that left me shivering, something I should remember but didn’t. I scowled, trying to remember. November 22? What happened on that date? It was just two days after my birthday… then I remembered. Death. The President of the United States. John F. Kennedy.

I was barely twelve when the 35th President of the United States was assassinated. I don’t remember anything about my birthday party. I do recall those traumatic days after Lee Harvey Oswald set up shop in the Dallas Book Depository building and took a bead on President Kennedy’s head.

Kennedy1 Indeed, the Kennedy assassination on this date in 1963 can be seen as a watershed date.

There’s been a horde of books, movies and TV…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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