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Karen Williams is the author of several romance novels and novellas and has published articles on dogs and the human-animal bond, one of which was awarded the Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writer's Association of America. You can learn more about her work at


Monkey Business

Issue No. 236 ~ January, 2017

It wasn’t yet six in the morning when the doorbell rang, but I was already awake and dressed and had the coffee brewing. Susan, my best friend from childhood– known as Susie back then– had talked me into having a joint tag sale today. I …