Welcome to Tales

In this section read fictional or non-fictional short stories about Clark Lake or written by Clark Lake writers.  Enjoy!

I Was a Clark Lake Terrorist

by Laurice LaZebnik

“Business class guests leaving for Pittsburgh are now boarding at Keflavik Gate 26.”  

It all started as we stepped to the front of the long line waiting to board WOW Airline flight 902. I felt entitled. I had splurged on expensive seats because my husband, 88, gets feisty if his legs… Read more »

Just an Old Hinge

One warm day in early June found me wading in the shallows, repairing the damage created by the movement of spring ice when it decided to leave the lake. It is an interesting fact, known to those who live anywhere along a shore that the day the winter’s ice goes out demonstrated the power of… Read more »

Hot Dogs

By Laurice LaZebnik

My husband of 45 years would rather have a hot dog for dinner than a home cooked meal. He thinks of himself as a hot dog connoisseur and is convinced Coney Island hot dogs from Tommy Boadgieff’s former cart on Detroit Street are Jackson and Michigan’s finest. But it wasn’t always so.

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Clark Lake’s Crazy Lot Lines

Lot lines at Clark Lake leave property owners scratching their heads.  The line on one side may appear to head straight for the lake, the other seems to go off in a nonsensical direction.  And that description doesn’t begin to touch what happens at the back of the lots where lines sometimes criss-cross leading to… Read more »

Alligator Spotted Near Clark Lake

An alligator appeared three summers ago and took up residency in Christman’s pond off Jefferson across from Eagle Point Road.  The alligator, now 3 feet long, has been seen sunning itself, even on cold days, on a dock protruding out into the one-third acre pond.

Greg and Prudy Christman insist they have never fed the… Read more »

Mothers Day

Clark Lake’s Laurice LaZebnik is the author of three books.  The most recent is Minnie’s Potatoes, which is an historical novel that focuses on the life of her great-grandmother.  Many who have read or have become aware of Laurie’s new book have developed a keener interest in preserving family history.  Below is the story of Laurie’s… Read more »

Big Development Coming to Clark Lake

Given the current state of China’s economy, news like this should not be shocking.  One result of weakening status is that their currency has fallen against the dollar. Their once mighty reserves are fast being depleted. And you have billionaires who would like to get their money out of China to avoid pitfalls like confiscatory… Read more »

Laurice LaZebnik on Writing Minnie’s Potatoes: Entry 2

Entry 2

Below is the second preview of what Clark Lake novelist Laurice LaZebnik uncovered while writing “Minnie’s Potatoes.” The historical romance novel will be available at Doyle’s on Hyde Road, Clark Lake in March, or can be downloaded to your Kindle from Amazon.com.

Filling in the Blanks: Minnie’s Potatoes

I never met my great… Read more »

Laurice LaZebnik on Researching and Writing Minnie’s Potatoes

As you know, Clark Lake’s Laurice LaZebnik is a published author.  She and her husband, Bob, live in the remarkable log home that graces Kentucky Point.  Her soon to be released novel, Minnie’s Potatoes, is an historical narrative based on the life of her great grandmother.  Laurie chronicles the lives of immigrants during Michigan’s lumbering… Read more »