Fiction

Bullfrog and Bullfeathers

24 Jun , 2021  

Having grown up with unruly twin brothers whose tall tales were as hilarious as their lies were pellucid, she was more than a match for this lot, but they mustn’t see her crack a smile, let alone laugh.

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Fiction

Dessert for Breakfast

24 Jun , 2021  

“Normally timorous Tilly” may steal your heart, then shatter it. But don’t let that stop you from reading this short, short story and cheering her on.

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Fiction

Red Paint

24 Jun , 2021  

When all you can see is red, it’s easy enough to focus – but hard to clear your mind of all thought and meditate.

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Fiction

Stolen Valor

24 Jun , 2021  

For every tall tale on the Internet, there’s a back story. It doesn’t always have a happy ending.

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Fiction, On Writing

A Periodic Sentence #AtoZChallenge

4 May , 2019  

Perilous storms on the horizon portend tragedy. And help to illustrate a couple of literary terms as they tug at your heartstrings. Plenty of pathos.

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An empty grave

Fiction, Hell's Little Paving Stones

Civility

22 Jan , 2019  

“You could, at least, be civil about it.” “Why the fuck should I be?” Alex stopped in her tracks and glared at Gabe. “You talk a good fight about equality, but denying to others the ‘rights’ you claim for yourself is just everyday bigotry.” “That’s no reason to drop the f-bomb every five minutes. And […]

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The Wicked, Sickled Semicolon

Fiction

Grammar Nazi

21 Jan , 2019  

In a preemptive edit, I sought the annihilation of exuberance, indefinitely. There would be no negotiations; scholarly standards were strictly structured – some might say “cursed” – to ensure the disarmament of excessive excitement. Ruthlessly, I lined up the errant sentences, identified their bouncy little exclamation marks, their now impotent interrobangs, lined them up against […]

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een and yellow haired goofball by Bruce Guenter

Fiction

Blogging is Like Baton Twirling

3 Sep , 2018  

What was that hackneyed advice someone always trotted out, eager to prove they knew nothing at all about the process of writing? Ahh, yes: “Write what you know.”

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