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The Wall

Despite the title, today’s blog post has nothing to do with politics. Instead, it deals with my take on one of the dilemmas a writer might endure.  Thanks for stopping by. The Wall The wall. What’s a writer to do when they encounter the wall? No, not the defunct Berlin Wall, or Trump’s proposed southern… Continue reading The Wall

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The Toe Ring Caper: Part II

This week’s blog features the conclusion to the Toe Ring Caper. As you recall, last week I left my four-prompt private eyes preparing for a trip toward unknown trouble, the journey inspired by  a pair of Egyptian toe rings and a pile of steaming compost, both items clues sent by Barnabus White’s sister. Today’s blog… Continue reading The Toe Ring Caper: Part II

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The Toe Ring Caper

This week’s blog post returns to spinning another yarn that features my four-prompt private eyes, White and Wong. This week’s prompts are: Twelve roasted yams A slotted spoon and spatula A load of steaming compost Two Egyptian toe rings Always fun spending time with a seat-of-the-pants challenge and seeing where my PI duo might lead… Continue reading The Toe Ring Caper

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Fashions and Carcinogens

This week’s blog post resurrects another flash from the past that still applies today. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by   Fashions and Carcinogens My near assault with a metal utensil on my co-worker’s Teflon-coated cookware created panic. How dare I consider attempting to retrieve one of her tasty lemon bars with anything other than… Continue reading Fashions and Carcinogens

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Eggs, Milk, and Bread

As I’ve no doubt mentioned before, writers’ prompts often originate from many sources. This week, my blog features work that was inspired by a website challenge: Compose a short story that includes Eggs, Milk, and Bread. After briefly pondering the items and how I might build a tale around them, the characters and their situations… Continue reading Eggs, Milk, and Bread

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Humane Traditions

The Chevy pickup pulled out from the curb several hundred feet ahead of us. Two heads appeared through the truck’s rear window. The man driving wore a baseball cap and sunglasses, while the passenger snuggled next to him had rust-colored hair that flipped out at the neckline. I studied the figures for a few seconds… Continue reading Humane Traditions

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HOSPITALS AND ENEMAS

Recently my wife and I had the opportunity to revisit our youth via conversations with friends and relatives. From those chats, my wife suggested this week’s blog contain a bit of nostalgia. Here’s the result of that effort. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. In the spring of 1971, I was twenty-two years old and pursuing… Continue reading HOSPITALS AND ENEMAS