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Something Fishy: Part II

Last week my four-prompt private eyes, White and Wong,  were in the thick of things once more when the city housing inspector, Percy Kilbride, pestered the duo about their delinquent certificate of occupancy, then called back hours later with problems of his own. It seems Percy got schnockered and shared time with a dame he… Continue reading Something Fishy: Part II

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Something Fishy

This week I felt the need to sidestep all the political rhetoric that has been lambasting the airwaves and cyberspace lately and, instead, focus on curing my political ills (temporarily at least) with a healthy dose of creative writing. And who better to waltz me down a wordy detour than my four-prompt private eyes, White… Continue reading Something Fishy

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Quotes: Vol. 3

QUOTES: Vol. 3 It’s been another busy week for me, and a stressful week, particularly for those of us residing in the U.S. Although my thoughts on the political arena abound, sharing my craft and views on writing, not politics, has always been the intent of this blog. On the other hand, many citizens of… Continue reading Quotes: Vol. 3

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A Western Star

As a writer, one of the many things I have learned about the writing process is that my creative mind will occasionally take a detour. I may be focusing on a lengthy project when––POOF!––a totally different inspiration intervenes. The options at that point are to: 1) attempt to ignore the idea and forge ahead, or… Continue reading A Western Star

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So, You Want to Become a Writer

After participating in a book fest this weekend and rubbing elbows with published and non-published authors, and avid readers, I reflected upon the moment when I decided to become a writer. I was living in Estes Park, a mountain village nestled in a valley at 7500 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.… Continue reading So, You Want to Become a Writer

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The Silk Print Caper Part II

This week’s blog concludes The Silk Print Caper featuring my four-item-prompt detectives White and Wong. The prompts were: a set of Japanese silk prints; fourteen yards of wet canvas; an antique pocket watch; and a map of Chernobyl. I left the P.I. duo in their office with Wong narrating and perusing the latest copy of… Continue reading The Silk Print Caper Part II

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The Silk Print Caper

This week’s blog post features another two-part noir adventure with my four-item prompt detectives, White and Wong. This time the duo’s tale was inspired by: A set of Japanese silk prints Fourteen yards of wet canvas An antique pocket watch A map of Chernobyl Enjoy. And thanks for stopping by. The Silk Print Caper I… Continue reading The Silk Print Caper