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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

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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