My granddaughter stayed with my wife and me this past week and brought a short-story writing assignment she needed to complete for her sixth-grade English class. As “the writer” in our family, I believed I had two options: 1) Butt in and expound all that I’d learned about the craft, or 2) Butt out and… Continue reading Who’s Write?
My apologies for being a tad late with my blog post–okay a day late. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to write well while buzzing down the interstate. Next week will be more timely. Thanks for stopping by. Gone Flat Last week’s blog post dealt with the realities, discoveries, and memories associated with human loss. With the… Continue reading Gone Flat
The passing of a friend prompted this weeks’ post, a story about my first real encounter with human loss. Thanks for stopping by. MY FIRST A broken hip forced my grandmother into the hospital. Bone fractures at her age were no picnic, but not beyond her body’s capability to heal. Recovering from the fall, however,… Continue reading MY FIRST
Here I go leaning toward the political side again. No, nothing directed at the elected president, although, Lord knows, there’s abundant fodder to chew on in that regard. Instead, my comments pertain to a social media post that pinpoints Congress, and a supposed bill the House approved this year that would allow wild horses to… Continue reading Social Stampede
As the title implies, some important events occurred within a fifty-year span. In this case the following piece relates to the time block between my high school graduation and the Class of 1967’s 50 Year Reunion. My thanks to all my former classmates who participated, you made both events very special. As always, thanks for… Continue reading 50 YEARS LATER
A taste of politics blended with literary opinion, this piece was originally composed several years ago, yet it still applies today. As always, thanks for stopping by. WHOA, DAMMIT! Unlike the title might indicate this isn’t a comical bit about ill-mannered horse flesh. Rather, this piece deals with human stupidity, in particular the censorship of… Continue reading WHOA, DAMMIT!
Children have been taken from their families for many years. Sex trafficking young girls continues to be a problem across the globe. Some of these unfortunate females are drawn in via promise of fantastic opportunities or employment. Some of them manage to escape. Unlike the characters in my story, too many others never do. Their… Continue reading The House of Flame