I sugarcoat politician’s desires so that the hoi polloi will be tricked into thinking that’s the politician’s gain is in their interest. No one would vote for any politician if they knew the unvarnished truth.
An experimental style: two decades, two days, too hectic
It’s graduation time, which means different things to different people. I ain’t good enough for anything but second-string backcourt. No college scouts looked at me. I did get a school letter for my beat-up jacket. My bedroom door’s back up and shut. Praise be the Lord. I had to get that done. Now I can…
I’m getting a message on my Uncommon Ground blog that I can buy the future security of the site. Just the impetus I need to move those stories and poems to my wiki. I’ve started with Crazy Frazy and Staircase of Science
It’s funny how things get remembered and forgotten. When I hear Johnny Cash singing “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, it takes me back to one wet, chilly Sunday morning in Tupelo, Mississippi.
The floating red bar reminded him of long ago, of the altar railing, which regular people weren’t allowed beyond. Charlie set his hands on the red bar, but pulled them back quickly. His palms were blistered.
A question that pops up semi-regularly: How is a short story different from reality? First, in a short story all the facts, attitudes, and actions are focused on a single idea. If the idea is that the search for excitement can lead you to dangerous places, then mentioning nice flowers don’t forward the story, so…
Natalie picked the mail up from below the rectory door slot on Saturday morning in late April. There was a large manila envelope from County High addressed to her.
“It’s crazy to be freezing, out in the wilderness, when we could be at home with hot chocolate.” My little brother, just thirteen years old, continued with complaints. The complaints started as soon as Father insisted that I take Joey on his first winter campout.
“In the Cool of the Day” had several points in common with the “Wasted Promise” story I’ve got percolating, merged with “Age Discrepancy” that I had to watch as much as I had time for.