Tag Archives: fiction

Morning Post, February 22, 2020

I’d love to go hunting again.  It’s been years, now.  Decades since I took to the woods with my gun and for so long I have never given it a thought.  Life was crowded and not in a bad way.  … Continue reading

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Writing Lesson #1

If you are going to write anything worthwhile, anything that anyone will be affected by or remember, know this: don’t even aim at catching the bluebird.  Just write as much as you need to to remind the reader that the … Continue reading

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Morning Poem #2, January 30, 2020

Why does the snow capture me so? These first flakes, few and far between Dropping from heaven Must be a sign . Do I dream of lighted hearths And the return of those Whose chairs have been empty Now these … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, January 30, 2020

Now comes the snow At last, a covering Or so we will hope On this grey day . All that is broken and dead All that the turning of the earth Has cast aside Will disappear . And all will … Continue reading

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The Old Mansion in Town

If the house could be said to have had a golden age, this was it.  The Phillips girls were all handsome and well dressed and they navigated the Walhonde High School social scene with aristocratic grace and confidence. In the … Continue reading

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Justice

Since we were to live in Houston only about a year, long enough for dad to make his contribution to the engineering of a new polyethylene plant in Taft, Louisiana, we moved into an apartment instead of buying a house.  … Continue reading

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Music To His Ears

It had already been a long day. A personal-injury case I thought I had settled blew up again. My star witness, acting without my knowledge, gave a statement to the defense.  Killed the case. I don’t know why and everybody … Continue reading

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Evening Poem, November 14, 2018

On another grey afternoon We hide from the cold wind Here among the scents of woodfire and stew We think this day is like any other Until we see them through the window These strange birds In a strange formation, … Continue reading

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Bear With Me, Please

Readers;  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I have been posting segments from a novel in progress.  I am going to do that again, here and now, but I want to say a few … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

  I’ve been away from this blog for a long time.  Longer than I realized.  I even had to get a new password to get back on – I’d forgotten the old one.  But I am back now and here … Continue reading

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