Tag Archives: sports

Grand Slam

   You can see it in the batter’s eyes As he makes contact, this time just right He feels it, the perfect click in his hands What he always aims at, but rarely achieves There is no resistance, everything flows … Continue reading

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Will Stump (Voices)

I remember Will Stump.  He never played varsity ball, but you would always see him around town, playing on the outdoor courts.  We had courts everywhere back then and there were games all the time.  People in town knew who … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

    Amazon is letting my last novel go for free from now until Monday.  You ought to click here and download the thing for free.  It’s a story about a high-school basketball coach, but it isn’t really a sports … Continue reading

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Overtime: New Review

Ellis skillfully fleshes out the complexity of relationships through sports metaphor. The reader need not be fluent in roundball speak to appreciate a story set against a backdrop of free throws and sneakers. His sense of place is soundly developed. … Continue reading

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Overtime Interview

    The West Virginia Library Channel (channel 17, if you’re on Suddenlink) will be airing an interview with me about Overtime at 11:30 am, 5:30 pm and 11:30 pm today.  It will air at those same times for the … Continue reading

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Learning to Glide

    I’ve ridden bicycles all of my life.  But a set of fortunate circumstances – including available time, beautiful weather, a first-rate bicycle and a good riding partner – have resulted in my spending more time and miles on two … Continue reading

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morning poem, October 7, 2016

    The clock ticks And the earth turns And the sun rises in the east Delivery trucks grind out of their lots And women scurry through airports Made up and perfect Too tired to know they need rest.   … Continue reading

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Evening Poem #3, October 2, 2016

    The shop on the plaza in Taos Opened early in the morning Even in August the air From the mountains around Was chill and filled with scents Of evergreen and desert flowers One seemed lighter walking there The … Continue reading

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The Old School

. The old road was just the same How it bended as he went up the hill The church was still there, the sign Bearing the title of this Sunday’s sermon The graveyard still dotted with the flowers From Memorial … Continue reading

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Overtime: Chapter Three

And here, faithful readers, is the third installment (chapter) from this exciting and profound novel of mine that you are getting for free! Happy reading!                                                        3. I remember my wreck, at least some of it. I was fifty-one … Continue reading

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