Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part 1)…

Once again, as a courtesy to friends and family not particularly fond of my blue language from time to time, I must once again beg your forgiveness and rate this with R. For the rest of you, though (let's hum a few bars and give that first bunch a chance to log out: Hmmm, hmm … Continue reading Story Excerpt: One bad day can always get worse (Part 1)…

Forty days and 40 nights…

That always seemed like one helluva long time to me, especially when you read about somebody like Noah, riding around with not just one but two rattlesnakes, cobras, skunks, scorpions, mosquitos, black widow spiders and those jackass hyenas, laughing at you every time you've got to clean a litter box. Which is almost constant, what … Continue reading Forty days and 40 nights…

Possum Killin’ (Part 2)

You met my dog, Hico, in my last installment. We were talking about how you could pick up on all sorts of things from a dog's bark, if you learned how to listen. And as promised, allow me to introduce said possum. (Don't get too attached to him.) And here's where we left off: There’s … Continue reading Possum Killin’ (Part 2)

Possum Killin’ (Part 1)

Like most everything I write, even most outlandish of fictions, there's a good chance there's some hint of truth hidden somewhere. Some would say that probably makes me a rather liar, and I wouldn't tell them they're wrong. Every once in a while, though, you really gotta facts because you couldn't make up shit that … Continue reading Possum Killin’ (Part 1)

Taking a chance or two…

I doubt it'll do much. Why waste your time? It's better left to the coming darkness. That's what voices resonating in my head tell me. You ever heard them? I do all the time...Sure, those prizes sure look good--$1,000 here, $3,000 there, and always, there's the ever-elusive and perfunctory word so cherished by the wannabe … Continue reading Taking a chance or two…

The rambling road through grad school classes…

You gotta love you some online classes, every once in a while. I banged this out over the weekend for one of mine, destined for a professor who specifically asked that we creative types showcase some our talents. Well, he asked for it: [In response to suffering through Between the Acts by English author and … Continue reading The rambling road through grad school classes…

The rambling road through grad school classes…

You gotta love you some online classes, every once in a while. I banged this out over the weekend for one of mine, destined for a professor who specifically asked that we creative types showcase some our talents. Well, he asked for it:[In response to suffering through Between the Acts by English author and early … Continue reading The rambling road through grad school classes…

Excerpt from ‘Trouble in Paradise’ (Or Senior Living at Its Finest) Part II

Everything had been daisies until about a month ago, when the kids turned up with all their ingrate little brats to celebrate his ninety-fourth. Mind you, Paul hadn’tseen any of his five children since they laid poor Annie to rest nine months earlier, yet here they all were without so much as a phone call. … Continue reading Excerpt from ‘Trouble in Paradise’ (Or Senior Living at Its Finest) Part II

Excerpt from a piece called ‘Trouble in Paradise’ (Or, Senior Living at Its Finest) Part 1…

Paul knew Janice was pissed as soon as he rounded the corner. She crossed her arms over her fleshy breasts as her ample hips shifted her entire weight from one leg to the other, just so she’d have a better angle to glare at him from behind the reinforced glass, Paul figured. Her widow’s peak, … Continue reading Excerpt from a piece called ‘Trouble in Paradise’ (Or, Senior Living at Its Finest) Part 1…

Overcoming the I don’t wannas…

“Writing is hard for every last one of us — straight white men included. Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine for coal? They do not. They simply dig.”Cheryl Strayed, author of the 2012 bestseller Wild, later made into a 2014 film … Continue reading Overcoming the I don’t wannas…