Waters of Life Flow Within, explained

We posted this mashup on July 2nd to minimal response. Perhaps a rewrite might help.  What’s a mashup you may ask? For one thing, it’s a bit of this and that; often with excerpts from Waiting for Westmoreland. That memoir covers my life from youth through Vietnam and beyond into relationships and marriage; plus the […]

Living Lint

Something she said or did inspired this. Dry humor, in old styling. With good reason, she calls me the spider whisperer. I always try collecting a spider gently in a tissue before letting them loose outside. It can be a challenge, with the fast ones or those simply trying to escape. They must suppose I […]

The Fountain–Discounted in June 2023 on Kindle

The Fountain: and six more fantasy and sci-fi stories The Fountain came out in June 2017–it’s about time we did some temporary price cuts; for seven days. Here’s the deals: The countdowns are all at PDT time Just $.99–from June 2nd, at 8am to 4pm on the 5th. From 4pm on the 5th to 12am […]

When You’re Strange

When You’re Strange, A repost Don’t you love the Doors? But this isn’t about music, except for one more passing reference. Ray Stevens would be aghast. The song lyrics might as well be, “Everyone is strange in their own way.” For decades now, my wife has said I’m strange. I welcome the epithet as an amusing […]

Weather Station

Tired of forecasts, Harley bought a desktop weather station. Like every morning, Harley checked the meteorological conditions on his phone app. Thirty degrees—with a chance of snow. His weather station on the counter disagreed on the temp. It said 40 degrees. His hilltop home was 15 miles from the airport that supplied the info on […]

Jumped by a Deadly Cholla

I’m back! Yes, I’ve been gone a long time. The prostate cancer treatment hasn’t been that troublesome, but it slowed the writing process. No surgery, no chemicals—just external radiation five days in October and five in December. Plus quarterly hormone injections. We won’t go into the details or side effects, but my energy and clarity […]

Entering a Trance

This snippet stems from long ago. A recollection as a process for trance self-induction. College, so many years ago. Now, it looks useable as a starting paragraph of a story–short or part of a longer piece.  Steps receding down, far into the distance. In the dimming light he saw no end to the path. He […]

Blue Weeds

Some like prompts. Others don’t. You could use this title as one. This came into mind looking at the pale blue wall in front of me. Then the weeds. I will admit I had need of some inspiration on something–anything, to write. This is a short snippet that I might find a use for in […]

Derek Is Back In Time

He is still far away in print but I must revisit his future stories–they offer a respite in trying compositions of other storylines. This is a revision of I Think, Therefore I when, seen here before. This post will be included under that title in the upcoming collection that we hope intend to have out […]

Another Mashup, Jill Meets Sam–Sort of

Where have I been? Another story, another time. Back now–on a more regular basis. Let’s get colorful. We will do more mashups as often as we can. This time it’s Waiting for Westmoreland (WFW) and The Vacation of My Life. The tenth anniversary edition of WFW, a memoir of a 20th century Candide, came out […]