Category Archives: Characters

God is color blind


So…apparently only one person liked my off-the-wall humor. Sad. We live in a sad little world today. Get on the news and all you see is racism plastered across the screens. Black and white. How absurd! I’ve said it before … Continue reading

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bookends part 3


In the meantime of the day, when the clock just doesn’t quite strike a primary number, Albert assumed a cup of Java into his routine. It sat before him, it sat beside him. It even sat between his legs. But … Continue reading

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bookends


When sudden blossoms wilt and fade, and springtime withers under desperate suns, the common man may notice a shift in temperature within…or…may picture the autumn a promising season, in light of that terrible sun. It is in these times that … Continue reading

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In the e-space where laundry never dries


can’t sleep…must be two in the morning…the air kicked off too early…not that it’s hot in here, but my mind feels so much like a gerbil in a wheel, I need wind-down time. The wheel keeps turning with possibilities. It … Continue reading

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I was walkin’ down the street in June


I was walkin’ down the street in June I was walkin’ with my fork and spoon Went into Dairy Queen to buy a float Then ran out to tie my Billy Goat Got a shovel for my friends in line … Continue reading

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On the edge of the parking lot


She propped a leg on the curb and took some serious puffs on a dwindling cigarette, communicating stress. An older man, dressed in suspenders, a heavy blue-plaid flannel shirt, and pants belonging to a long-forgotten era, brought his pipe and … Continue reading

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I am a Patrick


Of all the people this world has seen in the thousands of years, of all the mortal men and women who have walked on this globe, few have a life that resonate more with my heart than Saint Patrick. I … Continue reading

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southern hospitality is not dead


Buried deep among the two and three numbered highways of Virginia, in a town spread out along a highway, a box-like brick-sided building stands off the main with little fanfare. An old double-door metal ice chest, enough parking for a … Continue reading

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My dog can read…why can’t yours?


I love government, sometimes they show us just how intelligent our pets are. I was minding my own business one day, bound for one of the most challenging hiking experiences in northeastern West Virginia, when I came upon this sign … Continue reading

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what happened to the past today?


too many cold shoulders, cold figures in stone- love gone out like a lamp littering the roadside. Is this all I can expect- a statue from the past with no revolutionary future? They once were more like clay moulded by … Continue reading

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