Category Archives: Fiction

the faces behind the door (an excerpt from a book I am writing)


in the faces beyond the door, he could hear his own breathing…the rise and fall of aspiration, a thickening. silence stood at the door. he listened. stopped. counted seconds. handle, twist, knob, pull. ¬†finding his own face beyond the door….surrounded … Continue reading

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a lovely new fiction post


I have posted another fiction piece.¬†The link is not working. Go to “fiction” and look for my gravatar and Mr and Mrs Boring and The Day After. It is best to read each segment, starting from the begining if you … Continue reading

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Eau du fabric softener


i brush my teeth. more than once, twice, sometimes…gasp…as much as three times a day…or more- does that make me a dentist’s best friend? does it mean i get a sticker and a lollypop? does it mean i don’t have … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Boring and The Tangled Tango


He had a flair for vacuum cleaners…. This blog post is at my new companion blog for fiction at THE ADVENTURES OF MR AND MRS BORING mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/mr-and-mrs-boring-and-the-tangled-tango I just noticed wordpress seems to be screwed up right now. The link … Continue reading

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Mr and Mrs Boring and the Pastel Purse


And now, the third segment in the Adventures of Mr and Mrs Boring. Go to mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com for the first and second posts. Soon, I will only post “the adventures” on that blog. He had never had a full-time love before … Continue reading

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the society for the prevention of hostility toward unabridged dictionaries


where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time a passin where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone long time ago where have all the unabridged dictionaries gone gone to dumpsters every one when will they ever learn? when will … Continue reading

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Meeting my favorite artist


I didn’t have it on my “bucket list.” I had no idea he would be there. But when I walked into the art gallery this evening, my favorite living artist stood near my favorite painting in the whole wide world. … Continue reading

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Step Away From the Laptop: How To Wipe Out Writer’s Block


And now for something so different, so amazingly useful…that you will never ever get writer’s block ever ever again! Ten Ways to Defeat The Evil “Writer’s Block:” 10. Step away from the laptop. Next, put on some “outdoor clothes,” get … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Watch Current Hollywood Movies


10. Too many movies based on an overuse of green screens. 9. No creativity, it has all been done before. Besides, I’m not into comic books, I’ve grown up. 8. Some stuff is so weird, you wonder what drugs they … 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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