A handsome young man appeared in her doorway. “My lady, I was told I could find you here.” His voice shook a little and he seemed shy.
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Oh. Wonderful. Quality of life is a good thing. Once mayors and pols and hopeful heroes and all saints ran on the joys and integrity of quality of life issues. Oh. Wonderful. Clean streets. Trash pick up. Community policing. Bye bye abandoned cars …. abandoned buildings … on and on and etc and etc. Oh.(…)
This was a labor of love. It brought me much closer to my Great Grandfather, Charley Dobyns. This book is loosely based on his life. My mother told me stories over the years about her Grandfather. He was a man of pioneering stock. He was a horseman and enjoyed the country life. I met him only once. I must have been about five years old. I can see him and my Great Grandmother telling us
Shevata felt underwhelmed by one of the most unassuming men she had ever seen. The tall, balding man strolled in with quiet confidence, wearing a button down shirt and trousers, with no weapons. Other than taking directions from the demon that led him inside, he seemed completely unafraid. He motioned to the chair in front of her desk. “May I?” She nodded and he sat, crossing his legs.
What are the Golden Years? Have you ever wondered where the term Golden Years originated from? The blockqoute above tells us. However, when I think of Golden Years, I imagine being bathed in light as I lollygag on a private beach. After years of serving our fellow men and women, the fortunate amongst us might get a golden watch or parachute – a way to retire in style
“And so it is, that both the Devil and the angelic Spirit present us with objects of desire to awaken our power of choice.” Rumi Weekly Writing Challenge: The Object Of Desire… was not the pastoral farm Once upon a time, a humble farmer and his ambitious wife were on their way to a Farmers(…)
King Robert Baratheon stands before the lead Gastar characters Shevata and Zermon awaiting judgment for the afterlife. Will Hell be his future? “Zermon, I disagree with this. King Robert Baratheon wasn’t perfect but he doesn’t belong down here in Hell, especially before you in final judgment. Let me speak to him first.” The large demon(…)
The Bastard of Bolton has Theon Greyjoy in a bad way in “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “Game Of Thrones.” Let’s see if the lead characters in the Gastar novellas can help Theon out a bit. “Are you kidding me?” Zermon lumbered behind Shevata as she turned the lock of the gate behind(…)
The infamous “Kingslayer” Jaime Lannister continues to deal with his reputation with the lead character in the Gastar novellas: “Get these out of here.” Shevata handed a tall, slender wingless demon a heavy ledger dripping blood. “No more contracts! You idiots actually write them in blood, which is impractical for ink, it smears, drips, and(…)
The love-to-hate little evil King Joffrey of “A Song of Ice and Fire” books and “Game of Thrones” series meets the Gastar series lead character in the afterlife. Let’s have some fun with His Grace: Shevata sat in Zermon’s huge chair before the huge fire pit surrounded by a smooth black terrace. Though she found(…)
A little later than usual, here is my effort for Friday Fictioneers this week. A big thank you to the lovely Renee Heath for the photograph this week and to Rochelle for all the time and effort she devotes to FF - we are all truly grateful. Bow, curtsy… Genre: Memoir Word Count: 100 Mistaken Identity “Stop,(…)
Harvard Square commentaries, 1969 On January 10 I learned about an intriguing essay competition with a January 15 deadline. The call for entries had gone out in November, I think, but I just learned about it in January thanks to whatever Internet surfing I was doing. The rationale behind the contest, according to the three(…)
I thought I would share a short story with you today. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Let me know what you think, feedback is always helpful to a writer. Andrew Johnson walks to his car and places a box in the trunk. He gets in the car(…)
A friend of mine named Jim recently had an interesting experience while vacationing at the Oregon Coast. Debris from the Japanese tsunami continues to make its way across the ocean and all sorts of items float ashore. Jim tells me he’s seen plastic bottles with Japanese labels, tires and sports equipment. But early one morning(…)