Tales Out of Court #1

Hello fellow Bloggers and beautiful people everywhere!  I hope y'all are doing well and thriving today. It's been a year since I wrote my last Copperhead County short story, which was my response to a List Story Blogger Challenge, something I had never tried before.  If you're interested, you can read it here, and of … Continue reading Tales Out of Court #1

A Poem, Some Pics #3

Saturday morning, December 1st, I was, as I too often am of late, struck melancholy by the realization that the year is almost gone.  Rather than cry myself into a puddle of useless, quivering jelly, I jotted down a haiku to honor the occasion. Time Flies How fast does time fly? If I'm the fleeing … Continue reading A Poem, Some Pics #3

Damned Cold

I don't know if this qualifies as an occasional poem or not.  Certainly it refers to a very specific moment in United States history, but it's rather opaque and somewhat vague so may present some barriers to understanding for future generations of readers or those outside of the early 21st-century American political & cultural milieu.  … Continue reading Damned Cold

Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction

I rarely have cause to feel sad, if you want to know the truth, but I’m down today, way down in the blue deeps with thoughts as bleak as the tempestuous sky. Ponderous clouds in endless shades of gray track as slowly across the sky as passersby shuffle along the rain-slick street, shoulders slumped and … Continue reading Strikethrough: A Dirge for Acquaintances No Longer Plagued by Addiction

The Parrot Flew West Parts 1 & 2

My friend Viola Bleu at Ideas Become Words started a story, "The Parrot Flew West", and challenged me and several other Bloggers to take it and run with it.  I did.  I am including Viola's part 1 here for convenience's sake, but please mosey over and take a look at her lovely, inspiring, creative blog … Continue reading The Parrot Flew West Parts 1 & 2

I’ve Been Published!

Hello friends & fellow Bloggers!  I hope y'all're doing well on this fine Friday.  The weather here in middle Tennessee is damnear perfect today.  It's a mild, partly sunny 80 degrees with a sky full of wispy white and fluffy gray clouds being pushed along by a gentle, almost autumnal breeze here in my little … Continue reading I’ve Been Published!

A Common Tragedy

Confession:  When I first saw my friend Rachel Ann’s invitation to attempt her “List Story Writer’s Challenge”, I was skeptical.  About whether or not a story could be told using nothing but lists.  About whether or not I could tell a story using only lists.  But after reading her original and very interesting list story … Continue reading A Common Tragedy