A sunset and a dream

Fiction Lake Huron swallows up the setting sun   A Poetic Start The rays of sleepy Sol, orange and pink and shades of red, shone like a blanket of tulips seen from afar, waving ever so gently, caressed by zephyrs in the gathering dusk. Pink tinged feathers of clouds striped the fading blue…

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  • Post published:February 3, 2023
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Late

It was always an issue. As the world around him moved faster and faster, he found himself later and later. It wasn’t that he didn’t try. He did. He woke up earlier, ate faster, dressed quicker. When he arrived at work, though, he found he was late. Everyone, it seemed, had been hard…

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  • Post published:May 22, 2022
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Matchstick

He heard the wail of fire engines racing through the street. He kept walking. As he reached the top of the hill, he got a good view of the village below him. The flames competed with the smoke for ascendancy. The fire engines, two of them, came to a stop in the square.…

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  • Post published:May 14, 2022
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The Masquerade

The Special 100 Irregular Sloword BirthMonth Festival 2021 Featured Guest - Indrani Ganguli Indrani Ganguli is an interpreter of languages. She’s as adept at staring down recalcitrant witnesses in court while taking down their depositions as she is compassionate with those who clearly are devastated at being there at all. Her stories are…

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Right Hand Man – Chapter 7

[Read previous chapters here] Gwen put away the stapler, pens, stenographer’s pad neatly into the top drawer of her desk. She opened the bottom drawer and pulled out the typewriter cover. She locked the drawer and put the key into her bag. She got up and walked over to the Superintendent’s office door.…

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  • Post published:April 26, 2021
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NaNoWriMo – Day 7

Day 7 has come and I'm done my stint for the day. Not as much as I would have liked. But this fictional stuff is hard. It's not like the stream of unconsciousness crap I usually churn out on this blog. That comes from a unlatched brain. I can usually churn out 1500…

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Johnny be Dead

It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was high, he didn’t pay it any mind. He had his boots on and he walked on down the hallway. He came to a door and he stepped outside. It was a stormy Monday. He knew Tuesday would be just as bad. It was…

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  • Post published:October 11, 2018
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Ecks and Vi

Ecks was lonely, they said. Ecks didn’t think so. He was always busy, doing something that most people thought was doing nothing. Jay Ecks was 42 and single and this made people click their tongue and make sympathetic noises. In their book, loneliness, or being alone, was not a desirable way to be.…

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  • Post published:October 4, 2018
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Right Hand Man – Chapter 6

Read earlier chapters here “Where to, Chief? Back to HQ?” Goon grunted. Fatty slipped in the clutch and pulled out of his parking slot outside the tiny coffee shop. Goon wiggled to make himself comfortable in his seat. Fatty gave him a sidelong glance. “So what really happened, Chief?” “What?” “Inspector Jenks. You…

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  • Post published:September 24, 2018
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Right Hand Man – Chapter 5

Read previous chapters here Goon and Fatty exchanged glances. There was a moment of silence before Goon cleared his throat. "Would you please explain, Mrs. Miller? What makes you think someone is trying to kill you?", he asked. "It's quite obvious, isn't it", said the old lady, "why else would I find a skateboard…

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  • Post published:September 16, 2018
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