He was scurrying back and forth, forth and back, from one gas pump to another. Four, five, six, then seven, then eight, eight cars wanted refueling, oil checking, tire pressure, window washing and one young man, Albert, was doing the scurrying between them. His co-worker, Rick, inside, behind the register, picking his teeth, with his […]
Have you ever picked up a book that you were so excited about reading only to find once you opened it there was so much rambling that you were immediately turned off? I have encountered this many times, unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it. Sometimes a writer just wants to get their point […]
With the calendar turning yet again from December to January, it is an appropriate time to consider the derivation of our word for the new month. Why January? In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions. He was often portrayed as a two-faced deity since he looks backward to […]
They might have been killers, but they were my killers, and without them the Hog Farm would have killed me before too long
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Whenever my mind is in turmoil, so is my body
He wondered if she had noticed the ugly patches when she had washed him and his face burned remembering with some shame that he had involuntarily been aroused.
A friend of mine once told me, referring to the creative act, “people have taken something that should be joyful and turned it into f**ing science.”
In what manner the Ancient Panhandler came back to his own country and countrymen; telling his tale
The most important quality of a good story is the ability to take readers somewhere else and make them glad they went.