An Aureole

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Mmm. I like that word. An Aureole An aureole Sounded so sexy Like something to be cupped, Or rounded with a finger, Suckled, Grabbed and teased tender, Made to cause the supplest of sighs, Squeezed and bit, and maybe slightly … Continue reading

The Fruits of Comedy (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. The Fruits of Comedy “We … Continue reading

Jamie the Dimon… Money Talks… CEO walks (Clerihew)

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I want to talk about me. I want to talk about you. I want to talk about money. I want to talk about life, living, and the American way. And none of it lately is funny.   Dimon and Other … Continue reading

Suffer the Death of Our Fathers

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In Italy fathers are killing themselves, committing suicide, pre-meditated, so that their families will be absolved of debts that they have incurred because of the economy. They see no other alternative.They’re throwing themselves out of buildings, off of bridges, and … Continue reading

Finance Executives: Tax Us Before We Kill Again!

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This is a great article that appeared today in the Huffington Post. And this is a great way of painlessly raising revenue in this country. And a great way to minimize financials from playing the market with our money (because … Continue reading

The Drunkard’s Advice

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I just stopped by Reason2Rhyme – “So Cliche” for the first time and thought I’d try my hand at it. Below are the instructions for entry. Reason2Rhyme – “So Cliche” Monday, July 25, 2012 Poetry Prompt… Choose a clichéd phrase (“fit as … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, Goes Totally Latin (Part V)

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If you missed Part 1, click here. and if you missed Part 2, click here. Three a click and four a click. Here a click and there a click. Everywhere a click-click.   Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman … Continue reading

The Michigan House Debates Continue

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Ermilia in Ermisenda, Picture it & Write! urges, “people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow (the) story or reflect the same themes.” The Michigan House Debates Continue Rep. House … Continue reading

There Is a Room Somewhere With God’s Head In It

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Where does God live? What does He really look like? What’s He really all about? What is His true nature? Here is my spin for today. Maybe only for this hour. Who knows? Check back again with me tomorrow. The … Continue reading

Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget… (Part 3)

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Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher. Who was yours? Mr. Gambino was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher, please click here to catch … Continue reading

Flied Fruit (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more. There is a Fly in … Continue reading

La Cage aux Virus

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La Cage aux Virus Hillary said, “There are warning signs (of)… Biological terror… A call to arms… Brothers with degrees In microbiology or chemistry To develop WMD’s While we were sleeping There was a call to arms. And though we … Continue reading

The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness

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The Politics of Vaginas: Michigan Madness Michigan Monologues Why not put a little fun In your life, Fly to Michigan Visit their House, Form your fingers In the shape of a V – Where they might think it’s for Victory … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, Dark Clouds Rising (Part 4)

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Come, children, and continue to listen to the tales of Temporacus. Dark clouds rising…. If you missed parts I, II, and III (click the Roman Numerals) Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman Books of Ben Gay, Ben Hur’s first … Continue reading

A Psalm of the Oppressed

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We are trampled upon, the young and old, the working man, the single parent, asked to do more, give more, and do with less. For what? Why?      While others take, and take more and more, and pay less, give less, and care … Continue reading

We’re Not Here for Formal Dining (Friday Fictioneers)

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. I’ve posted mine below. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.           … Continue reading

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding. (Part 2)

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We recently posted about writing 6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding?.   Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. was cited as an example. We offered a few more. Today we post a few more … Continue reading

My Son, the Snake, and Me

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My son, Gabe, has a ball python that he brought home with him from college. Every Thursday he feeds the snake a small something for dinner. A Happy Meal of sorts. I watched my wife and him recently mesmerized by … Continue reading

One of my favorite poets is e e cummings

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One of my favorite poets is e e cummings He has influenced much of my writing. And “in Just-” is one of my favorites. And while I know it’s summer – a little late to be posting this poem – … Continue reading

Oh Yay, I think I Got It

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I enjoyed reading “More Impermanence at the Eat My Haiku word press web site. Please visit. Mike wrote: oh yay, I think I finally got it. Oh no, it’s gone again. My response: I think I understood it. then I … Continue reading

Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator Returns (Part 3)

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If you missed Part 1, click here and if you missed Part 2, click here Temporacus, the Glad Gladiator, from the Roman Books of Ben Gay, Ben Hur’s first born son and close friend of Spartacus. The Anals continue….   … Continue reading

High Flyers

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Rich from Brainsnorts inc >.<  wrote about  Friday Fictioneers 6/8 in which Madison Woods posts a picture that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. If you click Brainsnorts above, you’ll see Rich’s story. I have written … Continue reading

When I am not writing, I am thinking;

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and when I‘m not thinking, I start thinking about writing, otherwise I am writing. I do shower, shave, and eat, as well as all those other little things that you do too. I usually, like some of you, carry paper … Continue reading

Lemon tree very pretty but the lemon flower is…

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A little change of pace here. A little lightness but a little sourness. A little fun but also a little fear. A little … lemon? Death of Me and Meyer Lemons I thought I’d lose my Meyer lemon tree, I … Continue reading

Bleeding Cash Conservatives

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Peter S. Goodman, Business Editor of The Huffington Post, writes about Bleeding Cash Conservatives as opposed to the old Bleeding Heart Liberals. Please take a moment and read his “Bleeding Cash Conservatives Wasting Money To Punish Vulnerable Americans”” by clicking … Continue reading

A Few Words About the Necrophiliac:

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This post is rated “X” It contains strong and vulgar language. It is not a typical Writers Village Post. If profanity offends you, then please by-all-means skip today’s entry. I am writing as much as I can here so no … Continue reading

For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…”

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Here is a good Sunday’s reading… For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…” Please click here to read. In keeping with the same spirit of using a Bible passage as an exercise in motivation to write poetry, I’ve … Continue reading

Tales from the Blue, Part II

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Yogi once said, “Little League is great because it keeps parents off the streets” Boy, was he ever wrong. If you missed Tales from the Blue, Part I, just click here to visit. We posted it here on The Writer’s … Continue reading