The Phantom Robot: Phantom Phriday Phictioneer

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I am a fan, he’s a fan, she’s a fan – wouldn’t you like to be a fan-tom, too? Phriday Phictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has posted a phantom pic to write a phantom 100 word story – if you’re phantom-tastic. … Continue reading

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Two Old Humorists Feeding the Birds and Talking in the Park

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Sometimes people shut you out of their lives, and sometimes writing is a way to work it out for yourself…

Voting is Really About My Father

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                                The first time I voted was 1968. I had just started college, the Vietnam War loomed large, flower power was blossoming, and the world … Continue reading

It’s a Dog’s Life: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Devotion Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                   It’s a Dog’s Life Hey, this guy, who … Continue reading

A Bed Time Story Except It’s Three O’clock in the Morning: Another “My Son, the Snake and Me” Tale

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I hope you will find this a fun lazy Sunday reading…. My son owns a ball python, and although he lives away at college, he brings the snake home with him when he’s on break from school. This is the … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher’s Illness

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Teaches Human Sexuality

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Everyone has a school teacher they’ll never forget. Mine was an 8th grade English lit teacher by the name of Mr. Gambino. He was a frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. If you who missed the previous installments, please … 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

The Owl on the Avenue

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How many times have you driven along a road only to see an owl, or maybe it was a squirrel, or some other animal on its hind legs, or standing, or turned to stare at you as you were driving … Continue reading

Stories from the Blue

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Carpe Diem – Seize the Day. In baseball, it’s Carpe Call-um.  Seize the Call. Or as Yogi Berra would say, I call ’em as I seize ’em Stories from the Blue My 21 year old nephew, Michael, no longer able … Continue reading

Gambino: The Stage Struck English Teacher Rides Again

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 For those of you who missed the first installment of The Stage Struck English Teacher  please click this link The Stage Struck English Teacher  to catch up with Mr. Gambino, our 8th grade frustrated English teacher and failed Shakespearean actor. … Continue reading

The Ivy League Baseball Team? Oh Boy….

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Okay. It’s time for a little change up (pun intended)  in the writing here. Let’s do some soft ball for a moment… My son and I were sitting at the kitchen table, discussing his favorite subject, baseball, and we got … Continue reading

6 or 8 word stories? You got to be kidding.

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In David Jacobsen’s web site: http://jacobsenwriting.com/ you will read the following: My friend Ross has a post up about very short stories… based on Hemingway’s famous: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. There’s a lot packed into that, right? …today’s … Continue reading