Monthly Archives: May 2012

For Memorial Day–”One-Eyed Jack”

One-Eyed Jack If you wanna hear some war tales go see one-eyed Jack you’ll find him near the steak house in the alleys ’round the back Everyone knows he’s a veteran of what, he never tells but there’s glory in … Continue reading

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Learning from House and Hitler

In case you’re not familiar with the TV show, House (Dr. Gregory House) is a brilliant diagnostician (with really cranky ways and a serious prescription drug problem).His credo is “Everybody lies”. Finding the patients’ lies is often the focus of … Continue reading

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Fantasy Rejection Letters

Fantasy Rejections Like so many of my fellow authors I have a stack of rejection letters. Well, actually, since they are emails, they don’t really stack–but you know what I mean. Reading through them, I see a lot of repetition … Continue reading

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Sex, Lies, and Semantics

Why are we so often so willing to let people lie to us repeatedly? Is it that we just want to believe the story they are telling? Or that we don’t want to face the truth, especially the truth of … Continue reading

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Uncle Bud and the UFO

This story won 2nd place in the April contest on LinkedIn (Aspiring Writers group). Genre was open, theme: April Fool, focus: Uncle Bud and a silver flashlight. My Uncle Bud worked for the government. At least that’s what he claimed. … Continue reading

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