Category Archives: Other

Writings about different subjects

The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Professional Validation Award

I just got the result for the Professional Validation Award. Before I reveal the winner, I’d like to take a moment and acknowledge and thank the person who put in the effort to not only be the judge for the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Final Result

The voting ended and the results are in . . . but, before I present the winner — if you haven’t yet done so and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Short Story Challenge — Please Vote.

This post contains three Christmas short stories. Two are from twin brothers and one is from me but they are presented anonymously so as to not bias the readers. Sorry it’s up so late; it was supposed to go live … Continue reading

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The 1500 Words Short Story Challenge — Critiques

This post is about the three writers (Perry, Gary, and me) providing critiques both for the stories of the other writers and their own submission. If you haven’t read the stories, this won’t make much sense and since we only … Continue reading

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The 1500 Words Short Story Challenge — It’s A Sweep!

I just got the result for the Professional Validation Award and it’s a SWEEP! Perry’s story, Messes, takes the top prize. Congratulations, Perry. For them interested in such matters, Needwood? grabbed second place and my story, Dreams, came in dead … Continue reading

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The 1500 Words Short Story Challenge — Final Result

The voting ended and the results are in . . . but, before I present the winner, if you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the … Continue reading

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The 1500 Words Short Story Challenge — Please Vote.

*** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING *** The stories below contain subjects and scenes and stuff that might not be suitable for all age groups or sensitivities. Proceed at your own risk. *** WARNING *** WARNING *** WARNING … Continue reading

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Another all too common modern tale

“Did you hear what that {not a nice word} (liberal/Democrat or conservative/Republican) said?” “No; what did they say?” “They said something I don’t agree with, and now I’m so mad! I wish they would just shut up! In fact, they … Continue reading

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An all too common modern tale

“I believe this thing, and I’m tired of people telling me I might be wrong, even if they have information supporting their arguments.” “Well, now, you’re in luck! It just so happens our group also believes the same thing and … Continue reading

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Long Beach New Year’s Celebration Fireworks

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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Where in the world? Why, right here . . .

. . . in Long Beach, CA.  Let me add a random photo so that Facebook and the WP Reader have something to show . . .  As some people might have surmised, we are traveling. Under the weather, but … Continue reading

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Disperser Does Breakfast Good

It’s been a while since I brought up breakfast.  . . . er . . . I don’t mean “brought up” as in, you know, fingers down the throat and aiming for the bucket. I mean, since I wrote about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok – never again

 ===>>> SPOILERS AHEAD <<<=== As much as I often sound like a snobbish movie reviewer, I yearn — yearn, I tell you — for good entertainment. Every year, the film industry takes a wack at making me happy . . … Continue reading

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Movies Review – Rogue One

I haven’t done movie reviews in a while. Wanna know why? It’s the same ole story. Most new movies are vapid efforts concentrating more on CGI than characters, on action more than plot.  I don’t know if it’s my advancing … Continue reading

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A poor showing

Since January, I’ve averaged exactly twelve (12) posts per month. That is a huge drop from years past. In 2015, for instance, my average was more than one post a day and that’s when I was working. It’s not just … Continue reading

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