Tag Archives: Creative Writing

50 shades of blue

I like the color blue. 77.356% (guesstimate) of the shirts I own are blue. My jeans are blue. Socks, when I wear them, are blue. My car, take a wild guess….blue. I have no fashion sense, zip, zero, nada. I will … Continue reading

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The Dimming Blue Light Special

Growing up, my Mom shopped at the A&P, Sears, F. W. Woolworth and Kmart. Before we made these shopping excursions she filled-up her Plymouth Fury III at the Phillips 66. Now in my neck of the woods, A&P,  F. W. Woolworth … Continue reading

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A Poem: Shadow of Fall

The Summer heat bends me like dry grass in a field, brown and broken Taking shelter from the sun’s rays of cruelty and disdain for all that venture forth I count the days in degrees, a human measure of intolerance and humidity … Continue reading

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The battle of stuff

“A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”-George Carlin My wife and I have lived in our current home for almost 20 years. Fifteen years ago we added more space to … Continue reading

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A Poem: Simon says

Simon says stand up straight Simon says don’t be late Simon says the end is near Simon says live without fear Simon says grow old and die Simon says stay young ask why Simon says God is real Simon says you … Continue reading

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A bend in the road

I ran into a guy a couple of weeks ago that I hadn’t seen in 25 years. Rob and I worked for the same company for a short period of time. He was hired two years after I was and I couldn’t … Continue reading

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The religion of college football

The first of September in the South means; the end of summer, men can’t wear seersucker and women can’t wear white after labor day, the opening of dove season, preparing for deer season and oh yeah, college football. I grew up … Continue reading

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Lucky numbers

A friend of mine was telling me a story about the time he called his boss one late Friday afternoon. My friends boss was driving back from a business trip in a neighboring state that had the lottery. He asked … Continue reading

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A short story: Mr. Tom

It’s funny how something you see can stir a memory. I was in a client’s office the other day and he had an old roll top desk. Seeing this desk reminded me of a character I knew as a kid, … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Acorns (with apologies to The Weather Girls)

“From little acorns mighty oaks do grow”-American Proverb In about two months my yard is going to sound like a war zone. I am blessed (in the Summer) and cursed (when the acorns and leaves drop in the Fall) with … Continue reading

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