Category Archives: VIGNETTE

AN AMUSING REALIZATION

Going. Going. Gone. My Muse is acting like a yo-yo that has been shot into outer space and has lost the energy to return to my outstretched palm. The string, taut at first, went limp eight weeks ago and now … Continue reading

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VINNIE MALONE

I am honored to have been included in the latest zine issue (#5) of Plots by Clots titled Bots & Tots, dedicated to childhood memories and growing up. My contribution, Vinnie Malone, is a work of fiction, but based on an … Continue reading

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THE SOUP INVADER

Of all the things I expected to find in my tomato soup, this wasn’t one of them. A few seeds so small they’d slipped through the strainer unnoticed? Perhaps. A bit of chopped onion that had stuck to the pot and avoided being puréed … Continue reading

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LITERALLY, THE END

Out of all the tickers that stopped at precisely 12:15 pm, Alastair Hoodwink managed to squeeze a few more seconds from his for a last word with his son Malcolm… “When the world literally begins to fade into a blank canvas, rest assured, … Continue reading

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A MOST DUBIOUS COLLECTION

Alice Wetherby Pimms had a penchant for collecting governesses. Of her many peculiarities, this was perhaps the most curious, for in the first seven and three-quarter years of her young life, shipping magnate Roderick Pimms’ only child had procured precisely eleven of them. Rounding up, this would … Continue reading

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PASS THE AWESOME SAUCE, PLEASE

The fog had not yet cleared, the air had a nip to it that warranted wearing a light jacket, and I was dang happy that Lucy did not step on the snake that popped from the underbrush and slithered across … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE OF HANGING WORDS

Can you think of a better place than an entire house filled with books and art for a group of writers and artists to meet once a month to dive into craft? I can’t. Besides lending itself to good company, tasty nibbles, and an occasional … Continue reading

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