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My Diary: Holding On With A Harpsichord Smile

I donned a suit and tie and then scrambled about in the mud by the garden pond,‭ ‬picking up each lily leaf in turn as if it was a telephone‭ ‬-‭ ‬the last caller hung up on me when I pronounced my name in a regional dialect of modern day Orangutan.‭ ‬Immediately after this a tree in our neighbour’s garden surprisingly stated that unborn children hide inside atomic nuclei and blasted off on the latest space mission.‭ ‬In a terrestrial response I took the dog out for walk,‭ ‬coming back after she had preened herself in a clump of goosegrass‭ ‬-‭ ‬she then went to man the barricades during the Paris Commune and I signed my‭ ‬initials in reverse on the Bourdon bell of the cathedral of Notre-Dame‭ ‬-‭ ‬we met up later as twin nuclei in a parenchymal plant cell:‭ ‬thus proving once and for all that all life is one.


The Goats Step Up (34)

With the water of the bay held back from Tangier Island, Rory and Allen took a moment to rest. They took their break in an abandoned house that was still in good shape. 975 more words


Redeployment by Phil Klay

This collection of short stories gives a visceral explanation of the power of the war experience on a soldier and his/her inner life.  Take a look at the searing effects of the recent wars on our newest combat soldiers.  209 more words


The Classy Crooks Club

The Classy Crooks Club

by Alison Cherry

July 2016

Have I mentioned that I started working part-time at a library nearby? I work in both the Children’s and Adult departments and while it’s my dream job, it is also fostering my addiction of bringing home a ton of books every time I enter a library! 478 more words

Book Review

Don't Worry, Be Editing

With the first draft of the children’s book done, I can at last turn to editing my first novel, the one I started as part of NaNoWriMo 2014. 247 more words


I'm Just a Tease (Part Two)--More Virtue of Death Teasers

We’re coming up on the last few weeks before my debut novel, Virtue of Death, is released. So far I’ve posted a few teasers… 127 more words




Closer to Mobile than Montgomery, wedged between woods and water, is a place nobody goes. A few homes, a church and cemetery scattered along a road leading somewhere else. 1,643 more words