Short Story Published

I am happy to report another of my short fiction pieces has been accepted and published. I now have six stories published, and twenty-five other stories seeking publication. You can read my latest story at the following link: Floyd Got Raptured    

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The Writing Mood

I am a morning person. At least, after my two mugs of strong coffee. I am exhilarated, just literally filled with creative juices. Unfortunately, mornings are a difficult time to write curently. Too many things to do other than writing, and I have responsibilities. When the evening comes, my wife goes to bed early to […]

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Editing Help

Every writer has their own style. A few people can sit down and write beautiful grammatically correct words from the get go. These people pound out pages and pages of ready to read words daily. Then there are people like me. A story bursts into my brain in full 3-D color. Then I have to […]

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A breath of fresh air

People react to a crisis in many ways. Thank God some people react by displaying hope and encouragement. Took a drive yesterday along Harrison Blvd in Boise, near downtown. This is a tree lined street featuring some of the oldest and most beautiful homes in the city. It is also home to the Boise wealthy […]

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Pandemic Drive to Emmett, Idaho

Idaho is still on lock down, but we managed to escape for a few hours to drive through Emmett, Idaho  capturing on digital film whatever we could. We did not come within 100 yards of any other human being.

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Covid-19 Flash Fiction

When not working on my novels I write Flash Fiction. Very short stories, usually less than 1,000 words. Some are micro-fiction, about 100 words. It must be a complete story. Writing flash teaches one to measure every single word to determine it’s worth to the story.  It is an excellent learning process. With the pandemic […]

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A Crisis Brings Out Five Types of People

I’ve been around a few major crises. I guess my first was the Cuban Missile Crisis. Plenty since then including today’s pandemic. My observations show me that when the S*** hits the fan, people divide into five basic types. 1. The Givers:        Show compassion, and work to aid others in any way possible. 2. […]

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Freaking Earthquake!

I am in Idaho missing my beautiful and quirky Florida. Spring has been delayed and the last week it has been solid gray and cold. Ugh. Oh yeah, there is a freaking pandemic circling the planet. Idaho and all of the planet is on lock down. The President today say be prepared, the worse is […]

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Chinese Bat Flu?

Would make a great name for a band, right? But probably hurtful to someone, somewhere. Maybe bats. So, let’s call it COVID-19. Or Corona-virus. Whatever. It is March 30, 2020 and Idaho is mostly locked down.  Liquor stores, gun shops, grocery stores, Home Depot/Lowes, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, gas stations and more are open. There are […]

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Barns & Structures

Practicing more “social distancing” today by driving through the vastness of Idaho. Grabbed a few photos of old structures.  

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