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The Autobiography of my Life

My life’s unedited, A symphony uncomposed; Words without pages, Chords missing notes.   Weak character development, Rambling unresolved plots; Predictable stagnant clichés, Riddled with flaws.   Lip-synching silence, Shrill mute cries; A caterwauling harmony, Tone-deaf rhymes.   A rough draft … Continue reading

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Behind Me

I loved his first book, even pre-ordered before publication based on a description and a comparison to a favorite author. Was not disappointed. Amazed at the dialogue and description. You could see the words come alive in your mind. Donated … Continue reading

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A Fine Young Man

The good always die young. Ten-year-old Roy Brown hears this after his sixteen-year-old brother Billy, the Eagle’s star basketball player, is killed in a wreck before the annual rival game against the Tigers. Alone in the kitchen before dawn the … Continue reading

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A FINE YOUNG MAN

 VERY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING    TEN-YEAR-OLD ROY BROWN sits in his chair at the kitchen table alone. Yesterday his brother, Billy, was killed on Pine Landing Road. Everything’s dark. The outside pole light is on. Big Red hasn’t crowed. Roy … Continue reading

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Behind Me

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Cyril Connolly This is a quote I often ponder. How do I keep my writing from being just another needle in … Continue reading

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Behind Me

Suicide in literature is always a risky subject. Especially when you try combining it with humor. That’s why “A Note” troubles me. But not taking a risk will trouble me more because that’s what writers do. It’s the story about … Continue reading

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Kumbaya Night—Inspiration Through the Arts

The lights went out. “Welcome to Dearly Beloved’s Kumbaya Night,” a Charlton Heston like voice boomed from overhead. “A spectacular for the soul. Tonight we will inspire you through the arts.” The audience clapped. Donnie’s hands prayer like before him … Continue reading

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