Category Archives: creative writing

And Then There Was…LIGHT

I’m home, puttering around, when all of a sudden, every light in the house went on except for my desk lamp that needs to be switched on. It was very Close Encounters of the Third Kind, making me think, any … Continue reading

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Old Levis…Old Friends

My jeans should be willed to the Smithsonian, they’re that old and tattered…sewn, stitched, patched, the original denim humbly peeking through. If they could only talk, the tales they could tell. We’ve been through a lot together, well traveled, zipped … Continue reading

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A Coupla Cats Sittin Around Talkin

I’m here with Pat the Cat, aka Patrick, my neighbor next door. His owner for once, knows that he’s here since he’s visiting upon request. I needed a sit down, okay on the floor, but still, with someone I could … Continue reading

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Mewling…A Cry and a Whimper

I use the word mewl a lot when I’m upset over something. Finally, a friend asked, what the hell does mewl mean exactly? Sometimes my affair with language gets out of hand, without me realizing I may sound slightly smug … Continue reading

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Joy Over OY

I went to see my friend Mary, the framer, along with Gary Cooper whose paper got wet as a result of a recent leak. I expected her to be so happy after being closed for three months. NOPE! She bitched … Continue reading

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Leopard…The New Black

Not that I’m surprised, but after interviewing, Mr. Salam, the mask salesman on 86th and First, who said his leopard is his best seller, cheetah the runner up, I remembered fashion has the last say. “Me weef, she con’t not … Continue reading

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In Leaf

In leaf is an old English term meaning, in bloom… by the end of April, most trees are in leaf. I love not only the simplicity, but how it sounds, as if it should be put to music. There’s a … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

To get off the subject of the apocalypse for a minute, I found myself chatting with King Midget about books. He’s reading the new Erik Larson on Churchill. I had said, I loved his book, Devil in the White City, … Continue reading

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Scalped…Cash Only

The fact that I’m resembling Elvis has become a concern, so when I get a surprise call from my hairdresser at midnight, I’m overjoyed. “What are ya doin?” he asks. “I’m in bed, awake, after falling asleep after lunch, and … Continue reading

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Freedom Writer

I’m very patriotic, not quite certain where it stems from. Could it be the Flag that waved from our porch every Memorial Day and 4th of July? My dad was in the Royal Air Force during World War II, something … Continue reading

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