Category Archives: Fiction / Poetry / Songs

To My Sweet Undine

Preface CWNY has mentioned Friedrich de la Motte Foque’s novella “Undine” in recent posts. I had it in mind to read but life got busy. I remembered it weeks later when my job proved morally challenging. Around the same time, … Continue reading

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A Lady and the Southron

I have a story in mind I’d like to tell, but I’m a terrible story teller. I’m too impatient for it and lapse into daydreams about the plot before managing to write anything down. I’ll try to outline it here: … Continue reading

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If I Had Been There **Updated**

Baier, Kelly, and Wallace:  Thank you all for coming to tonight’s debate, the first of the Presidential primary debates, held in the beautiful Quicken Loans arena in Ohio. [Baier flips a switch under his desk, causing an electric billboard to … Continue reading

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Mom with the Precious Child

  None is best, To build the nest, Or when I’m sick, to rub my chest With stuff that smells an awful mess, But, I love her all the while . And none is better, at guessing the weather And … Continue reading

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Will I Ever Know You?

Before the mountains met their roots In the womb of God’s great sea And the birds in flight had yet to light Upon the gnarled tree, Long before the mighty pillars so strong and true were laid and the moon … Continue reading

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A Shock of Faith

Something is knocking, Outside my window, it’s calling, It’s scratching and pawing, Though it barks without falling…(I’m on the second floor.) I pretend not to listen, Claim I can’t hear, The horror is knocking! I tremble in fear…(My window is … Continue reading

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Death n’ Taxes!

A normal barber shop gives life to this story.  One wouldn’t think it at first, but the local barbershop, with all its gossip and jesting, creates a perfect blend of the marvelous and mundane; the fascinating and the normal! More … Continue reading

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Let it Be!

Let it be that the night shines brightest When all the world lingers in the blackest hiatus. And let the streams flow from unknown places, While knights cringe in fear during their acts so courageous! And let the “wise” worry … Continue reading

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from: She Stoops to Conquer

Let school-masters puzzle their brain With grammar, and nonsense, and learning; Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genus a better discerning. Let them brag of their Hathenish Gods, Their Lethes, their Styxes, and Stygians; Their Quis, and their Quaes, and … Continue reading

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The Evolution of an Inkling: Part 1

Mr. Frost, Odd events have reached my attention concerning a fellow Sailor who has become entangled in a sullen adventure, the resolution of which is yet to be determined! I recount to you what little has been passed on to … Continue reading

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