A Halloween Story – Octember 15, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Fictional works are not readily available here anymore.  That paradigm didn’t work well.  Discouraged readers and befuzzled spwilcen. This piece however is seasonal. Like a punkin it has limited shelf-life. So I offer it up through the back door. It comes with a mild warning of MA suitability. Relax. No punkins were harmedContinue reading “A Halloween Story – Octember 15, 2022”

Six-Words of Story in Two-hundred Words – Septembler 10, 2022

Pictographix: spwilcen “What do you think of my six-word story: She had murderous hate for him.” “You’re not doing it correctly.” “What?” “That’s no six-word story.” “It’s six words!” “It has that that going for it.” “There you go!” “Makes it a six-word sentence.” “Story.” “Six words that make sense don’t make a six-word story.”Continue reading “Six-Words of Story in Two-hundred Words – Septembler 10, 2022”

Morning Brief – September 2, 2022

graphix: spwilcen (Broadcast version) Is this Cancel Culture? Not certain because neither the ICM or UUC could be reached for comment on underlying reasons. The International Council of Mushrooms announced today it would no longer allow Ugly Unicorn Cola to pitch themselves as official cola of the ICM. [Ed note] The Daily Blabber not yetContinue reading “Morning Brief – September 2, 2022”

Pursuit – August 28, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Horror in One-hundred Words He’s chased after me for years.Twenty.No, thirty, maybe.Maybe more.Memory failsBecause more important worriesSteal my attentions.Always he’s there,Behind me, closing-in.Pushing me to be faster,To push harder,To put more than two steps between us.When that fails,To be smarter.Even that fails.Last night,Beaten and weary,My eyes closedAnd my mind disconnected.After three-hours’ restless sleep,EjectedContinue reading “Pursuit – August 28, 2022”

I Forgot – August 7, 2022

graphix: spwilcen But I’m allowed. Has to do with the number of birthdays celebrated. A short story not published here was posted August 5 to The Chamber Magazine. It is dark fiction. Out of norm for me. I know this appeals to many folks. If you want to see what the Chamber Magazine is allContinue reading “I Forgot – August 7, 2022”

Sightseeing – July 20, 2022

graphix: swilcen 150 words. You can do this. No energy bar required. Short Hike “Just two granola bars, sir?” “Please.  Thank you, miss.” “That’ll be a dollar seventy-eight, sir.” “No tax?” “None on food items.” “Oh. Cool.” “You’re from outstate?” “Just passing through.” “Headed where?” “Brightsberg. Thought I’d catch the view from Peyton’s Overlook. IContinue reading “Sightseeing – July 20, 2022”

For a Cause – July 13, 2022

graphix: spwilcen They met from different times, disparate places.   An odd warp in eternity’s cadence.  These things happen now and then.  We don’t see them.  We’d rather not see them.  They are uncomfortable. What normally divides moments in time and practiced philosophy, we call “generations.”  As a rule, generations are blurred each to the other.Continue reading “For a Cause – July 13, 2022”

Am I Not Scientific? – June 26, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Well kiddies, belatedly reviewing my newsfeeds – behind for all the reading necessary attempting to wedge understanding into my noggin about the Roe/Wade hoopla – I came across an article that suggests now and again I sparkle with genius. The Desert Sun, early this morning Spacific Time Zone, reported on a plan toContinue reading “Am I Not Scientific? – June 26, 2022”

A.I. – June 19, 2022

graphix: spwilcen “What’s this artificial intelligence thing I heard about?”“Something computer scientists are working on.”“Computer scientists, huh?”“Yeah.”“Good.”“Why is that?”“Means it’ll be smart, huh?”“Well, that’s not really it.”“What then?”“Human thought but faster. Flawless.”“It’ll be like a transplant, right?”“Umm. Don’t think that’s the way it’s gonna work.”“Hope they get it figured out soon.”“Why is that?”“I know severalContinue reading “A.I. – June 19, 2022”