Old Crew Wine Episode IV – May 4, 2022

graphix spwilcen Episode IVSearching for a Cyber-dick   You’d think it would be easy.  If you have any internet presence at all, even only as a web-shopper,1 you are inundated with offers from people2 who are going to make you rich, make your life easier, find you true love, solve your back-yard mole problem, orContinue reading “Old Crew Wine Episode IV – May 4, 2022”

Old Crew Wine Episode III – May 3, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Never intended for this to drag on, to become episodic. However. Episode I According to WordPress, one day ago you learned of my grand plan to unfrustrate my heirs. The same scheme designed to make certain those left to open that bottle of Old Crew Wine and others were notified of my demiseContinue reading “Old Crew Wine Episode III – May 3, 2022”

Trust Me, I’m an Expert – May 2, 2022

graphix: spwilcen 150 words. If you hadn’t read this line, you’d already be done. The Connoisseur “Pardon me?” “Me?” “You look comfortable.” “Ma’am?” “You’re at ease here?” “Absolutely.” “Often?” “Every week.” “Your wife…” “Okay by her.” “Not out of your element?” “Quite at home.” “Hmm. I bet.” “Pardon?” “You like these?” “Lovely!” “How so?” “I’mContinue reading “Trust Me, I’m an Expert – May 2, 2022”

At Any Cost – April 29, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Faint Heart As far back as memory served, Winston never surrendered to danger or pain.  Never shirked the difficult, the dangerous.  He survived, twice only barely, but always finished his assignment.  Shot three times, sliced open like an unripe cantaloupe once. What could be so difficult, could cause this much genuine fear? WinstonContinue reading “At Any Cost – April 29, 2022”

Claxbury Corners – April 23, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Claxbury CornersEpisode XIV Election Year The wedding photographer, with more paraphernalia hanging from her tiny frame than a soldier on maneuvers, poked her head through the stage door. “Bruno!  We’re taking pictures of the bridal party…” “We’ve already done that,” whined Bruno. “Yes, but before someone spikes the punch and the party getsContinue reading “Claxbury Corners – April 23, 2022”

Claxbury Corners – April 19, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Claxbury CornersEpisode XI – Life Pulse June Maverson’s funeral was on a bright Friday afternoon. Perfect softball weather, it was something of a half-day school holiday to let students and staff attend.  The chapel service was crowded like it was for few others I recall before or since.  People came from all overContinue reading “Claxbury Corners – April 19, 2022”

The Tower of Arlives – April 13, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Days of Arlives In days of yore, very way yore, there was a feud twixt the Days and the Fortnites.  Fortunes of conflict swung back and forth, favoring for one generation the Days, the next, the Fortnites.  At last, High Lordship Rudy Fortnite saw a way to put end to the feud once,Continue reading “The Tower of Arlives – April 13, 2022”

Tried and Trite – April 10, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Ah, NSFW. Language and innuendo Flash Blog:1 500 words 20 minutes. On your mark.  Get set. (finners2 flexed?) Go! Grow weary of the smoke blown up your posterior esophagus as I am?  Sick to death of spin doctors dispensing happy-happy when you know damned well some of that {bleep!} didn’t settle during shipment?Continue reading “Tried and Trite – April 10, 2022”

Immigration – April 7, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Immigration Interview “Name?” “Dissieous.” “First or last?” “First or last what?” “Name.” “Last.” “Oh.” “No, that’s my first name.” “Dissieous is your first name, then?” “No. Last name is Dissieous.” “Okay, Dissieous. First?” “First what?” “Name.” “O.” “Oh what?” “Name.” “What name?” “First name.  First name is O.” “Oh what?” “That’s it. O.”Continue reading “Immigration – April 7, 2022”

Claxbury Corners – April 4, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Claxbury CornersEpisode X – Unexpected Changes Claxbury life settled down in and around the Playhouse after Romeo and Juliet closed.  It was that season’s finale.  Estell and Bob Cousins went back to life without Winnifred Gottlieb.  Winnifred settled comfortably into convincing Bruno Brubaker he was comfortably pursuing Winnifred.  Romeo and Juliet’s leading actorsContinue reading “Claxbury Corners – April 4, 2022”