Dark (Flash) Fiction – February 26, 2023

graphx: spwilcen Trigger: dangerous situation Is there a difference between sane and crazy? Are sane and crazy opposite endpoints on a continuum?  Maybe instead of endpoints they are juxtaposed points on a continuum?  If so, how broad the dividing line between them? Where does crazy end and sane begin? Where does sane end and crazyContinue reading “Dark (Flash) Fiction – February 26, 2023”

Season’s Grumblings – December 17, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Let’s be a little Grinchy.1 Words mean nothing without context Usually.  Anyway, certainly, someone will indignantly opine that statement far afield.1.5 I mean for a word to have meaning, it must be accompanied by A few companion words.Lifts or twitches of eyebrows marking exclamation, interrobang, or interrogation.Twisting or pursed lips mortar-and-pestling context.Syncopated changesContinue reading “Season’s Grumblings – December 17, 2022”

Survey Says – Septembler 26, 2022

spwilcen A smidge of clarification For those not familiar with the meaning of today’s title – certainly non-USofFA residents – it refers to early evening television’s “Family Feud” and the phrase spoken by the host as contestant’s proposed answers are about to be compared to audience responses. You might be a fan – the hostContinue reading “Survey Says – Septembler 26, 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”

Stop the Madness – August 3, 2022

graphix: spwilcen0 Some {exceptionally graphic expletive string} corporation trademarked the color Magenta.1 Some dumb shit in the USP&TMO allowed it. John Legere2, hey buddy, {expletive}-off! Oh? What’s that you say, John? It’s a gimmick to get PR? How about this for a gimmick?  Make your service dependable and affordable. Yunh, I know.  Pretty {expletive} radical,Continue reading “Stop the Madness – August 3, 2022”

Plants Are Animals Too – March 13, 2022

Graphix: spwilcen People in Usoffa are nuts.  Here’s the brushfire smell of the latest insanity. Slogans for a cause just waiting to happen Plants are animals too – About time for new biologyPlants have rights – Which like members of the animal kingdom, they abuse wantonlyHerbicide is a Hate Crime – Yes, and we simplyContinue reading “Plants Are Animals Too – March 13, 2022”

Random Bits – May 8, 2021

That is, after all, my declared theme, “Ramblings,” no?  Briefly1 today, as I want to go outside to play.  (Big boy play – mowing the lawn and attendant cleanups, chatting with the odd neighbor, checking on Mick across the street, tripping to the grocers,2 making sure the contractor is on schedule to chat Monday morning,Continue reading “Random Bits – May 8, 2021”