Beware the “Smile” – January 19, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Didn’t make the cut for the “Fiction” tab.*  Needs work.  Won’t get it.  I’m done with it. Triggers: Language, cynicism, and innuendoTSG Approval: 2023-01-006-HoHumLexiphobe Clearance: Shy 300 words Smiles “Lookit!” “What am I supposed to see?” “Ronnie over there. Damned if he ain’t smiling at you.” “So?” “Means he’s glad to see you. Continue reading “Beware the “Smile” – January 19, 2023″

Christmas Gifts Past – January 3, 2023

graphix: spwilcen Well look, it’s coming-up on Twelfth Night. Before that, it would be the proper thing to do to communicate again to gracious gifters how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness, creativity, and largesse. It might be a swell idea if I took another look at one or two that were, um, ah, unique.  YouContinue reading “Christmas Gifts Past – January 3, 2023”

Eye of the Beholder – July 9, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Larry and Roger “There’s a truck I ain’t seen before. Recognize it, Larry?” “What? Where, Rodge?” “There. Just turned off County Line Road onto Territorial.” “Oh. That’s Mrs. Elbert.  Lives over on Cawson road.  Her and Mr. Elbert farm about four-hundred acres behind the old Thornton place.  Raise hogs.” “Oh.  Know them.  NiceContinue reading “Eye of the Beholder – July 9, 2022”

OCW Episode X – July 1, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Episode X – One Down, Three to Go I watched Tommy Nondescript walk dejectedly down my driveway.  He turned at the curb, took two steps and was out of sight. I lost interest.  Did feel sorry for the man, working hard for a living and all, but was thankful his odd sense ofContinue reading “OCW Episode X – July 1, 2022”

Go Figure – October 16, 2021

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Auntie Gwyneth was only a few years older than me.  That’s because her 1950’s Catholic parents were surprised late in life (go figure) with an unexpected bundle of joy. That bundle was Gwyneth. Gwyneth was born only a few years before her oldest older brother, my dad, and his wife,Continue reading “Go Figure – October 16, 2021”

Once Upon A Time No. 2 – October 21, 2020

Big Bad Got a Bum Rap “Yo, Pete!  Izzat you Pete?  Pete Peters?” “Guilty!”  I turned to see none other than Jacques Benstokk coming out of the High Sheriff’s Tax Assessment and Revenue Collections hut.  I’d unhappily finished my business there thirty minutes before.  Pumpkin farming stinko this year anyway, Chauncy Eldor, one of theContinue reading “Once Upon A Time No. 2 – October 21, 2020”