Category Archives: Fantasy

The Trunk

Patricia ambled aimlessly down the crooked aisles of the dark and dusty antique shop. She wasn’t looking for anything specific. Actually, she wasn’t looking for anything at all. She had come into the city to do some shopping when the … Continue reading

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Fractured Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, it’s told In a castle on a hill Lived a lonely Princess Alas, she lives there still It seems that her prince charming Left her to opine About her unrequited love Left dying on the vine … Continue reading

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2020

December 31, 2019, 8:50 PM I love the silence.  The TV is on, but I don’t really hear it. It is only on because it is the last night of the year, and at some point, this year will end … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part III

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part III Ruckus The man with a puzzled look Turned and then a few steps took Until in front of Hoot he stood And with all the control he could Said “Hoot, I know I’m … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part II

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part II Toothpick From the brush there came a rustle And the bunny with a hustle Hopped to Hoot and quickly said I found him but I ran ahead Tell your friend, do not dismay … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part I

For several years at Christmas, my wife’s aunt and I would pick a joke gift for each other and write a poem about it. One year, I found a set of three hand puppets, an owl, a beaver, and a … Continue reading

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The Butterfly

Another butterfly, colors dappled, enters, flying gracefully heavenward.  I just kneel, looking, mesmerized. Natures overture plays quietly.  Restless, suddenly thrusting upward, variegated wings exit, youthfully zooming. I wrote this years ago for a contest that required you to use all … Continue reading

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Nonsense

What you think you thought I said Was something else I said instead You said you know what you had heard Before I even said a word I suspect that you were misled My thoughts I think were just misread … Continue reading

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Words Are Worth A Thousand Pictures

So, what do you think?  Actually, how do you think?  I had never given that question much thought, or any at all for that matter, until, while reading an article, I was confronted with it.  Specifically, it asked if I … Continue reading

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Cycles

Bill was on an emotional high.  One of the few he had experienced in a long time.  Working in the city had it’s advantages, but it also had it’s drawbacks.  He always felt crowded, like his life was being compacted.  … Continue reading

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