Tiny Stories: Elderly, an unnecessary word

Tiny Stories: Elderly, an unnecessary word

I am rambling through life enjoying a lovely day thinking it’s going to last forever and then suddenly my neighbor stops me to tell me her woes. These woes begin with a litany of complaints over her sagging health. Meanwhile, I’m bent over a daisy growing between the...
Tiny Stories: Obscurity

Tiny Stories: Obscurity

Obscurity allows a writer the freedom to let go of the words so they can dance upon the pages with abandonment. They can describe places I have never been and people I have never met, people waiting for me to give them life with a metaphorical pen and an imagination...
Tiny Stories: Fools & Naked People

Tiny Stories: Fools & Naked People

I still wonder where my imaginary life ends and my real life begins or do they overlap. Am I unable to distinguish between the figments and the fools annoying my nerves to the point I pretend they aren’t real? The other day I saw a woman dancing naked in the outdoor...
Writing Tip for the Literati: Memoir

Writing Tip for the Literati: Memoir

Writing abut something that happened in your own life must appear effortless, otherwise you’ll stumble over meanings and get lost in syntax. Again, the importance of detachment cannot be stressed too much. The characters in your story will be those you hold dear...
Tiny Stories: My Reality

Tiny Stories: My Reality

Recently, I noticed the view I have of myself often differs from other people’s view of me. I even ask them to expound on what they are using as a criteria for judging me as being out of sync with their reality of me. Often these people lose their ability to...
Tiny Stories: Replacement Parts

Tiny Stories: Replacement Parts

Recently, I discovered romance can be even more perilous at seventy than at twenty. I made this discovery vicariously through watching my neighbor Tammy become excited over what she calls her good-looking prospect. I wondered what prospects a seventy-five year old man...

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