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Monday, October 19, 2020

an evolutionary tail

Here's another little short story ditty for your consideration and amusement.
An Evolutionary Tail

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020

Carpe Diem.

Here's another little story for you to read.

Soldier Girl

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Monday, September 14, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

let's go fly a kite

 I don't know what's up with me. I go 25 years with out writing any prose, and I've written about a dozen short stories since in the last six months.  Here's another one.

Winds Of Change

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

a little science fiction ditty for you to read

I had a dream I was on a futuristic "steam-punk"-like B-29 Superfortress. I woke up and wrote a short story about it. I did some major revisions and then I revised that draft even more to make it fit right under the 1000 word level(it's called "flash fiction" apparently). I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with, though it has very little resemblance to the original dream/draft.

Time And A Bottle

Friday, August 21, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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 No time to read all 1500 stupid poems on my blog? Well, for a limited time, you can read the greatest 101 Tales From The Typer at this link (also available on the "Poetry Books" Tab.) Yes, is "101 Tales From The Typer -The Best of The Mess 2010-2020. Yours for free at this link. Act now, operators are standing by!

101 Tales From The Typer

Thursday, July 23, 2020

it was twenty-two years ago today..

a blast from my typewriter past

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Johnny Came Marching Home Again

OK. Here's the whole "novel" I wrote back in 2012. Took me 3 months to write in cursive back in 2012, but 5 months to type up in 2020. I'm pretty happy with it.  It's 44,000 words which "barely" qualifies it as a novel I think. Feel free to download and read. Link is also posted on the "Novel" tab above.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Friday, July 3, 2020

the drifter

Seven summers ago, when my son was 10 years old, his favorite thing to do in the world was to go swimming. Pretty much every day that summer, I took him swimming. I myself, would jump in and take a few laps, and get out after 5 minutes.  He'd stay in 2 or 3 hours a day. I spent all the extra time waiting on him writing a "novel". It filled 6 spiral notebooks in cursive. At the end of the summer I put it away in a box thinking "one day I'll find the time to type this up". Well, thank you COVID-19, I've finally found the time. I'm about 85% done typing it up. As I finished typing this chapter, I realized, with just a few additions, it could stand on it's on as a short story.  The rest of the book is posted elsewhere on my blog.

The Drifter

Thursday, July 2, 2020