All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiction' (564)

The Vanity Ring - 11 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on April 12, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Murderous Arts News No. 1



NEVER SPEAK has been out for 10 weeks. Thank you, everyone who has bought and reviewed it!

News:

NEVER SPEAK in its first library appearance

at the Cutler Memorial in Plainfield, VT. Thank you, Jane Youngbear!

 

  • I’m writing a prequel novella mystery to the Murderous Arts series, tentatively titled RAY OF DARKNESS. It takes place at the…
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Added by John Manchester on April 9, 2019 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 10 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on April 5, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

When Art Imitates Life

Photo by Jack Alexander on Unsplash

How a chance encounter turned me into a novelist.

I first came to Hudson, NY in the early aughties. I’d been…

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Added by John Manchester on April 2, 2019 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 9 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on March 29, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Resilient Vietnam Era Hippies

And then back in Eden the whole lot of us went to the matinee. The Eden show house had been out of Ys, and there in the gentle rainbow sun shower the marquee in black letters:

Midnight Cowbo

JohnVoight Dustin Hoffman

Earlier the same…

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Added by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 9:16pm — 10 Comments

Words of Inconvenient Truth From Rod Serling and the Twlight Zone

You crossed the borderline between reality and the Twilight Zone but it's worse than you think!…

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Added by Doc Vega on March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm — 26 Comments

HART'S WAKE

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YOuve the perseverance and talent of John Gardner; fingers crossed, here, as an unnamed insect flits upon an animated black and white WINDSCREEN (moves toward remote)(otherwise pitch darkness) movie eg:geez it's Donna Reed, returns to find guide---holy siege---it's Green Dolphin Street. Sustained hectic suspense of 1947 swiftly clipped up pAstAmodern + orchestrated sound track…

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Added by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 9:08am — 5 Comments

I Just Realized You're Alive

Posted by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 7:22amView Blog

NOVEMBER 22, 2009 3:21PM

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He snorted awake. Any day you can wake up without restraints is a good day. Supposing the water an eighth inch over everything, it appeared to be as good a day as any good day, 1/365th, that route South. They say you can go all the way from the Twin Cities (or is it Duluth?) down Highway 61 to Ft.Worth.

I would phone you.

You were happy, you seemed happy to me,…

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Added by J.P. Hart on March 23, 2019 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 8 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on March 22, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Train Blue Flash Fiction, Experimental

He wrote a new song, never got the gong, sipping his bong, never gone for long

then carpel tunnel, the sky in a funnel, the PO on four days, his diet, frito lays

he couldn't sell a damn thing, let alone sing, so he took to champagne, hisself to blame,

no goal to strive, no car to drive, no authority to take a dive, if a bear, he'd swat the hive

now but a jester, he fled the sequester, back to the bar, he runs again into Chester

he thought well shucks, why not cut and…

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Added by J.P. Hart on March 16, 2019 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 7 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on March 15, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

Progressive means Reversing Corporatists' Privatizing Gains while Socializing Costs

Progressive means Reversing capitalUSt$' Privatizing Gains while Socializing Costs

There’s more than one thing I would like to know from all candidates in contention for further nurturing progressive human capacities for love for our own species and others, for empathy, for truth, work and love for self-worth derived from contributing to the common…

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Added by moki ikom on March 11, 2019 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 6 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on March 8, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Black, Like Me?: A literary question and challenge

Most of us believe that we can write, otherwise we wouldn't be here.

Most of us believe that we are of sound mind, fertile imagination, and are socially aware and socially conscientious.

So here's the question and the challenge:

Without any substantive change in narrative and plot as written originally, and without any negative impact on popularity and audience acceptance, which of the following title characters, do you think, might well have been portrayed (or cast) as…

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Added by Ron Powell on March 7, 2019 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 5 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on March 1, 2019 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

He Rolled Seven ... ....Chapter Two

{Throwback Thursdays. Soon To Be A Regular Feature}





And by the time Big Cat's lithe helo lighted upon the narrow, blunted pyramid roof--- the helo at first invisible with ultra-finagled flage, whisper smooth--- the chrome-like edifice was fully under siege.

Only gun cabinets were unlocked.

Jorge phonechattered upstairs to Lola while Bennie and L struggled to reload the 12 gauge with a supply of rock salt, ka-blam ka-blam Bennie…

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Added by J.P. Hart on February 28, 2019 at 7:24pm — 3 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 4 - Sun on the Rocks

Summary of the amusement

Rejected by socialite Shalia Owell, who has discovered Clarity's false identity as Herbaline employee Darcy Emmers, Clarity becomes agenda and damage control assistant of Elsie Chu, the wife of Singapore billionaire Dao Bin, owner of wireless and telephony company Hunan Enterprises. Disenchanted by a rocky marriage and the lack of…

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Added by Workstudio on February 19, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Most Gripping Thing I've Read in Years

It’s not a book in my preferred mystery/thriller genre, not a book at all, or even short story, but this New Yorker article, about the best-selling author of the mystery/thriller The Woman in the Window. The article is a very long read—12,000 words—but I scarfed it down in one sitting, even though I’d laid down for a much needed nap. Within minutes I was wide awake.

The writer…

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Added by John Manchester on February 12, 2019 at 9:44am — 8 Comments

Hey, Where did Margaret go?

The woman in the back office was transforming bit by bit each day. No one noticed the incense at first, or the soft music, full of chimes and long sustained notes.

Her wardrobe went from Grandma-shops-at-Kohl's to flowing long jackets to coarse linen robes without any of the busy young women around her looking up from their laptops.

When one had a fight with her boyfriend, she appreciated the chocolate that appeared on her desk.

Another, who had made a very early…

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Added by Lydieth A on February 9, 2019 at 7:10am — 1 Comment

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