All Blog Posts Tagged 'Fiction' (536)

UN-PUBLISHED!

UNPUBLISHED!

What??? Is that even a thing?

It is, as I discovered last Monday when I went to the book page for Never Speak on Amazon. I do it at least once a day to check my sales rank—a shameful practice which I try to justify by knowing that I’m far from alone.

When I looked on Monday the Kindle version of my book was gone. Had I violated one of Amazon’s unwritten rules, and they’d killed my book? A flurry of emails revealed the…

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Added by John Manchester on May 21, 2019 at 10:33am — No Comments

Overwhelmed In the House of Simon

We'd become a lucky people. I am compelled to tell you of the clarity, the vantage of the eagle, and the perspective of the dead. I'd gone as electric as I might that first day on the Great River. Perhaps selfishly, the subdued stage two engine had gotten me safely to the current, allowing me to steer silently. Moments ago two topless babes, in a well varnished-glossy, Chriscraft, cheerfully circled me. The girls were half…

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Added by J.P. Hart on May 21, 2019 at 1:15am — 12 Comments

The Shabby Sheik - 1 - Sun on the Rocks

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Watched by a ceiling camera inside a Macau casino, teleoperator Clarity Nice joins the woman watching her, videographer Plum Bailey, in a live dealer gambling room broadcasting over the internet. Plum leads Clarity with her on board Heir Force One, the plane of Sheik Haroun Al-Najib, a man known…

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Added by Workstudio on May 17, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

House Afire

He'd cowboys on his pajamas, barefooted he munched dry cereal colored like some crayons, three round colors, hmm hmm hmm, a little more drawing with green lower on the page, the cartoon just loud enough of the wolf chasing the bird, not much other light, two, three more round cereals, a little blue scratch scratch for sky, Smokey the Bear, he'd slowly color --- looking up at the tan canyons and green cacti the color he imagined already like tulips, like little wolf ears all around their…

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Added by J.P. Hart on May 11, 2019 at 10:27pm — 7 Comments

WOODEN INDIAN (Flash Fiction Fridays-J.P.Hart)

I have seen them. At times when the light is just so. I would like to describe it better. Unclear to me if you have seen such light. Maybe there are messages in birdsongs and one ought to record them, and create an index file, moments in order, to be reeled like panicked sunfish. I imply an image: light-just-so of an Indian not far, sighted, usually in buckskin is my guess, black bound hair on his back; the sky iridescent: aspen leaf yellow, violet and sharp blue, not a soft wisp blue but a…

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Added by J.P. Hart on May 10, 2019 at 12:25pm — 9 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 15 - 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 May 10, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Old Blue Jeans

I'd a '57 Chevy convertible in 1966. Paid $125. The Vietnam War: always on TV news. Fire fights, campaigns, numbers, always numbers, the war generally devoured Time magazine like a tiger atop a baby water buffalo. We sanded away the sunfade robin's egg blue, fixed-bondoed the rusted rocker panels---primed, and then spray glossed it a metal flake midnight. Older neighborhood guys were by this time flown home dead from the war. We scrubbed that canvas top as pure as the driven snow. Mothers…

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Added by J.P. Hart on May 4, 2019 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 14 - 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 May 3, 2019 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Vanity Ring - 13 - 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 26, 2019 at 12:11am — No Comments

Divided, We Fell.

            1980. Carter was well intentioned but no match for Dallas. The rise of American Fascism was not checked and segregation replaced with Internal state sponsored terrorism ...racism without race; the on going destruction of the FDR power base was not checked under Carter. It was not about race, it was about control; white elite control. 

             Legislating morality...White southern morality, perhaps related to Chip’s very public outing as a pot user may  have pushed…

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Added by Robert B. James on April 20, 2019 at 2:21pm — 6 Comments

The Vanity Ring - 12 - 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 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mad Dogs of Advertising: Beekeepers

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often play practical jokes on one. Another and this morning a mid-winter tractor-trailer woke me up, or accurately, the sound of air brakes scattered my troubled slumber. I-d disengaged all things electric, struggling for 'good sleep, the real deal, rest', having at least partially laid out a slightly-more-than-adequate 'neatly arranged suit case ready' and duffel bag yawned folded set to go ... there-d be a concert in Central Park for sure in late April. There was an odd sense,…

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Added by J.P. Hart on April 16, 2019 at 7:39am — 5 Comments

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

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