Gros Bon Ange (The Tormented Tale of Chesapeake Charlie ~ A Prequel)

That pet hound of yours with the big brown eyes, floppy ears and wet kisses ain’t the same temperament as the half-dozen ones who’s claws ripped through the cold mud in pursuit of human flesh that long ago October night. Those Eastern Shore hounds of old knew a thing or two about tracking down a …

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No Small Irony

One of the more favored arrows in the quiver of partisan trolls from any locale on the political spectrum is to bring attention to any irony in an opponents viewpoints. I don’t begrudge anyone using irony to make a vivid point. I often do it myself. Irony’s comeuppance often lends a fine humor to both …

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A Holy Crock

“Good evening,” asked the young man with a few raps on the open office door, “Professor Wheeler, isn’t it?” “Yes,” said the professor sitting at his desk in a small pool of somber lamplight. “May I have a moment of your time?” “It’s been a bit of a rough day. Tomorrow might be better.” “I …

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& Nancy Ladies and gentlemen, please center your attention on our Center-of-Attention. Nancy, the stage, the spotlight, the floor, here, are all yours. Was it ever not? How could you play it shy with feathers so fancy? They begged to be fanned, we could see it, Nancy. Let’s strike up the band, lift up the …

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JOHN Eyes open in darkness, besting the lazy sun. Man, you were given quite something to best a birth into nothing. Strong hands, a spirit to match, both competing, pushing each other higher. A battle thus within, you could not help but win. Was it so obvious? Where there was nothing, man, you’d become something. …

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