August 21, 2014
Before assigning the name Gold Hat to this character, B. Traven, mysterious author of the unique novel,
a. ate a cactus.
b. lived up to his neck in a mudhole for a week.
c. drank so much tequila that he levitated, and his serape turned phosphorescent green.
d. slithered on his belly through mesquite, eating dirt.
e. fled New York after punching Flo Ziegfeld.
August 20, 2014
Thing 1 – a well worn deck of cards missing its 3 of clubs
Thing 2 – a 100 watt light bulb, burned out
Thing 3 – a large key ring holding some 25 keys
Thing 4 – a human eye on a butter dish
August 19, 2014
This is my friend Elsa screaming at the church’s bells.
Church bells aside, she’s docile and pleasant for the most part.
August 18, 2014
Conrad was so happy.
He had 200 teeth.
He shed them every winter
and made a Christmas wreath.
August 17, 2014
Preparing for the opening night curtain a scant one hour away, each member of the cast looks deep within. All have highest hopes for their admittedly offbeat production of ‘Hello, Dolly’.
August 16, 2014
The graceful ptarmigan need not mend its fences.
August 15, 2014
Titania and Oberon stroll here often.
August 14, 2014
At last you have arrived at the cottage in the woods. You push the door open and enter. Fireplace. Plush chair. All you need to work on your manuscript for a few blessed days of peace and quiet. You shuffle out of your backpack and drop it to the floor. A muffled whump. Not the backpack. Seemed to come from the other room. ‘Hello. Anyone here?’ you say. You move toward the door to the other room, put your ear against it. Nothing. Silence. Then the door slowly swings open on its own. There she is. You die.
August 13, 2014
A few members of the Swiss Family Robinson not adjusting well to their return to civilization.
August 12, 2014
The bolder boulder bowled her over when, bearing flowers, he rashly rushed to her side.