PINK AND WHITE

April 20, 2016

pink and white had a fight and when they were finished and done white and pink shared a drink and agreed that neither had won

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MY REPORT ON SPINES

April 19, 2016

Spines Spines are very useful. They are also very important. If we didn’t have spines, our bodies would droop. Spines can also be something else, like sharp prickles. You could get stabbed if you’re not careful. Spines are very important in our human society. They help us look around by having our heads up high. […]

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THE SUN CHASER

April 18, 2016

One day a long time ago Simple Septimus, the stable boy, asked his master, ‘What is the sun?’ ‘A great ball of fire,’ replied the master. ‘Where does it go at night?’ said Septimus. ‘Underneath to its golden palace where it rests and takes refreshment. Now get back to work,’ said the master. I would […]

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SANDBOX

April 17, 2016

Many of the writers I admire are like happy toddlers with pail and shovel set loose in the sandbox of language.

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A SENTENCE BY BERYL BAINBRIDGE

April 16, 2016

Then the water, first slithering, then tumbling, gushed us apart… Here we have a very fine sentence indeed from Bainbridge’s Every Man For Himself, a sinking of the Titanic novel.

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THE BUTTERFLY WOMAN KWIZ ANSWER

April 15, 2016

The other operators at the phone company always gave Alice plenty of space and would in fact pin themselves against the wall in order to give Alice ample room to pass by.

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THE BUTTERFLY WOMAN KWIZ

April 14, 2016

Alice Fenwick, posing here, wore this costume: a. daily when working as a long distance operator for the phone company. b. almost as often as she wore her daffodil costume. c. in public to humiliate her teenage daughter, Gwen. d. in a failed attempt to rule all butterflies.

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NAME CHANGE

April 13, 2016

When Mooncladdle Smith had finally had it up to here with his name, he legally changed it to Mooncladdle Popcornhead.

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TIPTOEING OPTIONAL

April 12, 2016
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MEETING THE GIANT – EXCERPT FROM A WORK-IN-PROGRESS

April 11, 2016

Arthur Peckham describes meeting the giant for the first time in an excerpt from THE GIANT: A Once Upon A Time Tale Of California And Nevada. I met the giant in Pasadena. I was playing Prince Charming in the musical ‘Into The Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim. Remember that one? I was The Wolf, too. Dual […]

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