Author Archives: Mostly Anecdotal

A Day of Rest

It was fun for a while Donald, your bumbling, your guffaws, your shenanigans. We enjoyed opening the paper or turning on the TV to see what mischief you were up to each day. Would you tweet the end of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Making the Bed

We just finished making the bed, my wife and I. I helped in my half-hearted way. Now finished, she picks up a scrap of paper from the floor and drops it in a nearby wastebasket. She pauses, she looks at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thrill Me: Essay’s on Fiction by Benjamin Percy

I’m undisciplined and lazy, and so long ago I decided I should learn to write by osmosis. I would read—voraciously as is my custom—books on craft, novels, short stories, essays, poetry and the secrets would fill the cracks and crevices … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Trump World

You buy a ticket, you board the bus, and then you discover that you’re on the wrong one. You thought you were going north, but you’re going south. This bus is headed for Trump World. You’d like to get off, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Four-Leaf Clover

He searched all afternoon for a four-leaf clover and finding it in a glimmer of late afternoon light ripped one leaf off leaving three and good luck for another day.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Snow

The snow is falling again today, and the walks need shoveling, but summer is just months away and spring mere days. The temperature forecast is sufficient to turn frozen glittering solids to liquid, then vapor, then clouds that move to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Hammers and Stuff

This is a story about too much stuff. I thought to call it hoarding, but that's too disagreeable. We can't find the hammer. It's not in its designated place, which means it is at the last place it was used … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments