Author Archives: Mostly Anecdotal

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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The Owl

We travelled north. The Great Gray Owl travelled south. With the snow too deep at home, he agreed to meet us halfway. He arrived weeks before us but passed as a stranger for a time. We arrived in daylight, and … Continue reading

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A Country Besieged

We live in a country besieged, my wife and I. We're stressed, we wake during the night, we're tired. We watch the TV. People are marching in the streets while others complain about the marchers. Our so-called president tells us … Continue reading

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