Flash Fiction Friday – The Straw I Grasp at to Break the Camel’s Back

 The Straw I Grasp at  To Break the Camel’s Back Published by The Journal of Microliterature There is a straw – a girl, really – that I grasp at vainly. Very vainly. I stare in the mirror and think I’m beautiful as I grasp. She’s a straw that I know I’ll never wrap my lipsContinue reading “Flash Fiction Friday – The Straw I Grasp at to Break the Camel’s Back”

The Lost Art of Letter Writing #1 – Ireland, 1930

Tallow. Co. Waterford Ireland 5th July 1930 To Mrs. Johanna O’Brien Dear Madam. The pastor handed me your letter with dollar enclosed as I have the furnishing of certificates as Clerk of the R.C. Church here in Tallow. I searched from 1860 to 1870 and went to 1873 and back to 1859 and failed toContinue reading “The Lost Art of Letter Writing #1 – Ireland, 1930”

Flash Fiction Friday – FHONY (Fictional Humans of New York) #1

I met him in a bathroom under the West Escalator in Grand Central. That’s a shitty place to meet a guy (no pun intended) but he was cute. In a masculine way, which I like. I was never into guys who were consumed with their femininity. There’s women for that, after all, if that’s whatContinue reading “Flash Fiction Friday – FHONY (Fictional Humans of New York) #1”

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

The first music I got into was the Beatles’, followed soon after by Bob Dylan’s. It was an easy transition from Magical Mystery Tour to Highway 61 Revisited but when I picked up The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan that was a little different. This wasn’t rock music. It was called folk. In the wonderful way thatContinue reading “Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)”