Caronavirus and Homebound

  My wife and I are homebound. We have been for three weeks, and it seems we will be for another month. Homebound – Stay Home Order The coronavirus has changed everything for us, my wife and I. Maryland’s governor has issued a new order requiring us to stay home. …

A Birthday Short Story

Writing a short story and posting to my blog site is a good way to kill time while homebound. This is the one I wrote today. I hope you enjoy Begin my short story   I sit at the table. The birthday cake with thirteen candles before me. Another birthday. …

Coronavirus Disrupts Our Life

  “Septuagenarian versus the coronavirus” might make a movie title for life today. Perhaps it should be “Coronavirus against the earth.” Life normal I am a septuagenarian plus and my wife in her mid-sixties. The first news stories brought few cares, and our lives remained unaffected. We shopped per usual, …

Military Bowling Championship 2020

The 2020 Military Bowling Championship saw changes to format and venue. This year they changed to South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. This enabled all participants to bowl at the same facility. Past years saw the Active Duty division bowl at The Orleans and the Retired …

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden   Rebecca Hayden, the protagonist in one of my novels, served as a handmaiden to a goddess. She was favored with great healing powers and healed many close to death. In previous chapters, she lost favor for lying to the High Priestess, and by default of the Goddess. …

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year! The refrain rang around the world as the clocks struck midnight locally. Millions attended parties to celebrate the start of a new year. Some celebrated the start of a new decade, while others celebrated the start of the last year of the decade. Whatever your feelings, everyone …

Osbourne “Ozzy” McKay-The Cat

Days to Remember Some days are remembered by something that happened on the day. People think of D-Day on June 6th and the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th. Sometimes I remember King, my Golden Retriever, passing when we celebrate Autumn’s birthday. Autumn is my daughter’s next youngest. King …

Drafting a Novel and Particularity

Writing a novel is a more challenging process than I bargained for when I started. The desire to author a novel came when I was considering things to do in retirement. I had never heard of “particularity.” First novel I was sixty-six when I began the draft of Saving Delisanna. …

A Bit of Writing

A short selection from my current work-in-progress involving the Goddess Kiliane and the God Kourrus, her mate. They returned to Kiliane’s palace. She feared to be alone and asked him to stay the night. Though he held her, she dreamed of being sucked into an orb. The nightmare scared her …

NANOWRIMO and Ray Bradbury

NANOWRIMO is approaching the finish line. Last year I sprinted across the finish line with an extra two hundred fifty words in a draft work of fiction. I didn’t take the challenge this year but remain busy revising and editing last year’s work. Which made me think of  my only …