Okie poet society, a poem.

Red Dirt Poetry. By Okie beyond borders Dusty winds whistled about Through the baren leafless trees. The rusty sandpaper sky hung over the horizon like a theater backdrop As if In a John Steinbeck novel. Shuffling and searching in the foreground for whatever meager sustenance there possibly could be Were silhouettes of three searchers. Billy,Continue reading “Okie poet society, a poem.”

A pillowy mound of pillows.

I absolutely don’t get it! Sheba, my secret spouse, insists we have piles and piles of pillows on our bed. Pillows that cover half the bed. And we are talking a queen size bed. What is Sheba trying to accomplish here? Are we to hide under them during a bombing raid? Or dig in underContinue reading “A pillowy mound of pillows.”

Letters to: Ask Uncle Charlie.

Ask Uncle Charlie. Dear Uncle Charlie, It’s about my brother and his wife. Actually, it’s about him, his wife and his two Persian cats and a gray parrot named Archimedes. It’s about them all when they come to visit our home. The problem is when my brother and his ‘Animal-rights’ wife come to visit, theyContinue reading “Letters to: Ask Uncle Charlie.”

Out of office and will return July one.

Just so you won’t think I fell into a black hole and will never return, I am on holiday in the Land of Enchantment. Sometimes called New Mexico. My bluetooth keyboard and iPhone is too slow to compose anything of a serious magnatude. Just short dopey statements like this. So enjoy the blather break. Chuck.

Book Report.

Collaboration. The skill of a suspense writer co-authors with a country music legend who has been there and done that. She certainly knows of which she speaks. For any country music want-to-be, for the reader this book could possibly offer some advice on navigating the basics of “making it big” in country music. Maybe. ButContinue reading “Book Report.”

Bang or Benoodled?

Bang or Beseech? The Big Bang theorist claim the Creationist has no proof of the creation. The Creationist says the Big Bang theory is not provable. Neither theory had any reporters documenting the extraordinary events or photographs taken at that time. No witness? No theory. Neither ten thousand years ago nor 500-million years ago. RadiocarbonContinue reading “Bang or Benoodled?”

Brothers Grimm! Kiss my butt.

`Story time rewrite. The original version of the story just does not work. The rough edges need some buffing and sanding down in order to present it responsibly to your grandchildren. Kids today just could never go for guts and gore. So, sanitizing the original story is most necessary. But all of this is dependentContinue reading “Brothers Grimm! Kiss my butt.”

Write me a story.

Stepping lively in her new pink New Balance running shoes, Michael Anna was speeding between ancient class buildings. In a big freaking rush to get to her Third-World Economic class she was to lecture as an adjunct. Being a first semester senior, she had agreed to occasionally lecture with the agreement that the university wouldContinue reading “Write me a story.”

Looking for a good ending.

Writer’s challenge. He was in a rush picking out a last pair of socks from his sock drawer. Discovering, to his horror, one sock was brown and the other red and white stripe. He was miffed because he was late to a significant business meeting with his bankers. However, he was hoping to find pantsContinue reading “Looking for a good ending.”