Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Did I hook you with that question? A waiata is a Maori song. Waiata serve many functions. They can be used to support a whaikōrero (formal speech) or sung to express grief after a death. Waiata were used to help teach children, to urge people to take up a cause, or to … More What’s a Waiata? — Calling for Songs for Weekend Short Stories
Wednesday, November 24, 2022 Hello everyone. In a few hours it will be Thanksgiving Day here in the USA. In addition to the giving of thanks, it’s associated with good food, football games, and shopping. I’m grateful for a lot, but I haven’t been able to write because of my “stuff.” One thing that always … More Birds of a Feather — Book Fair!
Saturday, November 19, 2022 A few of you may have noticed that my Weekend Shorts post has been removed. Here’s why. We’ve been down this road before. Everyone entitled to freedom of speech. (Even if it is harmful speech.) You can have whatever vocabulary you want. (Even if others find your words profane.) Most … More One More Time… About Sweet
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Hello everyone. As you know, I usually limit my blog to two posts per week. However, this week I’m making an exception. Many of you know Robbie Cheadle (Roberta Eaton Cheadle). So, you likely know that her son Michael had surgery this week. In weeks before that, Robbie had been working … More New Micro-Read from Robbie Cheadle
Wednesday, November 16, 2022Welcome, all. I hope the first half of your week has been good. The bright spot in my week is a book review. It’s gratifying and actually humbling to see A Peril in Ectoplasm: Just Once More get such wonderful attention. What a fabulous blogging and reading community we have! I’m honored … More Wednesday Writing — Two #BookReviews from Dan Antion at No Facilities
Saturday, November 12, 2022 Happy weekend, all. I’m afraid my week went sideways, and I didn’t get any writing done. I was feeling bad about not doing a post today… then it hit me that I could rerun something. I’ve posted this short story from the “Pip-verse” a few times over the years, but it’s … More Weekend Shorts ― Turkey Time for Pip
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Thursday Doors to Indie Books Welcome to my sanctuary. In this magical place, we can be any-when. Multiple whens might even colide. My mind is still in the 1920s with “A Peril in Ectoplasm.” When I think of that decade, I also think of all things Art Deco. That style often … More #ThursdayDoors to #IndieBooks — Art Deco Doors
Saturday, November 5, 2022 Hello, everyone. I’m back with more Weekend Shorts. Also, I brought along the Pumpkin Hat Girls again. They were up for some more Twilight Zone-ish fun. Back when I asked photographers and artists to send me three images that were “generally related” one another (unlike the randomness of the reader things … More Weekend Shorts — Do Not Enter, featuring Resa McConaghy