Short Cord & Fang

Today, as I was writing a chapter for a new novel, I remembered one of the favorite people who I met many years ago. Although I don't remember his name, I do remember his story. For now, let me just call him Woody. He was in his early twenties; a rough-hewn man living in one of… Continue reading Short Cord & Fang


War Council

The diner itself probably dated from the mid-fifties or sixties and had not seen many upgrades since then. The same could be said for the assortment of employees and customers in attendance. Looking in from the sidewalk, through the foggy windows with the specials of the day that were written boldly in washable paint, it… Continue reading War Council

Writing With Style!

"I'll call for pen and ink and write my mind" ~ William Shakespeare You may have deduced from the banner of this blog that I love fountain pens. Well, you would be right on the mark. At one time, I owned several hundred fountain pens of every description, pens from the 1920s and 1930s to… Continue reading Writing With Style!

A Gift For Words

One of the most important blessings in my life has been my love of reading. My parents, grandparents and teachers taught me from an early age to not just enjoy books but to also really like to read. So many Christmases and birthdays involved books as gifts. Libraries and bookstores became my favorite hangouts. Later… Continue reading A Gift For Words