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The Seductive Charm of a Tentative Touch

March 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Afterlife, Clash of the Sexes, Disturbing, Dreams, Drugs, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Ghost Story, Horror, Human Nature, Imagery, Literary, Love, Love Triangle, Lyrical, Macabre, Magic Realism, Monster, Mood, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Paranormal, Romance, Scary, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted

Regal and relaxed; five foot six or so; in her early twenties; hair in a pixie cut; flawless light brown skin. Those were some of the phrases that came to Sylvia’s mind as the young woman floated into her store. Sylvia was alerted by the sound of a bell set off by the opening wooden screen […]

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Nostra and Damus

January 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Corruption, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Tragedy, Feel Good, Funny Paranormal, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Irony, Literary, Longing, Love, Lyrical, Macabre, Medieval, Monster, Mood, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Prose Poetry, Religion, Romance, Screwball, Storytelling, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Twisted, Wedding, Whimsy

Beginnings oft times are brutal. Unfortunately, so are endings. In between is mostly a race. A mad dash to grow up, acquire knowledge and earn a living, whether honestly or not. Events spin out of control. The passing show’s a blur. On the final leg, if we’re lucky and fate hasn’t already intervened, we race […]

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Foil’s Forsaken Folio

December 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academics, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Fairy Tale, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, General Humor, General Interest, Horror, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Macabre, Monster, Murder, Murder Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, School Days, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Zany

There once lived a king who loved the theater. His taste crossed all genres – romances, sophisticated comedies, broad farces and stomach-churning tragedies. He particularly liked historical pieces that featured his ancestors. Watching his predecessors parade around in crowns and tiaras while engaging in outrageous behavior was a self-centered delight. The royals’ peccadilloes were well […]

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Pretty Sure What Done Him In

November 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Academics, Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cop Humor, Cute, Disturbing, Fairy Tale, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Funny Noir, General Humor, Horror, Human Nature, Imagery, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Mood, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Noir, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Parable, Police Lifestyle, Sardonic, Satire, Scary, Screwball, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

“His brain was trashed,” she said. “Excuse me?” was his response. “I don’t know how it happened, but his brain was trashed. You know, like a hotel room after a rock star’s attack of indigestion,” said Corina. “Wow! Any idea how it happened?” asked Chief Inspector Beige. “I’m pretty sure I answered that question.” Corina […]

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Kiss Me Soft, Kill Me Quick

March 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Clash of the Sexes, Crossed Wires, Famous Actors, Fantasy, General Humor, General Interest, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Lyrical, Murder Mystery, Not As It Seems, Poem, Poetry, Puns, Romance, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Whimsy

I refer to this piece as half poetry, half storytelling and half crazy. Since there is a poetic element, I’d like the flow to be consistent down the page (or screen, actually, in this case). Thus present preamble to take the intro past the picture of the scholarly-looking gentleman on the right (your left). ** […]

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One Thousand Years of Baked Goods

March 6th, 2010 · 9 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Children and Pets, Coming of Age, Drugs, Fairy Tale, Family, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Funny Fable, Funny Horror, Funny Murder, Horror, Jokes, Lifestyle, Monster, Murder, Murder Mystery, Not As It Seems, Puns, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy

The following are the jounal entries of Mr. Justin Smythe, a gentleman hobby farmer living outside the lovely theatre community of Stratford, Ontario where a widely-known Shakespearean festival is held each year. Mr. Smythe’s life proceeds quietly as he tends his cattle and occasionally takes walks in 30 acres he has set aside on his property for […]

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Chasing a Murderer into Polar Bear Country

February 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Cop Humor, Cute, Funny Murder, Funny Religious, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Murder, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Sports and Recreation, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Chief Inspector Beige was never more glad to be home. He’d spent three days entangled in the lives of the rich and famous and was more off-balance than at any other time in his 45-year-old life. It had been a roller-coaster ride that lost its amusement appeal long before the final plummet.   Beige’s detective career spanned […]

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The Madame Lazonga Defense

January 1st, 2010 · 9 Comments · Allegory or Fairy Tale, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Coming of Age, Corruption, Cute, Drama, Entertainment, Family Humor, Family Tragedy, Farce, Funny Corruption, Funny Murder, Funny Scandal, General Humor, General Interest, Historical Romance, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Love Triangle, Macabre, Medieval, Murder, Murder Mystery, Not As It Seems, Offbeat, Romance, Romp, Satire, Scandal, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Whimsy

It was medieval times in Merry Olde England and tales of knights and dragons, sorcery and witchcraft still held sway over the land. Superstition was rampant and those who could foretell the future were held in high esteem. Revered for being at the top of her profession was Madame Lazonga, a woman who had grown […]

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