Starlight Twinkles

Starlight twinkles, playing between the clouds, he stands and listens to the hiss of aurora, spreading fanlike overhead, and dreams of joining eternity. Arms spread palms flat, night wind strums his hair, he feels the power, of his fathers’ calling, tucks his knees and flys, heavenward to the light, restrained from the cosmos, by the […]

Renovate This!

(Excerpt from ‘The Marcy Street Irregulars and Other Fables’, my upcoming collection of life and mishaps in a small town) June is Brain Injury Awareness Month, also known around our house as the month my wife proves to the world that yes, in fact I was dropped on my head as a baby. Two Junes […]

An Ordinary Man

[This short story began as a challenge by Diane Schuett, producer extraordinaire of the South Bruce Christmas Show, to create an unique work for my ‘annual’ Christmas reading in the show. It will be including in the upcoming anthology of ‘short stories and snacks’ called ‘The Marcy Street Irregulars & Other Fables’ – ml] * […]

Spring has Sprung

(It has been 20 years since I wrote this, and my back STILL hurts) An orchestra of birds outside my window this morning reminds me that yet another New England winter has come to an end. Time to unglue the venetian blinds and open up a window or two. I love the springtime; birds chattering […]

Addie And The Goldfish

It has been more than 40 years, so the story may be more apochryphal than truthful, but certainly qualifies as Irregular. Aleida Wilhelmina Diderica Jager was a product of the war. Born in the early 20’s in Arnhem, she was a teenager when Hitler marched into Holland and lived through the years of skimpy vegetables […]

Caviar and Crackers

Salt taste, rippling across my tongue, rolling black pebbles bursting at the edge symbolic life to slake my thirsty palette long draughts of femininity at it’s source reduced to here and now encased in the soft tang slipped between my lips and then the cracker, bitten… hard! ©2000

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