Month: April 2016

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AS I LIKE IT! APRIL, 25 MAGNOLIA COTTAGE One of my New Year’s resolutions was that I would close my office and put the building on the market in 2016. I’ll turn 77 in September and my consulting practice has wound down to only a few old friends, […]

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FLASH FICTION ALLIGATOR CREEK Lance Corporal Eddie Swift huddled under his poncho, letting the rain beat down on his steel helmet. The machine gun emplacement filled with water every time it rained, and it rained on and off all the time. Eddie hadn’t been completely dry since landing […]

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AS I LIKE IT! APRIL, 18 COACH BILLY MUSTIN At Ole Miss they called him the Canton Comet. He was a 155 pound scat back, who could win ballgames with punt and kickoff returns. In Cleveland, Mississippi we called him “Coach.” Billy Mustin was 23 years old, when […]

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  FLASH FICTION October 12, 1492 The sun sank below the starboard bow, and the deck of the small caravel began to cool down, as the little ship rolled on the long waves of the ocean. Juan Bermejo and his three friends sat propped against the railing near […]

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AS I LIKE IT! APRIL 11 MERLE RONALD HAGGARD APRIL 6, 1937 – APRIL 6, 2016 On his 79th birthday, Merle Haggard died this week. Merle finally succumbed to a lengthy battle with pneumonia. His lungs just gave out. Nearly seventy years of smoking—if they grew it, Merle […]

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FLASH FICTION KLUG’S AWAKENING Klug stood in the opening of his cave, staring at the stack of smoldering wood he had covered with muddy dirt just before sundown last night. There were still wisps of blue smoke coming from a hole near the top of the stack. Klug […]

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APRIL 4 SPRING HAS SPRUNG I do understand that the official arrival of spring was March 20, but I never really believe it until several things happen. The first harbinger of spring, in my world, is the blizzard of yellow pollen that covers everything. The first year I […]