A Play in One Scene: Glory on the Hashtag

THE CHARACTERS JOHN GERMAINE, a play-by-play announcer HAMISH MacFLAGON, a color analyst and former world champion PETER CHERSKY, a Russian championship contender EMILIANA, a Brazilian championship contender various officials and audience members   The Scene JOHN:           This is it, the match we’ve waited for all year! Welcome, everybody, to beautiful Dubai and the WFTTT World Tic-Tac-Toe…… Continue reading A Play in One Scene: Glory on the Hashtag

Satire: Philip Marlowe’s 1939 Christmas Card Note

Bob’s note: written for the season of good natures and with love and respect for Raymond Chandler’s work. The main case referenced below is the plot thread of Farewell, My Lovely, my favorite of the Marlowe books and set in 1939.  Christmas Eve, and a blade-straight wind is scraping dirt off the San Gabriel Mountains. Out…… Continue reading Satire: Philip Marlowe’s 1939 Christmas Card Note

An Open Letter to Cap’n Crunch Regarding the Current State of Crunchberry Handling

Dearest Captain Crunch, Oops? There you are, the famed naval commander, successful merchant and beloved naturalist, the brave explorer, pictured on cereal box after cereal box on our shelves, your eyes bulging with glee, silver fox mustache sparkling, hand extended out in pride toward a label declaring “Oops! All Berries!” To repeat, here is yet…… Continue reading An Open Letter to Cap’n Crunch Regarding the Current State of Crunchberry Handling

Behind the Short Story: “Whorling”

Albert Einstein–you know, he of the supercomputer brain–once dished out this observation on the universe: “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” Well said, but only half said. Sure, gravity doesn’t make people weak-kneed in love, but some force does, internal or external. Einstein didn’t name the cause because he didn’t know it. No one does. Love, a mystery.…… Continue reading Behind the Short Story: “Whorling”