Category Archives: Autobiographical Writing

A Flash of Lightning

Lightning Pictograph, Neolithic We were taken on the bus from Kindergarten to a state park where trees over a hundred feet high made shadowed places where deer could be seen if we were lucky.  There were paths we were to … Continue reading

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Childhood Fiction Lessons

Grew up around guys whose sense of humor included dead-pan tall tales, to test people, to see how far along they could string them.  If the listener didn’t balk, they were laughed at once they left.   It was more … Continue reading

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A Call For Enhanced Optimism

We all read Flowers For Algernon in school.  Daniel Keyes’s story of a man and his beloved mouse enhanced to genius, then reduced by the same drug to a descent into imbecility, is pathetic, horrific, and emotional.  It makes an … Continue reading

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Never Learn, Do We?

When I was in 5th grade I was chosen for a summer arts program at the school.  Ages ranged up to high school and kids were drawn from all over the area. These two guys stood out.  Slightly older, they … Continue reading

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“Hewit’s Report” by Gene Stewart in New Anthology of International Genre Fiction

     

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Me & Elves & Me

As to glimpses from windows, when I was 4 and 5, I used to watch what I called The Faeries outside, through my bedroom window, late at night. They’d play and work in our yard then, and often noticed me and tried to get me … Continue reading

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Shadowed Life Memoirs

Some Random Creepy Autobiographical Stuff: Small taters but true:  I was in the kitchen preparing the post-pills snack I’m supposed to have.  The floor was clear.  I know this because I’d dropped a fork.  Went into the living room to … Continue reading

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A Missing Time Incident

My friend Dan and I were talking one summer evening in my living room at 600 W. Lloyd St. in Ebensburg, PA.  We were sitting in the living room but around 11 my mother came partly down the stairs and … Continue reading

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What Suits the Audience

I watch SUITS. I see how it is manipulative, simplistic, and shallow, using every cheap soap opera trick to jerk the feelings of sappy open-mouth viewers. Every move is obvious, predictable, and as familiar as your own discomfort. I realize … Continue reading

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Come On

My father said, “Come on,” and we walked out of the house, through the yard, and into fields on hills.  We eventually descended into a copse and there amidst the trees he took out a revolver.  “Set me up some … Continue reading

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