A strange tree sits by Interstate 40. Strange because it is the kind of shrub that one would expect to find in the flower bed of a well-to-do home. This poem is inspired by this out-of-place shrub.
After WWI, 368 American soldiers have rested in graves in Flanders Fields. In this flash fiction, we are going to imagine the story of one who was MIA and did not make it to the fields.
This is not a syrupy treatise on Mothers Day; in fact, it is just the opposite. It is NOT fiction. It is my story about one of the worst days of my life. Truth is stranger than fiction.
A woman is walking down the street minding her own business, but she looks out of place. What do those bags contain? Is she homeless or a terrorist?
A satire/fantasy of a kingdom in trouble. Bankruptcy is eminent in Nomoreland, an ultimatum is issued, and a royal butt is saved by a queen's asking too many times, "Got any, Geetus?"
What is big and fat and gray and insolent? No, it’s not my mother-in-law, it’s a crazy groundhog that established residence on my roof.
I was on my way to work on a sopping foggy day, already feeling the pressure and in not too good a mood, but then, our Creator chose to reward me with a wonderful surprise.
Some call it the ugliest daffodil in the world, but others think it is beautiful. How did this once thought extinct native of Wales get into the Tennessee hills in the USA?
Here are a few laughs at my own people. This one features Toad Suck, a real place with a funny name.
This is a saga about a young man, his pregnant bride, her daddy and his shotgun. A typical Ozark hillbilly wedding.
A short ditty about a woman fed up with a MCP boss who tells him exactly what he can do with the job and starts to walk out. Surprisingly, well, you'll be surprised. Is it autobiographical? Could be!
An act of friendship between two young boys brings an unexpected consequence and tragically alters the course of one's life forever.
If the number of friends on FaceBook is any indication, Joey the Garden Cat is the most popular TV star in Arkansas. I am madly in love with Joey. Read his rags-to-riches story here.
I can't figure out why spiders are attracted to one of the cats' litterboxes. Are they crazy? Oh, well, they fit right in with this crazy household.
What is it like growing up in the household of an atheist and a Christian. Our household was a little different from that of my friends.
We had wanted an underground house for years, and finally we found the perfect one. Or did we? We learned the hard way what the advertising doesn't tell you.
The sock hop, a rockin' rollin' sock-footed dance craze of the 1950s was loved by all dancing teenagers.
If you've ever mistaken these words, you are not alone. I was a guilty party, although I knew their meanings. I decided to do a little research and find out why they are so commonly mistaken for each other.
A Hollywood starlet confronts a superstar over the theft of her husband. Who actually wins this catfight? Or is there a winner?
"There ought to be a law ...." Ever wonder how you can get one passed. Have you ever been curious about what goes on at your state capitol besides all the arguing? A precision staff works behind the legislative scene to...