A Generous Bus Passenger

Last Thursday evening I bicycled to the Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station to catch a bus out to Soquel to watch a spoken word event.  I arrived five minutes ahead of the scheduled departure, but the bike rack on the front of the bus was already filled to its maximum capacity of three.  I queried … Continue reading A Generous Bus Passenger

Redwood Summer Chapter 16 (repost)

Rewrite of chapter 16 of Redwood Summer, a novel of 1990 San Jose.  In this next to last chapter, the main character visits his best friend under unfavorable circumstances.  They conflicted the last time they saw each other so they have some making up to do.  Link below.  About 1,800 words. via Redwood Summer Chapter … Continue reading Redwood Summer Chapter 16 (repost)

Fibbing Friday (1/31/20)

(More Fibbing Friday mendacity prompted by pensitivity101, the theme of this one appears to be animals and other random things.  As always, I did my best at being dishonest with the answers, and that's the truth.  Link below to original post.) https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/fibbing-friday-31st-january/ 1. Why did the boy remain on the burning deck?   To enjoy his … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (1/31/20)

A Book/Film That Has Changed The Way That You Think (7 Days 7 Posts)

(This is a prompt from the website daysixtyfive.com, day four of seven posts in seven days, subject: a book/film that has changed the way you think.  Link below.) https://daysixtyfive.com/2020/01/25/7-days-7-posts-your-daily-post-topics-starting-27-01-2020/ There are many books and movies that affected me in some way, and some more than others.  Of those that affected me deeply, most I would … Continue reading A Book/Film That Has Changed The Way That You Think (7 Days 7 Posts)

Fibbing Friday (1/24/20)

(More Fibbing Friday, and this one is about cats (last one was about dogs, so equal time).  Though I'm not a good liar, cats are excellent at sneakiness and deception, which helped me write my untruthful answers.  Link to original post below.) https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/fibbing-friday-january-24th-2020/ Why did ancient Egyptians worship cats?   Hypnosis Why is it said that … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (1/24/20)

99 Word Prompt: Protest

(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by CarrotRanch, and the theme of this one is protest.  Protests can be unsettling and controversial, but they're also one of the cornerstones of free speech and democracy, as well as a method of raising public awareness of important issues.  However this flash fiction piece is just silly … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Protest

Fibbing Friday (1/17/20)

(Another entry into the Fibbing Friday derby of deception, posted by pensitivity101, today's theme: dogs.  Dogs are a paradoxical subject for lying because they are so sincere and guileless.  This makes coming up with funny answers a challenge, but if only one of my false answers is funny, then I've done my job.  Link below.) … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (1/17/20)

Fibbing Friday (1/3/20)

(More deception, mendacity, and straight up bamboozling for Fibbing Friday, this one prompted by pensitivity101.  I'm not sure if this questionnaire has a particular theme, but as always, I was as untruthful as my talents would allow.  Link to original post below.) https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/first-fibbing-friday-of-2020/ It’s obvious what baked beans and baked potatoes are. But what is … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (1/3/20)

Fibbing Friday (12/20/19)

(Another Fibbing Friday prompted by pensitivity101, this one Christmas themed.  As always I lied with the best of my abilities while also adhering to the solemnity of the theme and the spirit of the holiday season.  I never was good at lying effectively because I have so many tells, but these Fibbing Fridays are inspiring … Continue reading Fibbing Friday (12/20/19)