Up through the time machine

I met some old friends for conversation last night, and they each offered me an insight or two. “Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation,” Ray said, encouraging me to leave something for posterity to chew on. Henry was in a reminiscent mood, and he hummed me an old LaplandContinue reading “Up through the time machine”

‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’

‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’ … a wise man once said — Google The Great and Powerful tells me it was Will Rogers .. or Dizzy Dean … or Muhammed Ali … or … and then somebody said if it IS true, of course it’s bragging. That is to say, if it’s NOT true,Continue reading “‘It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true’”

The world’s greatest comic magazine

Marvel Comics traces its history to just before World War II, but its modern era, the one that spawned almost all of the heroes in its popular series of superhero movies, began in late 1961 with the release of the Fantastic Four. They apparently realized they had started something special, because on the cover ofContinue reading “The world’s greatest comic magazine”

As Good As His Word

I could see them — Jeep and Blaine standing tall against Venusian villains. Adam and Joy unraveling the puzzle. Hank and “Stella” taking on the thieves of alien tech. I even could still see Devin Green realizing the truth about Krayatura. I could see them all. What dastardly villain inside me was preventing me fromContinue reading “As Good As His Word”

Ten openings plus one

The copper dome above the courthouse had faded to green long ago, testament to the bare fact that new and shiny doesn’t last. The old writer resolved to fill his page with the first lines of 10 stories and quickly second-guessed himself – “It’s finishing that I need to work on, not beginning” – butContinue reading “Ten openings plus one”