Remembering John Lennon


I've been thinking about the controversy he seemed to continually generate. Why? He was honest and bold. He believed in using the platform he'd been given as a world figure to promote his views. Was he cynical and bitter? Sometimes he seemed that way, but as Husband pointed out in a conversation we had just yesterday...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: Eve's Unequal Children


“This is a little known work in German by the Grimm brothers. A Bible tale rather than a fairy tale. I've done my own translation into contemporary English. It makes a beautiful philosophical point and a nice piece for the Christmas season.” -- Harry

“When Adam and Eve were driven from paradise, they were forced to build a house for themselves on barren ground somewhere east of Eden. Life was hard and they earned their bread by the sweat of their brow. Adam hoed the field, and Eve spun the wool, and every year Eve brought a child into the world. Some were beautiful – some were ugly...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: From Princess to Queen


“A ‘Thanksgiving’ tale...” -- Harry

“She sat around watching television and writing in her blog and all the time she prayed some dark handsome stranger, (preferably one of royal blood) would scale the walls of her father’s remote castle and carry her away. As she grew older she lowered her standards a little and would have settled for someone less athletic and romantic. Sitting alone in the tower of her father’s castle she remained remote, chaste and inviolate...”

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NaNoWriMo - It's On, Baby!


There are no winners or losers.  It's the international community of writers--hundreds of thousands have signed up this year--cheering each other on.  The first couple of days were tough.  I already had my beginning, had introduced the main characters and the plot, but I had no idea where the story was going...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: The Children of Melot


“They rode their carrousel until they tired of it. They walked the tiny bridges that spanned the painted landscapes. Tiring of that, they see-sawed, swung and sang to the wind chimes. Sometimes they listened to stories told by the bards of the castle of Melot. In rainy weather they played indoors. The King’s musicians would perform for them, or the King himself might tell them of his glorious exploits in the Royal House of Melot...”

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@ChanceIsTheDog


Follow Chance the Dog's insightful yet slightly stupid StoryRhyme Twitter Tweets...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: The Ministry


“The Goddess came down from the mountain top, and here at this very spot she knelt and kissed the earth. From her kiss sprang a fountain of cold clear water. It became a pond. It grew to a lake and from the far end of the lake a river flowed out to nourish the land back to health again...

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September..!


When I was a young girl, back in the days when we'd ride our dinosaurs to school, in a time before Crocs and Vans and other comfortable slip-on shoes were invented, in those days, we went back to school in September... Read More...

Life's Teachers


Just yesterday we talked about [self-edited because Husband thought the subject matter was too gory and morbid]. We also talked about head transplants and their practicality, the whole "ethical" question, and the downright Frankenstein-ishness of it... Read More...

Something to Get Really Excited About!


Intentional misspellings, potty humor, robots, nuclear waste, and crude drawings...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: The Man Who Would Be King


“Let me see,” he said to an old man feeding his chickens. “Suppose there was a precipice in front of you, and your next step would be your last... Who would warn you in time?”

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The First Day of Summer?


Pitch black outside, I braved my way up onto Charlie's fort carrying a tiny pin light, clutching a pillow... Read More...

StoryRhyme's "Five Most..."


Our most popular stories, pages and searches during June, 2010... Read More...

Some People Love Their Jobs


Once in a while, I have an encounter that makes me feel so sour and angry and wretched inside. I really hope I don't have that effect on other people, I really don't, and can't imagine my life's work being to have that effect on others... Read More...

Summer's Resolutions


7. Have drinks with umbrellas...

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210,000 Gallons a Day?


...and so far, we're basically screwed.... Read More...

StoryRhyme After Dark: Father Sebastian


“Father Sebastian closed his ledger book. As of this date there were seventeen children of God. They were orphans, but to Father Sebastian they would always be the children of God -- until they were adopted...”

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My Reflections on Mother's Day, Updated


I think the whole notion of Mother's Day needs to be addressed. My dear mother has found the holiday to be a Hallmark manipulation; a day of obligation. The retailers go into full production mode, it's overdone, overhyped, overpriced, and restaurants are so packed as to be ridiculous...

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My Work In Progress


I have to admit, my blog has been gathering a bit of dust lately. I haven't been as diligent as I should be -- my writing energies have been focused elsewhere...

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Earth Day 2010

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StoryRhyme After Dark: Sunset Land


“The young man stared fixedly at the setting sun. ‘Think how wonderful it must be to live where the sun sets. Look there old man, it’s touching down just over the crest of that long dark hill. That’s where I want to be...’”

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StoryRhyme After Dark: Small George


“George has been walking all day. His feet are sore and he is hungry. He is on his own; just like a rolling stone. He asks himself a pointed question, “Who’s going to stop and give a dwarf a ride?” His answer is simple: “Nobody, that’s who...”

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St. Patrick


So, why is corned beef and cabbage traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare, you ask..?

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Positively Springlike


I love spring and its perfect weather, not too hot but not cold either. Just right for kicking back and finishing that book you've been reading. I have just a few more pages of Catcher in the Rye that I decided to re-read after J.D. Salinger's passing...

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StoryRhyme After Dark: Fur Elise


"Yes, I know he doesn’t smell very nice, Elise, and yes he has food all over his shirt , but he’s a great composer, dear – he’s not like real people..."

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Cats in Curlers


It's a good look, but I don't know how you would get the curlers to stay on...

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Behind the Story: The Cursed Thing


"Once Tanko came upon the small village, he ventured over to a trading stand to see if the traders knew what this green thing was. The traders were greatly interested by the item, even though they had not the faintest idea what it was..."

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StoryRhyme After Dark: Saving the Hoboken Ferry


"Gladys Worthington of Hoboken, New Jersey may have saved as many as 20 people from a watery grave this morning – and then again, maybe she did not..."

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The Lightbulb Myth (and the lightbulb joke)


She would be one of the two that complained about how the previous lightbulb was so much better. She wouldn't have mixed the martinis, she wouldn't have called the electrician, she would have called Husband... Read More...

New Year and New Books


It took me back to my young self when it made such an impression on me. It's also a favorite of Husband's. Teen angst, class distinctions, unaware parents, rebellion, depression, sadness -- it's got everything a young person could ask for...

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