Short Stories and What Not

Should We Fall

The cry is heard, upon the ramparts. Ships on the horizon!! Hurry men, gather weapons. the enemy's wind is behind them. Should we fall, we fall with honor, for our hearts are brave and true. The King has mustered all his kingdom and set upon it his fire for life. Should we fall, we fail… Continue reading Should We Fall

Short Stories and What Not

“Between Us and Them”

BETWEEN US AND THEM Who created this line? between us and them. Who made up the rules this separation. We have the same heart beat, walk the same way, our skin may be different, our language not quite the same, so who said, it's between us and them. Was it the politicians, the government our… Continue reading “Between Us and Them”

Short Stories and What Not

“Closer to the Clouds”

For those who have camping on the brain...           Closer to the Clouds It is the rustling of the wind, or, perhaps the play of trees. The gentle sound of a hushed whisper, coming up over the mountain yonder way. Movement in rolling waves, as the breeze caresses the tops of… Continue reading “Closer to the Clouds”

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In honor of our Military: An Essay on Memorial Day

A couple of years ago, I wrote this little essay about Memorial Day.  In honor of those in my family who have served and are serving, friends who have served and others I don't know, I dedicate this blog post today to them.  Memorial Day 2010 This weekend I was hunkered down under an umbrella… Continue reading In honor of our Military: An Essay on Memorial Day

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“Empty Nest”

Congratulations to my daughter Calle for her recent graduation from Young Harris College, and her move to Texas to begin a new life. Kudos to my son Christian Chase Wallace, who made me proud for his decision to become a part of the 101st Airborne at Ft. Bragg, and the littlest one's work in art.… Continue reading “Empty Nest”

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Small bite of Horror from Collection of short stories “Lucifer’s Dead Lady Bugs”

Well I thought I would offer a bit of short horror after the day of love.   This little story won a Literary Award and was published in the Corn Creek Review.  Thought some might like to see what happens when love goes wrong. Vengeance          The figure was always a shadow, half hidden behind outdated… Continue reading Small bite of Horror from Collection of short stories “Lucifer’s Dead Lady Bugs”

Short Stories and What Not

“The Lonely Shore”

        The Lonely Shore Weather has changed Water cooler Leaves fallen from glory Lie beat, discarded Tossed about by the careless wind Rattling in discontent as they tumble and skip It understands This sense of emptiness This lonely shore Warmth is fleeting Sand, once filled with summer light Obscured now, by grayness… Continue reading “The Lonely Shore”

Short Stories and What Not

“Silence” / A Sci-Fi Short

When I dream at night, it is usually in major motion picture color, with added 3D clarity, which brings the visions to a striking realism. Here is one called "Silence." The world was quiet.  All the anxious fear had been silenced, and the only sound right now, was the gentle washing of the sea, as… Continue reading “Silence” / A Sci-Fi Short