Category Archives: humor

CINCINNATI’S FIRST INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – A WHIMSICAL TALE

by Raji Singh To those who join together in Life’s parade. Welcome to our annual 4th from  Tales of the Fiction House. Have a wonderful holiday! Cincinatti, July 4, 1826 The Cincinnati wharf-shack sways in a light breeze. Close your … Continue reading

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A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, PART TWO: NORTH TO CINCINATTI AND FREEDOM

By Raji Singh CONTINUED: The realistic ante-bellum Underground Railroad journey of Kunta Kinder to free slaves. This week:  His surrealistic river rafting to freedom. *** One may wonder: When Turt’s not rollin’ down a Kentucky hill, strollin’ a parade, helpin’-out … Continue reading

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A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, PART I

by Raji Singh  Happy Juneteenth! We celebrate the day we finally proclaimed the freedom inherent to all souls.  Our thanks to Ms. Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” who championed this national holiday. ***** In commemoration, we recall our hero, … Continue reading

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FATHER’S DAY SCENTS AND SENSIBILITIES

by Raji Singh Whether your fathers are near, far, past, or present, they live forever in our hearts. Here is a favorite from our Fiction House family’s archives. Happy Father’s Day!   *    *    * PART I – FATHERS’ SENSIBILITIES … Continue reading

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PETS ON MEMORIAL DAY

By Raji Singh When Life throws curve balls, our pets stay beside us.  All it takes is some tasty food, warm beds, (or cool tanks), and loving attention, and they return comfort when we need it most. To honor them, … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC

by Raji Singh In honor of mothers, we offer this tale from the archives of The Fiction House… I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from my mother and father on board a … Continue reading

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MAY DAY ON THE BAYOU IN POEM AND STORY

By Raji Singh Fly with us into the joy of May and new beginnings!      ***     ***     *** From the Archives of the Fiction House.  Happy May Day! “Today Thibidioux chil’ to be born. Butterflies … Continue reading

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EYES OF A LIFETIME: A BAYOU POEM

By Raji Singh As we struggle across the world with our mortality, it is good to remember that we will always live on in the thoughts of those who love us. *     *     * FROM THE FICTION HOUSE FILES: A … Continue reading

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A-TAX ON SYNTAX: HAPPY TAX WEEKEND

by Raji Singh Are you ready to hit the send button on your electronic file or stick the stamps on those envelopes?  Sounds like a time to kick up your heals and enjoy. *     *     * … Continue reading

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THE TALE OF AN EASTER LILY AND A DESERT RESURRECTION IN POETRY AND PROSE

By Raji Singh It is a time for Easter, Passover, and various human (‘two-leg’) celebrations. Plant, bird, butterfly, and creature (the ‘four-legs’) celebrate, too. They call it Transformation: The Time of the Great Desert Pilgrimage. For your two-leg reading pleasure, … Continue reading

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