Category Archives: Whimsey

No. 110: THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER IN A POTTER’S FIELD

 by Raji Sing Everyone knows the story of Johnny Hempseed. In the 18th Century, a high-minded Benjamin Franklin commissioned J. H. to sow hemp seed throughout the land to grow the fledgling nation’s cordage industry. The present day taxing bureaus … Continue reading

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THE DISPUTIN’ RASPUTINS OF THE HIGH SEAS (AND THEIR WALK-OFFS)) – A HALLOWEEN SPOOKER

By Raji Singh Unearthed from the tombs of the Fiction House, a Halloween re-treat. *     *     * The High Seas players: The Pirates- a scurvy lot Their Capt’n- a lice-ridden fiend Captain Polly – Capt’n’s enslaved parrot Turt- a good-natured … Continue reading

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POST No. 108: BOOKTOBERFEST

By Raji Singh October is National Book Month.  I wonder if any cities or countries have Book Parades, festivals, or Book Games to celebrate.  I hope you’ll enjoy this short scene from my novel, Tales of the Fiction House.  It … Continue reading

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No. 107: AN OCTOPUS GARDEN – PART III, FINALE

Raji Singh’s Lore of the Lindian Woods        Torn from her home by a tsunami, young Ollie Octopus comes to live in the Lindian Woods pond. She cannot leave it and return to the sea. She would be out of … Continue reading

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No. 106: AN OCTOPUS GARDEN, PART 2

Raji Singh’s Lore of the Lindian Woods Last week: A tsunami sweeps young Ollie Octopus far from home, to the vilest of places, a garbage dump. To survive, she must reside in a discarded water tank. Bulldozers prepare to bury … Continue reading

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No. 105: AN OCTOPUS GARDEN, PART I

Raji Singh’s Lore of the Lindian Woods Once upon a time… A powerful earthquake causes a violent tsunami. Jet ocean waves wrench a toddling octopus from her happy cove. Her eight arms whirl and whip like seaweed in a whirlpool. … Continue reading

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No. 104: OF SUPERMOONS, SCUPPERNONGS AND SUMMER

by Raji Singh The blissful harvest of all our autumn experiences yet-to-come: Quietly it approaches. I hope your fall is bountiful. The yield from the summer of 2014, a blaring brass band of the warmest of memories, preserves in the … Continue reading

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No. 103: THE TOAD SISTERS REFINE THE JUICE OF THE STUMP

 Raji Singh’s Lore of the Lindian Woods What is it that Tillie and Ginger, the Toad Sisters enjoy most in all the world? Gathering fruit, and giving it to the sickly creatures of the Lindian Woods. Their kind act helps … Continue reading

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No. 102: LABOR’S DAY

by Raji Singh (editor, Fiction House Publishing) “…he died at age 52,” reports the network anchor, breaking the news of the death of….“A successful business person, he was known to proudly brag of working 16 hours a day, usually 6 … Continue reading

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No. 102 : THE FROG BROTHERS FIRST CRUSH (a tale of youth)

Raji Singh’s Lore of the Lindian Woods     Since barely past being tadpoles Frer and Brer, the Frog Brothers have liked the little Toad Sisters. Many frog friends advise, “Keep to your side of the pond, Brer and Frer.” Brer and … Continue reading

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