Category Archives: whimsy

IMAGINE…DREAMING AS A KING, INSPIRING AS A GANDHI, UNITING AS A MANDELA (or simply – using laughter to lighten another’s load)

by Raji Singh In celebration of Dr. King Day, we remember the heroes in our lives who give us a vision of what the future could be. Thank you, Dr. King. This post was the foundation of the novel, The … Continue reading

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YOU WILL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT, RAJI — A LINDIAN CHRISTMAS LESSON

I hope you’ll enjoy this Christmas tale from Fiction House Publishing’s book, The Seasons of My Giving Back, by Mark Rogers.  Happy Holidays! *     *     * Chapter 6 YOU WILL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT, RAJI – … Continue reading

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THANKSGIVING AT THE HOME OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN’S NE’ER DO WELL BROTHER (a delicious holiday repast)

By Raji Singh Happy Thanksgiving! Who knew we’d celebrate together by eating a bird once proposed as the symbol of America? A myth? But a delightful one! However, it is no myth that even joyful gatherings can have their edges. … Continue reading

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

By Raji Singh Creepy stories abound this time of year! But have you ever been frightened of …toes? We hope you enjoy this tale unearthed from the tombs of the Fiction House, a Halloween re-treat. *     *     * The High … Continue reading

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GOBLINS IN YOUR DESK DRAWER

(Previously posted on Pen in Hand) By Raji Singh October Horrors Await!  Some fear ghosts, skeletons, even neighborhood elves with hungry eyes and empty trick-or-treat bags.  But writers…that is altogether different.  Here’s an old favorite from dusty Fiction House files. … Continue reading

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LABOR’S DAY SMILE

by Raji Singh (editor, Fiction House Publishing) Happy Labor Day!  In honor of the laborers, we offer our thanks and a favorite post from the Fiction House Archives. *      *     * “…he died at age 52,” reports the network anchor, … Continue reading

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A BACK TO SCHOOL TALE: THE LEGEND OF THE SCARLET TOUNGED, BLUE MOUTH DEMONS

To our adult and teacher friends, we hope that this coming school year is a bright one for you and for our children.   As you face those young ones, many have fears they are afraid to express.  As you … Continue reading

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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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