Category Archives: whimsy

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

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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LABOR’S DAY

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

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THE LEGEND OF THE SCARLET TOUNGED, BLUE MOUTH DEMONS

To commemorate the new school year, here’s a whimisical excerpt from The Seasons of My Giving Back. *     *     * School’s JUST starting for some and forever out for many. Here’s a school daze reminiscing that nearly scared the “be-jeezers” … Continue reading

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CINCINNATI’S FIRST INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – A WHIMSICAL TALE

by Raji Singh Welcome to our annual 4th of July parade 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 eyes, you’ll think you’re drifting … Continue reading

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THE GLUMS

By Raji Singh Here’s an 1820’s tale about my great-great-grandfather, The Carper.  (An excerpt from Tales of the Fiction House) *   *   *   THE GLUMS – is what the Mariner sees in Carper when he stops his story. Crinkly lines … Continue reading

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FATHER’S DAY SCENTS AND SENSIBILITIES

by Raji Singh (A Favorite from our family’s past.  Happy Father’s Day!)   *    *    * PART I – FATHERS’ SENSIBILITIES I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from my parents and my … Continue reading

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PETS ON MEMORIAL DAY

By Raji Singh A favorite from the Fiction House Files… In honor of National Pet Month, our Memorial Day Tribute to our other family members… I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY MAGIC

by Raji Singh In honor of our mothers, 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 sinking ferry near … Continue reading

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A-TAX ON SYNTAX: HAPPY TAX WEEKEND

by Raji Singh We’re in the Ides of April, National Poetry Month. Here’s a little celebratory prose and verse, To lighten the burden of the tax day curse. It’s the 1890s. Fiction House’s hired hand, Efraim Ephraim, lounges alone in … Continue reading

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY TALE– RRROSE HEATHER, A DAUGHTER OF OL’ IRE-LAND

By Raji Singh Just one of the 1,001 Tales residing for all eternity in the Fiction House. (James is a four-year-old foundling.  His ill fate causes him to loose his memory.  Turt is a long-lived sort of giant turtle, ferrying … Continue reading

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