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VALENTINE, COME WITH ME TO THE KISSING TREE (A SUMMER ROMANCE)

What is summer without a summer romance? Though they may not last forever, the memories do! Enjoy a memory of a young boy’s summer bliss in this loving piece from the Fiction House Publishing’s,  The Seasons of My Giving Back … Continue reading

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THE GLUMS, PART II

By Raji Singh Today is National Ice Cream Day!  So, have a bowl and forget your glums! Here’s an 1820’s tale about my great-great-grandfather, the Carper. (An excerpt from Tales of the Fiction House) *    *    * Mariner … Continue reading

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THE GLUMS

By Raji Singh In case you need something to cheer you up after the 4th of July fireworks have faded, here’s an 1820’s tale about my great-great-grandfather, The Carper.  (An excerpt from Tales of the Fiction House) *   *   *   … 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 out to sea. But Carper’s are open and he glares at Laza Bones’ wanted poster […]

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DREAMS OF CALICO, BUTTERFLY FANTASIES

This is National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the billions of small creatures who bring flowers and food into our lives.  In their honor, we revisit one of our favorite Fiction House creatures, the butterfly Calico. From Tales of … Continue reading

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A PARROT’S LIVE (A TALE OF TWO BIRDS-CONTINUED)

by Raji Singh In honor of our other-than-human friends who add so much to our lives and National Pet Appreciation Week, a piece from the Fiction House archives: My wife Tenille asks quietly from the next room, “Has Captain Polly … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO BIRDS

by Raji Singh In Honor of our feathered, furry, crawly, and scaly friends during National Pet Appreciation Week, a post from the Fiction House archives: LAST TIME – Golden Boy as Willamina, escorted by ardent admirer Jake, a beau in … Continue reading

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LEATHER, WHIPS, AND GUN-RUNNING ON THE RANGE–WHERE THE ARMS ARE BOUND

by Raji Singh In honor of National Pet Appreciation Week,  here is a piece from our Archives As I archive the mid 19th and early 20th century Fiction House Publishing, I am finding bits and pieces of rough drafts and … Continue reading

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SHERALEE, YOU’VE COME BACK TO ME

By Raji Singh In loving honor of the creatures in our lives and National Pet Appreciation Week, Fiction House presents this story from our archives “Messages, Sheralee and the other heroic carrier pigeons delivered in their Abolitionist flights, led to … Continue reading

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“SHERALEE, COME BACK TO ME.”

By Raji Singh In honor of National Pet Appreciation Week, a loving pet tribute from our archives: ARCHIVING THE ONCE-RENOWNED FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY: Rustling through my great-great grandfather, publisher James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction’s artifacts, I come across a miniature … Continue reading

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