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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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No. 59: THE ARCHEO-APOLOGIST AT WORK

by Raji Singh      This week I take respite from Shelva in the 1870’s, from the Rope Haired Man stalking her at the International Cat Boxing Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, and from the handsome young Czarevich who comes to … Continue reading

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No. 58: THE CZAREVICH’S TALE OF THE TRAVELLING FICTION HOUSE

by Raji Singh 1870’s St. Petersburg, Russia.  My great grandmother Shelva tells of her frightful girlhood experience, stalked by a mysterious Rope Haired Man.  From fear, she faints, awakening to… *     *     *      Peter the Great in fresco reaches … Continue reading

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No. 57: THE CZAR’S PUSSYCAT PARADE

by Raji Singh      When Czar Alexander II puts on a Pussycat Parade, he spares no expense.  It is the 1870’s. My great grandmother Shelva recounts joyful girlhood memories of the grand promenade, midst a sinister rope haired man stalking … Continue reading

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No. 55: THE TWISTING TALE OF THE ROPE-HAIRED MAN

by Raji Singh      Shelva writes passionately about traumatic girlhood experience with a mysterious rope-haired man.  She is in a private compartment, aboard the Moscow train with her Papa.  St. Petersburg bound.  It is the 1870’s.                                 *            *             *      … Continue reading

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No. 54: TALES OF THE LINDIAN WOODS – TRANSPLANTED ONTO THE MOSCOW, ST. PETERSBURG EXPRESS

By Raji Singh My great grandmother Shelva wrote hundreds of fables.  They told of strange happenings among the beasts and creatures living in forests on the outskirts of Lindia City, Lindia, and Cincinnati, U.S.A.  Some were for adults, others for … Continue reading

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No. 52: SHELVA AT THE CZAR’S WINTER PALACE

by Raji Singh (As I do my archeo-apology work at the Fiction House, I continually unearth my great grandmother Shelva’s girlhood memories of her 1870’s Mother Russia.) PART I:  SWEET ANTICIPATION      My bedroom window is open.  Drifting in with … Continue reading

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NO. 48: CONTINUED FROM LAST WEEK – UNCLE VANYA MEETS THE GOWNED GUNSLINGER TURNED WORD FLINGER

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) Unearthing, almost daily, more stories and whimsical histories of Fiction House residents and writers.  Continuing here is my great grandmother Shelva.  She’s a little Moscow girl of the 1870’s, going on about Uncles … Continue reading

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No. 47: UNCLE VANYA MEETS THE GOWNED GUNSLINGER TURNED WORD FLINGER – A SHORT TRILOGY

by Raji Singh (archeo-apologist, Fiction House Publishing) PART I.  LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY KOOKY UNCLE VANYA      Just unearthed; Shelva’s young girl writings as she anxiously waits, from her home in Moscow, the trip to the Czar’s Winter … Continue reading

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No 46: CAPTAIN POLLY AND CECILY COBRA GO ‘AFLYIN

by Raji Singh      The founder of Fiction House Publishing, my great-great grandfa James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction, visits Moscow in the 1870’s.  He meets my great grandmother, Shelva, a little girl.  So infatuated with tales he spins, variations on creature … Continue reading

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