Tag Archives: Cincinnatti

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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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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OSCAR AWARDS, BEST ACTOR, 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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LIKE THE NEW YEAR, LIFE IS FULL OF BEGINNINGS

By Raji Singh Out of the Fiction House Archives: THE CARPER’S TALE   (From Tales of the Fiction House) 1826  Daylight for just 15 minutes and already summer’s heat has dried dew from the Cincinnati pier.  A stoop-shouldered ancient mariner in … Continue reading

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NORTH TO CINCINNATI AND FREEDOM

By Raji Singh Last week: 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, … Continue reading

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BEST ACTOR AWARD

by Raji Singh     Esteemed resident of the historic Fiction House, Kunta Kinder, is world renowned for his artwork – painting, carving, sculpture.  His dangerous pre-Civil War work as an African-American Abolitionist ‘Conductor’ in the slave states demonstrates his acting … Continue reading

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Like the New Year, Life is Full of Beginnings

By Raji Singh Out of the Fiction House Archives: THE CARPER’S TALE   (From Tales of the Fiction House) 1826  Daylight for just 15 minutes and already summer’s heat has dried dew from the Cincinnati pier.  A stoop-shouldered ancient mariner 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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Like the New Year, Life is Full of Beginnings

By Raji Singh THE CARPER’S TALE   (From Tales of the Fiction House) 1826  Daylight for just 15 minutes and already summer’s heat has dried dew from the Cincinnati pier.  A stoop-shouldered ancient mariner in an age-cracked slicker gamily trudges the … Continue reading

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No. 78: 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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