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By Raji Singh In Honor of National Pollinator Week, we hope you enjoy a Fiction House favorite, a poem from Tales of the Fiction House.      *     *     * I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction.  … 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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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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THE TALE OF AN EASTER LILY AND A DESERT RESURRECTION IN POETRY AND PROSE

By Raji Singh It is a time for Easter, Passover, and various human (‘two-leg’) celebrations. Plant, bird, butterfly, and creature (the ‘four-legs’) celebrate, too. They call it Transformation: The Time of the Great Desert Pilgrimage. For your two-leg reading pleasure, … 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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VALENTINE, COME WITH ME TO THE KISSING TREE

Please enjoy a loving piece from the Fiction House Publishing’s,  The Seasons of My Giving Back by Mark Rogers. *     *     * Who would ever think? A broken furnace boiler leading to my first real kiss. Oh, there’d been plenty … Continue reading

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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 Mark Rogers (editor, Fiction House Publishing) Announcing our newest Fiction House labor:  the novel, Shelva Fiction, by Mark Rogers  (Available at Amazon.) I elude the Czar’s Cossacks and escape to a life of freedom, love, and adventure in America. … Continue reading

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THE GLUMS, PART II

By Raji Singh Feeling blue, part 2? This will lift your spirits! Here’s an 1820’s tale about my great-great-grandfather, the Carper. (An excerpt from Tales of the Fiction House) *    *    * Mariner spins and spins for Carper. … 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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