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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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OLYMPIC GOLD: GOING FOR THE PYRITE

by Raji Singh Here is our traditional Olympic Tale, “Go, Shelva! Go!” A curious letter to the editor appeared in the Moscow Times-Oppressor on May 1, 1895 under this banner headline: ‘BRAMBLE SURFING FOR SUMMER AND FUTURE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES?’ … Continue reading

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YOU WILL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT, RAJI — A LINDIAN CHRISTMAS LESSON

I hope you’ll enjoy this Christmas tale from Fiction House Publishing’s book, The Seasons of My Giving Back, by Mark Rogers.  Happy Holidays! *     *     * Chapter 6 YOU WILL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT, RAJI – … 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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THE FROG BROTHERS MEET TURT

Lore of the Lindian Woods as observed by aerialist and oral storyteller Captain Polly.  As squawked to Raji Singh        When last we saw the Frog Brothers atop the tattooed rock… They were leaping from the clutches of the half-gator/half-human monster … Continue reading

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