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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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GLOBAL TIGER DAY AND BALU’S ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE

Today is Global Tiger Day! At the Fiction House, we are celebrating the striped warriors, the tigers.  Our thanks to the  World Wildlife Foundation for tracking tiger populations across the globe.  In the effort, a WWF photographer has miraculously captured … 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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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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