Tag Archives: Efraim Ephraim

OLYMPIC GLORY: GOING FOR THE PYRITE

by Raji Singh Olympics in the news: China wins another bid… Boston pulls out of hosting… Rio’s environment… But most importantly, America’s Special Olympics…Kuddos to all the wonderful participants. Here’s a larkish tale about one of the first modern era … Continue reading

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AN APRIL 15 A-TTAX ON SYNTAX

by Raji Singh      We’re in the Ides of April, National Poetry Month.      Here’s a little celebratory prose and verse,      To lighten the burden of the tax day curse.      It’s the 1890s. Fiction House’s hired hand, Efraim … Continue reading

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No. 111: WHY BUY THE COW, WHEN YOU CAN RENT IT FROM EFRAIM EPHRAIM?

by Raji Singh      Fiction House’s internationally renowned and imitated business endeavor of the 1890’s, ‘Engage a Bovine’: It all started when my Russian immigrant Great Grandmother Shelva Fiction queried Captain Polly who was tightrope walking the clothesline as they … Continue reading

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No. 110: THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER IN A POTTER’S FIELD

 by Raji Sing Everyone knows the story of Johnny Hempseed. In the 18th Century, a high-minded Benjamin Franklin commissioned J. H. to sow hemp seed throughout the land to grow the fledgling nation’s cordage industry. The present day taxing bureaus … Continue reading

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POST NO. 94: DRONE TATTOOS – AT LAST, THE INSCRIPTIONS TAKE FLIGHT

by Raji Singh I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. Typhoon tears me from my parents. I alone survive. I become an orphan-foundling, taken in by new loving parents Dr. Ben and Indira Singh. Now I … Continue reading

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No. 73: OLYMPIC GLORY – GOING FOR THE PYRITE

  by Raji Singh 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?’      The query by my great grandmother, Shelva … Continue reading

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No. 61: THE MAN RESIDING IN THE SECRET ROOM OF THE FICTION HOUSE – PART II

by Raji Singh Shelva Reminisces:      The ‘slamming’ shut, the resonant ‘clicking’ lock of the upstairs door: TRAPPED !  ALONE!  In the secret basement room of the Fiction House. Despite your trembling, your fear, you try to stay calm by … Continue reading

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No. 60: THE MAN RESIDING IN THE SECRET ROOM OF THE FICTION HOUSE – EXHIBIT ‘A’

by Raji Singh Per my archeo-apology endeavors: I am yet tying together archive data concerning the Rope Haired Man stalking my great grandmother, Shelva.  The incident occurs at the First International Cat Boxing Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia.  It is … 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. 38: ‘sss- SO WE MEET AGAIN, SHELVA,’ SAYS CECILY THE SNAKE

By Raji Singh (the further adventuring of my great grandmother, Shelva Fiction) Last Week:  Shelva enjoys a warm soak in a just discovered hot springs inside her hired hand’s, Efraim Ephraim’s, man-cave.  Efraim partakes.  Their mule, Sir Winston leaps in.  … Continue reading

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