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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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A TALE OF TWO BIRDS

by Raji Singh In Honor of our feathered, furry, crawly, and scaly friends during National Pet Appreciation Week, a post from the Fiction House archives: LAST TIME – Golden Boy as Willamina, escorted by ardent admirer Jake, a beau in … Continue reading

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LEATHER, WHIPS, AND GUN-RUNNING ON THE RANGE–WHERE THE ARMS ARE BOUND

by Raji Singh In honor of National Pet Appreciation Week,  here is a piece from our Archives As I archive the mid 19th and early 20th century Fiction House Publishing, I am finding bits and pieces of rough drafts and … Continue reading

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“SHERALEE, COME BACK TO ME.”

By Raji Singh In honor of National Pet Appreciation Week, a loving pet tribute from our archives: ARCHIVING THE ONCE-RENOWNED FICTION HOUSE PUBLISHING COMPANY: Rustling through my great-great grandfather, publisher James Thaddeus ‘Blackjack’ Fiction’s artifacts, I come across a miniature … Continue reading

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CHARLES DARWIN’S VICTORIAN ROMANCE

By Raji Singh ‘THE literary romance of the 19th century.’ How a trusty bird made the romance take flight.  In honor of National Pet Appreciation Week. From the Fiction House Archives ~ ~ I watched her for so many consecutive … Continue reading

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PET TO HUMAN DEDICATION: WHY WE HAVE NATIONAL PET APPRECIATION WEEK

By Raji Singh In honor of National Pet Appreciation week, June 5, 2017, a Fiction House reminder of those furry, feathery, leathery, or fishy special residents in our hearts… I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction. … Continue reading

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A-TAX ON SYNTAX: HAPPY TAX WEEKEND

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 Ephraim, lounges alone in … 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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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: THE BUTTERFLIES

By Raji Singh  April is National Poetry Month.  We at The Fiction House celebrate with a poem from Tales of the Fiction House.      *     *     * I am James Thaddeus Fiction, the Fifth – a true Fiction.  Typhoon tears … Continue reading

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