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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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THE FROG BROTHERS SL-O-O-O-W DOWN

As summer fades, let us welcome fall with as much curiosity as our Frog Brothers welcome Turt  *     *     * Lore of the Lindian Woods as related by Raji Singh   On a recent evening, Tenille, our family, and I relaxed … Continue reading

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LABOR’S DAY

by Raji Singh (editor, Fiction House Publishing) Happy Labor Day!  In honor of the laborers. A favorite post from the Fiction House Archives. *      *     * “…he died at age 52,” reports the network anchor, breaking the news of the … 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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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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PETS ON MEMORIAL DAY

By Raji Singh 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 my mother and father on board a … 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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EYES OF A LIFETIME: A BAYOU POEM

By Raji Singh FROM THE FICTION HOUSE FILES: In honor of National Poetry Month A Farewell to Lucius Abel.  That last day with him, his Mama relives every day. *     *      * All is dark. Just one thing she sees … Continue reading

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