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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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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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A PARROT’S LIVE (A TALE OF TWO BIRDS-CONTINUED)

by Raji Singh In honor of our other-than-human friends who add so much to our lives and National Pet Appreciation Week, a piece from the Fiction House archives: My wife Tenille asks quietly from the next room, “Has Captain Polly … 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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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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MAY DAY ON THE BAYOU IN POEM AND STORY

By Raji Singh From the Archives of the Fiction House.  Happy May Day! “Today Thibidioux chil’ to be born. Butterflies come and tell me so. ‘Come Mama Lucy – time to go.’” 110 year-old healer and midwife Mama Lucy chants … 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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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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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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LIKE THE NEW YEAR, LIFE IS FULL OF BEGINNINGS

By Raji Singh Out of the Fiction House Archives: THE CARPER’S TALE   (From Tales of the Fiction House) 1826  Daylight for just 15 minutes and already summer’s heat has dried dew from the Cincinnati pier.  A stoop-shouldered ancient mariner in … Continue reading

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