Tag Archives: whimsy

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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CHEF R.K.’S GOURMET SURPRISE, A MEMORABLE SUMMER MEAL

By Raji Singh After our interlude with Tiger and Tigerman, we are famished!  Time to return to Raji’s remembrance of his summer adventure!      *     *     * Had your dinner yet? If not, please enjoy a rollicking piece from the … 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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SUMMER ROAD WARRIOR

by Raji Singh Enjoying the memories of summer road trips with the Fiction House (This post was the foundation of the novel, The Seasons of My Giving Back.  It reminds us of the power of caring for one another.) * … Continue reading

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THE GLUMS, PART II

By Raji Singh Today is National Ice Cream Day!  So, have a bowl and forget your glums! Here’s an 1820’s tale about my great-great-grandfather, the Carper. (An excerpt from Tales of the Fiction House) *    *    * Mariner … 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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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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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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