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Friday, July 12, 2019

Daddy Has Cancer - Part Three

The First Visit The ride to the hospital was a quiet one. His mother didn’t want to scare her son any more than she already had, and Mason didn’t know what to ask, so they rode in silence. A late Friday afternoon trip found a nearly empty parking ramp, and they were able to park close to the main... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Daddy Has Cancer - Part Two

I Need To Talk To You When Mason got home, he went up to his room to change from his school clothes to his play clothes. Last year, he had forgotten to change, going straight out to play kickball with his friends. Mason never remembered when he tore his new jeans, but his mother was furious about... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Daddy Has Cancer - Part One

Fifth Grade Is Hard Mason Kirkpatrick had just begun his third week of the fifth grade of school, and already he knew he wasn’t going to like it. Mrs. Hansen, his fourth-grade teacher, had been a fun loving lady who was always smiling and laughing with the class. Mrs. Carlson, his new fifth-grade... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Daddy Has Cancer - Preface

Daddy Has Cancer Verwayne Greenhoe A Help Manual For Children and Parents Preface To Parents This story will be told for two different audiences; children and then adults. I was a long time paramedic and then an ER nurse. Along the way, I saw many things that some might have found challenging to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 1, 2019

It must be the unusual 'heat' that we are having (it's been in the upper 70's now for almost a week straight!), but I'm fumbling getting both of my new projects started out 'on paper.' In my Hemingway project, I have a lot of beginnings thought out, I even sketched out one, but I wasn't happy with... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Just Some Thought Processes As I Prepare to Move Forward

After three solid months of writing about hate, murder, and blood lust, my pendulum has swung back the other way. I've begun my work on "Following Hemingway" in 'Ernest'... pardon the pun, and a short story that is tentatively titled "Grandpa Has Cancer." It will be aimed at helping young children... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 28, 2019

And Now A Word From Our Sponsors - New Story About to Begin

I've been 'talking' about my 'Hemingway project' for a while now. While I don't have anything written that will ever be in the story that I am about to write, I've gathered a lot of information, read and re-read a number of Hemingway short stories, and sat and thought about the man and his life. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Murder, A Bit At A Time - Part Fifty - Finale

Graphic descriptions of violence and language. Read at your own peril. Ralph Mays was fiddling with the radio dial in his truck as he pulled out of his driveway. The punch buttons in the thing had ceased to work a year or two back, so everything had to be dialed in by hand. He wanted to listen to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Murder, A Bit At A Time - Part Forty Nine

Graphic descriptions of violence and language. Read at your own peril. Hopeless Struggle Carlene had managed to get her feet loose of her bindings and was working on her hands when she heard the house door swing open and then shut. She looked over at Chris and realized that while he was still alive,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Murder, A Bit At A Time - Part Forty Eight

Graphic descriptions of violence and language. Read at your own peril. What In The World? George Higgins was on his way home for lunch with his wife, and as he turned the corner, he noticed his son’s blue pickup setting on the edge of the road with the passenger side door open. He stopped to see... Sign in to see full entry.

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