The Big Pants: part two

Short Stories The Big Pants (two)               “And why not?” Toby finished his dialogue with John, whose passion was “helping kids”. Yes, a youth camp. John would have to buy a piece of land somewhere. He had run out of steam, mumbling about crowd funding. “Please?” Toby said. “Um…” […]

Corey Jack: Actors Act (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 27 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

      Actors Act   Being, at the wheel, free to fly, she’d closed her eyes Singing The light was red But he was grinning like a wise guy Revved and squealed off A Mazda pushed the yellow light and blocked her His rude old Ford was parked there Cattycorner at the Holiday Inn […]

Adventures in Research: The Grand Old Party

Posted by ractrose on 11 Jul 2017 in Nonfiction

My Curious Reading Adventures in Research The Grand Old Party           From the NYT September 29, 1880 “Grand Rally at Warren” General Ulysses S. Grant, a man of many scandals, was no longer President of the U.S. (as of March, 1877), but continued as a party campaigner. On behalf of Republican candidate James […]

Corey Jack: Crash (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 8 Jul 2017 in Art, Poems

      Crash   Jack, waking to a sense… Something stronger than a sense, he tells himself, a revelation No, not wholly that A reverberation A weight about the size of a DC10, going crash One he sees in retrospect was then The crashing down of a tired, useless epoch A life of swine […]