About this blog – I established this blog to provide a forum for the free exchange of information and ideas on the subject of fiction favorites. This exchange will hopefully take the form of expression of interest in those stories that have inspired, entertained, or frightened the reader so that the memory or lesson of the story lives on. It is hoped that these memories or lessons once shared can translate into a lesson or memory for another as well. So feel free to add your account of a fictional story that meant something to you. I hope you enjoy.
About the header picture – It changes from time to time. Currently it is a picture of the Gulf of Mexico taken on December 1st 2013 at about 6:00 p.m. and is the sunset as seen over the Gulf.
About your comments – They can be seen by clicking on the comment section of a particular subject. Please feel free to leave a comment. If you don’t want others to see it please mark it private otherwise I will assume it is okay to post. I have also added a comments section on the front page so that the last five comments are posted. If you don’t see yours please go to the individual post and it should be there.
About John W Howell – I have been working in business for over forty years and now have the time to work in special areas of interest. My passion has always been to create compelling stories of fiction. I have authored two novels and am working on my third. The first novel is still in manuscript form and being utilized as a door stop in the laundry room. The second is a contemporary fiction novel of 89,000 words and is complete and I am waiting for my publisher Martin Sisters Publishing to provide a launch date. I have finished my third novel and it is in the “Author Edit “stage. My forth is underway and is about 60,000 words. I also write short stories and have had a number published. My short story Cold Night Out won an honorable mention in the Writers Digest popular Fiction Contest. I dabble in poetry and have published a few on this blog. I am trying new forms and will sneak out of the dressing room and into the water once I think one is worth reading. I am primarily a Haiku fan. The one time I read a piece to a person their only comment was, “it doesn’t rhyme.” I will continue to write and hopefully this blog will provide some entertainment and an interesting thought or two.
I live by the Gulf of Mexico with my wife Molly and an assortment of loving rescue pets.