Author Archives: John W. Howell

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Another Friday has finally graced us with its presence. I think most of us are glad to see it here. I can imagine a nightclub bouncer would not be too thrilled with Friday, but for the rest of us, it means the eve of freedom. It means the beginning of the end of the […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – The Temps Get Better

Well, the temperature has definitely improved.  High is to be 79 degrees. Time to play outside. “Come on Twiggy, let’s play.” “Yeah, I’m coming. Just checking on Mom.” “What needs checking?” “You know she loves having me around. I just want to make sure she won’t miss me.” “I can assure you she won’t miss […]

Wednesday Story Say – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we found out that the first server, Charles, was seen by the second server, Jerry leaving a party together. Also, Charles never made it into work the next day, according to Jerry. Seems Janice gave Jerry a $100.00 tip when he delivered her breakfast the […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 238 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Launch of Microsoft Windows 1.0 in 1981

  This week marks the 38th anniversary of the launch of Microsoft Windows 1.0 in 1981. Most of us were around for this event but probably didn’t pay attention to it when it happened. So let’s go back now that we have the knowledge of what Windows became and view the historic occasion. I have […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Fall in Lakeway

The rain stopped, and the temps went into the 60s. Time to get out and try to find fall color here in Lakeway. Come on along and let’s see if there is any. You can tell the upper atmosphere is frigid. The jet contrails are very visible. This is about as colorful as the trees […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Dream

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again and this week’s prompt is “dream.” Linda Hill says we can use it as a noun or a verb. She also means we can use it any way we like. Well, that brings up a host of possibilities. If you would like to participate in this madness, […]

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Thriller John W. Howell – #Shortstories Hugh W. Roberts – #ParanormalRomance Linda G. Hill – #Poetry Ritu Bhathal

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for…

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Friday. So good to see your smiling face. We can celebrate making it another week. Here in Texas, we got hit by a cold front that took the wind chills down into the basement. Man, it was cold. We are not expected to get back to the 70s until next week. I know, I […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Cold Snap

so here we are faced with going outside when it is freezing. “Oh my gosh, Lucy it’s cold.” “Yes, it is Little One. Good thing you have that sweater.” “Okay, I have to run to stay warm.” “Right behind you, Little Leopard.” “Keep running.” “But we have to stop eventually. We are out here for a […]