Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the Neighborhood – Chinese Brush Painting

The ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting was present in the Lakeway Activity Center this weekend. On Saturday and today, a class was and is being held on Chinese Brush Art. Unlike traditional western-style painting, Chinese Brush Painting is meant to capture the spirit of the subject rather than its photographic reality. The ink and […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Animal Sounds”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt will need some explanation by the Prompt Master, Linda Hill. Here is what she posted on the dungeon door, “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “animal sounds.” Write about the sounds animals make and how you experience them. Have […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Another week rolls along. Eight more hours, and we can all jump into a giant container of our favorite coping substance. This has been a pretty quiet week. I have pretty much tended to the blog, and that’s about all. I am trying to put together some data that can be used to query agents. […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Face a Cold Day

  “Hey, dad. What’s the temp like out there?” “Right now, it’s 47 (8.33 C) degrees. Looks like a high of 49 (9.44 C ).” “What do you think, Lucy. Play outside?” “You nuts, Little One? I need 60 (15.5 C) degrees before I go out there.” “I agree. Gonna take this old lap.” “I […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again and last week Jerry Foster (The room service guy) told Larry and Andrew about the fact that Cortez threatened Rafferty before he was killed. He also let fly that Wentworth is the son-in-law of Cortez. When asked why Janice Rafferty gave him a big tip he described seeing […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #250 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 Issue of the First Telephone Book in 1878

  This week marks the anniversary of the world’s first telephone directory issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers. Most of us are always interested in the release of a new book. This one is only one page but is the first of its kind, so we should […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Street Signs in Lakeway

I thought I would try something a little different. There are so many different names of streets in Lakeway, and yet some have a commonality. For instance, a number of them have a nautical theme, which makes sense since there is a lake here. Since Lakeway was founded in the sixties there are some streets […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Cheek”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and this week’s prompt is “cheek.” Linda Hill says we can use it as a noun or verb. I can think of cheek as a noun and an adjective but am having a tough time coming up with a verb. Maybe something will come to me. […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Happy Valentine’s Day. Another Friday and a reason to celebrate. Only eight more hours until Saturday Eve. This week seemed to go pretty fast at least for me. On the WIP, I’m very glad to say the manuscript is in the editor’s hands. Once done, I have a decision to make. Do I self […]