Author Archives: John W. Howell

Thursday – A Little Personal – Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

“Hey, you two. Enough lazing around. Time to go out and play.” “You are not serious, Boss. Look at your watch.” “It’s a little warm but you do need the exercise. I’m going out there.” “Let’s do rock, scissor, paper. Little One. The loser goes out with the boss.” “Never mind. Since my paper, rock, […]

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -Summer 2020- Pot Luck – Top Ten Things Not to Do at the First Sale of #Coca-Cola in 1886 by John W. Howell

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can…

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we found out the ADA was on her way to the Highway Patrol headquarters to interview Lazar. The boys also were happy to find out the DA was very interested in the fact that Rafferty worked for Cortez. This means there is a chance someone […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #275 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 Opening of the Louvre Museum in 1793

  This week marks the 227th anniversary of the opening of the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1793. Of course, we want to be there for all the festivities and to view the 537 paintings and 186 objects of art that made up the original collection. As always, we must take a list of things […]

Announcing the Launch of HMS Lanternfish by C.S. Boyack

Hey everyone. I’m so glad to be able to participate in the launch of Craig Boyack’s new book. One of the reasons I’m glad is Lisa Buton, Craig’s spokesperson is here in person.  So not to waste a moment here is Lisa. Hi, John. We’ve got to stop meeting up like this, or people are […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Sage in Bloom

  🎶The sage in bloom is like perfume . . .deep in the heart of Texas. 🎶 A half-inch of rain and the Texas Sage  (Cenizo Leucophyllum frutescens) started to bloom this week. Ii does so several times in the year.  I thought I would check out some of the blooming shrubs. According to the […]

Stream of Conscious Saturday – Prompt – “Spot.”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here to explain this week’s prompt is Linda Hill. “Thanks, John. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “spot.” Write whatever image the word “spot” invokes. Have fun!” If you would like to join in on the fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how. […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA -TGIF

  We have arrived. Another Friday is here, which signals the weekend. Of course, the weekend may not look too much different from the week, but that is beside the point. The point is…’s Friday. YAY. Been a busy week. I’m in the “trying to get ready for a book launch” phase of life. I […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s Morning Walk

“You want  to go with us, Lucy?” “Um. Let’s see. 90 degrees, humidity in the 70s. I’d say no.” “Okay then, Let’s go, Twiggy.” “I’m ready, Dad. Let’s go.” “You. have to sit first.” “Yeah, I forgot.” “What’s that up there?” “It’s a giant poodle hauling a lady.” “She’s still there.” “I know, Dad. If […]