Author Archives: John W. Howell

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Cute

    I went on a long walk today to clear my head since I knew I would be challenged to complete the Stream of Consciousness prompt later. I was in deep thought about some inconsequential matter, like should I powerwash the driveway. Then, all of a sudden, my attention was snapped to fully aware […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

    It is Friday again and the beginning of that period of rest that we all need. I hope your week went well. We all learned that the CDC issued some revised guidelines for mask-wearing. They advise mask-wearing even if fully vaccinated in public places, indoors in those areas where there is a high […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in Their Backyard

“What’s Mom doing?” “Watering the roses.” “Why do they need to be watered?” “Everything needs water to grow, Little One.” “Is that why Dad puts water on the new tree?” “Yup. The very reason.” “It looks like the tree has been watered.” “I’m so glad you keep your eye on these things.” “Hey, Lucy. Check […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week Cortez indicated to Larry that he was ready to move to the cars. He instructed Larry to contact those on the outside to let them know they are coming out. As you can imagine, the vector of this story has taken a turn for the […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – #Reviews – #Family James J. Cudney, #Paranormal John W. Howell, #WW2 #Russia Marina Osipova

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Cafe and update and recent reviews for authors on the shelves The first author today with a recent review is James. J. Cudney for his family drama Watching Glass Shatter. About the book After 40 years of marriage, Olivia’s husband unexpectedly passes away. But when Ben’s…

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #322 by Keith Channing

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo 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 keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do When You Need a Rest Area.

    This list first ran on July 28th in 2014. Since summer travel is going on now, I thought it would be relevant. Also, it was about a year after Top Ten things Not to Do started. *** Here is the 56th installment of Ten Top Lists of What Not to Do. So, with […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Lawn Ornamentation

Today we are going out to view some of the lawn ornamentation that is around Lakeway. Yes, we have brunch catered by Bangers in Auston. Also, if you want, you can view a video on how they make their sausage. There is a link below. Today’s entertainment will be me playing the wax paper comb […]

Saturday Stream of Consciousness – Prompt – Color/Colour

  I was waiting in line to use the ATM machine outside my favorite Starbucks. The line was agonizingly slow, and I could feel the little caffeine-deprived miner trying to pickax his way out of the front of my skull. The little pick, pick, pick feeling got stronger as the next customer seemed to be […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

    Another hooray for Friday. It is nice that we are all on the eve of two days of rest. I’m over at Story Empire today complaining about not working on my manuscript. Come visit if you want to see a grown man cry. Here’s the link. I always hate to discuss COVID but […]