Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the Neighborhood – Rhythm and Reels

The Lakeway Parks and Recreation people have set up a great summer program called Rhythm and Reels. For the next three Fridays, starting at 7 PM, there will be food, treats, and games for the community’s enjoyment. Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Spike Ball, Can Jam, Ladder Ball, and much more. Residents are encouraged to bring […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Hat/Het/Hit/Hot/Hut.

Celebrate freedom. Happy Juneteenth. It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and I was laying outback on the chaise lounge thinking of what kind of pasta to make for dinner. When the idea of an amatriciana sauce popped into my head, I was also hit in the same spot with a falling box. I […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Here we are on a Friday again. It is so nice to head into a weekend. I hope your week wasn’t too stressful. If it was, then you are only eight hours until relief. I went to the dentist today. My teeth had not been cleaned since October of 2019. I was scheduled for […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Inspect the Work

A short note. I am currently extending the downspout drains to take the water away from the center of the yard. During the heavy rains, the yard floods and takes a while to move away. Twiggy loves to play in the puddles, and Lucy hates to get her feet wet. In some of the later […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we saw Mike Moore, the FBI agent, organize a SWAT team to surround the house where Cortez lives. The tricky part is there are four hostages inside, and Mike doesn’t want to start a shooting war that could get them killed. He has decided to […]

Tuesday – A Little Personal – Kreative Kue #316 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 […]

Introducing Cold Dark Night by Joan Hall #newbook

I am welcoming Joan Hall to fiction Favorites. Joan is a fellow member of Story Empire and a terrific writer. She has a new book to tell us about. Joan the post is yours. Thank you for hosting me today, John. I’m delighted to be here and to tell your readers about my newest release, […]

Top Ten Things Not to Do at a Wedding

This post originally ran on June 15th 2015. It still appears to hold some water today.   Since June is wedding month, I can’t let it pass without making some comments on what we should all avoid if we are in a wedding, invited to a wedding, or married. I hope you enjoy it.   […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Deer Check

Today we are going to take a drive and check on the deer. There have been some new additions to the herd, and we ought to go out and introduce ourselves. We are being catered by Perlas of Austin. Our entertainment is Taylor Swift. Here is the brunch menu. Bread Pudding Banana’s Foster CremeFraiche, Ru […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Drive

  I was enjoying a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood yesterday. I was on the lookout for the deer since I intend to provide a deer update on the Neighborhood Views on Sunday. As I was turning into my cul-de-sac, I felt the wind of the big brown UPS truck as it barely missed running […]