Author Archives: John W. Howell

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Another Friday and another week is in the history books. This week brought a pleasant surprise for Gwen Plano and me. The Contract was selected as a finalist in the Independent Author Network’s 2018 Book of the Year Awards. Gwen and I are very pleased since the finalist designation was in three categories: Thriller/Suspense, […]

Thursday – A Little Personnel – Rainy Morning

“Hey, Twiggy I got your donut and rope thingy out. You want to play?” “I was hoping we could go outside and ruckus.” “It is cold and rainy out there.” “Yeah, I see it out the window. It looks like it might last all day.” “That’s why I wondered if you wanted to play inside.” “I suppose […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again. Last week we all stood around while the anchor was boiling in the descaling solution. We learned that Louis the tech had met Sandusky ten years ago. I think we all jumped to the conclusion that Louis may know a lot about what happened back then. Let’s get […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #196 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 Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo by Clément-Auguste Andrieux This post continues the historical tableaux for the Top Ten Lists. As always I hope you enjoy it. 10 If you are at the Battle of Waterloo, do not volunteer to carry the French Eagle battle standard. If you do, at best your application will be lost. At […]

Views of the Neighborhood – 1st Annual Trash Dash

Port Aransas held its First Annual Trash Dash yesterday. Although a brief downpour made everything wet, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants Here is a shot of the registration table. All participants got a T-shirt and a collection bag. The idea is to go out and for one hour collect trash on […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Precious.”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again and this weeks prompt is “precious.” Linda Hill has advised that we can use it anyway want and has issued an order to” have fun.” In that vein, if you would like to join the fun visit Linda’s blog and read the easy instructions. Here is Linda’s […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  It is Friday. Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Currently, there have been two deaths reported and an untold amount of damage. Power is out for over 800,000 residents. It will be a long recovery for those in the path. Today’s JohnKu speaks of challenges. Hope you have a super […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Early Morning

“Hey, Twiggy. I have your donut.” “That’s okay. I’m waiting for the recycle pick up man.” “The what?” “The truck that comes around to pick up the recyclables.” “There he is. Lucy come here quick.” “I’m coming.” “So what the heck are recyclables?” “It is trash that can be used again sometime.” “Okay, so what’s the […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump day

    It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, Andrew and Larry met Louis the tech. He gave them an overview of how the electronic cleaner worked and now it is time to try it out. I see they have put the anchor in the vat. We should get there to see how […]