Author Archives: John W. Howell

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Outside

“Lucy. The umbrella isn’t up.” “Yeah, I can see that. I’ll call the boss. “You get a hold of him?” “Yeah, he’s coming. Sounds like he was heavy into his book.” “Well, he is pretty quick whatever he was doing.” “That is a good thing except at bathtime.” “Why are you still laying out in […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we found ourselves at the Chick-Fil-A and talking to the manager named Tony. Tony was a little intimidated and asked for some time to call his boss. Our gang gave him a business card (These were not ID but Vista Print $5.00 a thousand cards. […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #310 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 […]

Into The Dark by Robert Hookey #newbook

  Today I am delighted to welcome Robert Hookey (known in some circles as The Hook) to Fiction Favorites. I am happy for a couple of reasons. The first is I’ve been following Robert on his blog, and he has given me many hours of enjoyment with his humor. Second, Robert has a new book, […]

Top Ten Things Not to do if You Think You Will Win a Contest or the Lotto

This post was originally published on May 4th, 2015. Let’s see if it still has legs.   This list was inspired by reading a story about a person who had a dream that they were a Lotto winner and went out and bought new cars before the drawing.   Top Ten Things Not to do […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Lakeway Enchanted Forest – Part One

Today we are going to visit the Lakeway Enchanted Forest sponsored by the Lakeway Parks and Recreation. Since there is so much to see, we will be coming back next week as well. You may recognize the venue from the holiday display.  To fortify us for the trip, we have a catered brunch from El […]

April Book Reviews

Originally posted on Myths of the Mirror:
Happy May! Time for some reading! April was a month of catch up on my to-do list, which included resuming my Jane Fonda workouts from 1985 (before some of you were born!) That means I’m not reading on the treadmill anymore, but I still made time for some…

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “May”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and as I was looking up at the rainclouds, I was hit by an envelope. It seemed to come from nowhere, and inside was what I was expecting. Yes. It was Linda Hill’s prompt. Here is what it said. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Another week has flown by. It is Friday again, and time to prepare for the weekend. (YAY) Before I forget, I have a post up on Story Empire today. I have listed the top ten books that have been banned or challenged in 2020. Also, there is a list of the banned or challenged […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy and Sunscreen

“Hey, Lucy. Don’t forget the sunscreen.” “Coming Little One.” “I don’t see a lot of sun out here, Twiggy.” “You have to look for it.” “Look for it? If it isn’t in the sky, where  would it be?” “Not behind the chaise, I can tell you.” “I’m not sure, but I think you might be […]