Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the Neighborhood – A Taste of Halloween

Hello. Today we are going to go out and find a taste of Halloween. Some may say it’s too early, but I can tell you, Lakeway goes all out for Halloween, and to see it all, we will have to make a few trips. We are being catered by Cafe No Se in Austin. Yes, […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Lid

Being a lovely Saturday morning, I decided to motor to the local Starbucks for an overpriced coffee and blueberry scone. Arriving at the drive-through, I quickly calculated and figured I would be in line for thirty minutes. Heaving a big sigh, I pulled around to the parking area, grabbed my mask, and headed inside. There […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Look at that. it is Friday again and time for celebration. (hold it until after five, though). Having given a lot of thought to what I want this Friday post to be, I have decided that posting the news of the day only causes us a little angst. After all, there is very little […]

Things Old and Forgotten – New Book by Mae Clair

I am so pleased to have Mae Clair on Fiction Favorites today. Mae and I are teammates on Story Empire, and I have known Mae almost as long as I have been blogging. She is a very talented writer and has composed a set of short fiction stories for your enjoyment. Here is Mae to […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue # 332 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 When Trying to Decide What to Watch on TV

I originally published this list on October 6th, 2014. I hope you enjoy it. * * * Top Ten Things Not to do When Trying to Decide What to Watch on TV This list was inspired by a recent visit to a friend’s house and observing how the friend decided which shows to watch. 10 […]

Views of the Neighborhood – All Things Texas

Good day to you all. As you can see by the headlines we are off to look at things you see everyday in Texas. People love to decorate their houses with Texas symbols and we are going to take a look at a few. Our brunch is being catered by the Forthright Cafe in Austin. […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Inspire/Aspire/Expire

  It was a quiet morning that could inspire incredible feats of mental productivity. However, before that process could begin, my carbon host kept reminding me to aspire to something even more important than the solution to the world’s problems. The shaking hands, frontal lobe pounding, and blurred vision led me to conclude that the […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

    Well, Friday is here and inviting us all to the weekend. Thanks, Friday, I accept. This has been the week of Washington. Congress was successful and extended government funding until December 3rd. On the $1 Trillion infrastructure bill and the $3.4 Trillion climate, healthcare and education bill, there is trouble in paradise. Seems […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – A Dragon Duel with Twiggy and Lucy

“So, what is this stuff, Lucy?” “Those are costumes. They are supposed to be dragon costumes.” “Dragon costumes? What are dragon costumes doing here?” “Remember when you decided you wanted to be a crocodile instead of a puma?” “Yes, I remember, but how did dragons come up?” “Well, the artist Resa suggested we dress up […]