Author Archives: John W. Howell

Views of the Neighborhood – After the Storm

It is in the 50s, and the snow is almost gone. Today’s tour of the neighborhood will be a mixture of some sad things and some to make you smile. We will take the bus even though it is a short ride. Of course, we need to take food, but since most food stores have […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – “Nerve”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and I got a message attached to a snowball from Linda Hill. Here is what she said. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nerve.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!” If you would like to have fun, visit Linda’s blog and read how […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  Well, Friday is here with a promise of temps above freezing. It has been a long week of rolling blackouts and threatened water shortages. I have to say, though, we made it through. A lot of folks had severe damage to their homes from broken water pipes. We are lucky to be living in […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Admirals Twiggy and Lucy Explore the North Pole.

Sorry everyone, but this post got hung up in the snow. I have no idea why it didn’t post. Well, here it is. “Gee Lucy, What do you think?” “I think we ought to go inside.” “But we came to explore the wilderness. To go where no dog has gone before.” “I know, but it […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, well, all packed up and went to Pricilla Thomas’s office. We heard from a tech running some analysis on Stennis’s phone (Damn, is everyone’s name ending with an s in this story?) The tech promised to come right back, but as we know, techs seem […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #299 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 Founding of the Postal Service in 1792. – Redo

Happy President’s Day. Sunday was hectic getting ready for single-digit temperatures hitting our area. As a result, I simply did not have enough time to put together a Top Ten post. Hopefully, you will enjoy this one from February 18th, 2019. Also, I’m at Story Empire talking about prompts should you care to visit there […]

Views of the neighborhood – First Signs of Spring

Happy Valentine’s Day. I started out this week setting up a tour of the first signs of spring. The temps were in the high 60s, and I thought we would have another outdoor gathering. Well, Mother Nature fooled me. So this week, we will have to stay on the bus since the temperature is 25 […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – prompt – Above/Below

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here comes Linda Hill with a small package. “Hey, Linda.” “Hey, John. Here’s your prompt for this week.” “Small box.” “Small prompt. See ya.” “Thanks, Linda. Well, let me open the box and see what we have. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is […]

Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

  Friday’s here and we are calling it Freez Day. We have temps no higher than the 30s until Wednesday with projections for nighttime temps in the teens or lower. On top of everything they are saying up to 4 inches of snow. As I write this, there is thunder and lightning with rain. There […]