Author Archives: John W. Howell

Thursday – A Little Personal – Call of the Wild – Lucy and Twiggy

How about a tense jungle game, Lucy?” “Sounds fun. You the Puma and me the Watter Buffalo?” “As usual.” “The Puma carefully and with great skill pokes the Water Buffalo to see if it still lives.” “Very funny. Of course, the Water Buffalo lives.” “The Puma makes a thrust for the heart.” “Which the buffalo […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we learned from Nikola Stanković (A dominant Serbian underworld boss) that Lazar Popović (Another Serbian underworld boss) may be behind the attempts on Larry and Andrew’s life. We also found out that Lazar Popović’s sister was married to Igor Sandusky. So now that we have […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #268 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 Production of the Last Packard Automobile in 1956

This week marks the anniversary of the production of the last Packard automobile in Detroit, Michigan in 1956. The Packard was, at one time, the hallmark of luxury production cars. The company used the slogan, “Ask a man who owns one,” for many years. Since this is the passing of an icon, it seems only […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Thriller Mark Bierman, #Mystery #Romance Lizzie Chantree, #Thriller John W. Howell

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the first of the author updates for the week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is Mark Bierman  with a review for his novel Vanished. About the book Tragedy . . . heartache . . . how much more can Tyler…

Views of the Neighborhood – Happy Father’s Day

Since this is Father’s Day, I want to wish all you fathers a happy joy-filled day. For the views this week, I thought I would share where I’ll be spending some time.   One place is out in the side yard, relaxing. The other is the back porch. I had hoped to be able to […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt- “ZZ”

  It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and here is Linda Hill to explain this week’s prompt. “Thank you, John. I have to say that long hair gives you the appearance of a mad scientist. It’s a good look. I would keep it. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zz.” Find […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA- TGIF

    It is Friday once again. Hopefully, everyone is safe and well. It is becoming more difficult to stay safe and well for sure. Today the governor approved a workaround for requiring the wearing of masks here in Texas. A county judge in San Antonio found a loophole whereby the state and local municipalities […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy and Lucy and a Nest Doorbell

“Hey, what’s all this stuff, Dad.” “I’m installing a Nest doorbell.” “A doorbell for birds? Can’t their visitors knock?” “It is not for a bird’s nest. That’s the name of the product.” “You people have some strange names for things.” “I think you are right, Little One. I didn’t name it, though.” “Okay, Boss. What […]

Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

  It is Wednesday Story Day again and last week we met Vlado who is Nikola Stanković’s bodyguard. He took our hero’s weapons and has escorted them into Stanković’s conference room. By the way, Stanković is one of the most notorious thugs that ever graduated from the Slobodan Milošević school of thugdom. Ooops here he […]