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 keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

I am pleased to be part of the announcement and cover reveal for Suzanne Burke’s latest thriller. The regular Top Ten feature will be back next week. I was fortunate to be part of the beta reader team for The Reckoning Squad and can say this is another great example of Suzanne’s talent for writing […]

As if the place wasn’t cool enough, every Friday the Lake Travis Community Library hosts a musical performance. This week is was The Southside Sheiks Band   These guys bill themselves as “Raisin’ a ruckus wherever they go, the Southside Sheiks will play old-timey jug band, ragtime, and holler blues.” Other weeks have included a […]

    It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again, and this week’s prompt needs an expert to describe. So let’s drag Linda Hill from her warm cozy house and ask her to explain. “Fine, John. You could have at least allowed me to get my coat, but never mind. Here it is.  Your prompt […]

  I was very honored this week to receive the Sunshine Blogger award from three terrific bloggers. Mark Bierman Ron Yates Gwen Plano I don’t usually do awards, but I was so touched that these three would gang up on me separately nominate me for an award that has anything at all to do with […]

“Okay, Ladies. Time to go out.” “It’s raining out there.” “I just hate the rain, Lucy.” “I know how you feel. The boss is not moving, though.” “Which way you going?” “Not sure, Little One. The rain seems to be coming down everywhere.” “Oh, this is great. We have a wind chill of 44 degrees, […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we all thought there was going to be a significant shoot-out. We were quite surprised that whoever was intent on shooting Larry, Andrew, and Jerry decided that since the police were on the way, they should take a powder (True Detective magazine vernacular) Let’s get […]

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 keithchanning@gmail.com before 6 pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the […]

  This week marks the anniversary of the second auto rally at Monte Carlo in 1912. We all know we want to go there, and as usual, we need to take a list of things not to do to stay out of trouble. So here is the list. Top Ten Things Not to Do at […]

Since not much is going on around the neighborhood, The Producer and I went out searching for signs of spring. Come walk with us. As we get started we should read the famous signboard in front of El Arroyo restaurant in Austin. Pretty much describes Texas weather. Yeah, this morning, lots of fog. Sure sign […]