The Sea and Me

The Sea and Me Some people are born to fret and worry… Yes, even here in this magnificent resort on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. So, what’s the rub? The scene above was there each morning when I awakened – the cobalt waters, the pale blue skies, the palm trees, the villas below our […]

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Reality Within Reality

. Reality Within Reality His gait was unsteady and his mind wandered aimlessly down tunnels of aberration. Like a maze, each turn he took presented a moment in time that was vaguely representative of some reality that he could not hold but for seconds before a new reality came. He was dizzy with the thought […]

Mayberry Madness

  Mayberry Madness Flash Fiction by Billy Ray Chitwood In retrospect, it all sounds so improbable, like a tale out of some book of odd occurrences, but I had to tell the story because the world is what it is today. Unless you’ve had your head buried in a Nelson DeMille book or a Bruce […]

The Magic of Words

The Magic of Words Has it happened to you? A heated argument with the co-worker, the spouse, or a political debate with someone of a different persuasion? When the argument is over and you sit alone still stewing about the words that were exchanged, does your mind then tease you with what you should have […]

The Cat Burglar

The Cat Burglar The cat shrieked and leapt from the window sill, breaking the 3:00 AM darkness, landing on the left shoulder and nape of the neophyte burglar. The tall man in black clothing felt the cat’s forepaw dig into his neck, as much for purchase as for inflicting pain, and he involuntarily shrieked himself, […]

Allusions, Delusions, and Illusions

Allusions, Delusions, and Illusions Hard to admit I am not the great author I think I am — that’s delusion! Don’t get me wrong, my writing satisfies my needs of expression through characters and plots, and it is my belief that I do it very well…even with some careless and clumsy mistakes — that statement […]

Confused and Mystified

Confused and Mystified Participating, watching others participate, wondering what and where is the magic in this digital mind-boggling world. You are a writer. You write because of need and because you have identified writing as the talent you most likely possess more than any other, because just maybe that activity keeps you alive and in […]

A Common Evil – A Bailey Crane Mystery

Kindle Version Just out today! Paperback out in week or so. The Kindle version of A Common Evil – A Bailey Crane Mystery came earlier than expected. The paperback will be available in a week or so. The link for the Kindle version is goo.gl/5PsAie . One beta reader has given me a 5-Star review which should be […]