A Heart Thing

A Heart Thing What was I doing here? It seemed a sad inertia was in control of my body. Beautiful, yes, this sand and sun part of the world! And, it was a promise my heart compelled me to keep…after so many tears and a fragile restoration from the pain and finality of impending death. […]

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Wicked Marcie

Wicked Marcie “You’re a filthy beast!” she spoke as tears fell down her cheeks. “And, what kind of beast, would you say?” his face squinted in a soft strange sadness. The woman did not understand the expression, read it as a ‘mocking’ of the situation. She appeared cautiously in conflict with her emotions. She spoke […]

Books Make Great Holiday Gifts

BOOKS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS It’s that time of year when hearts mellow and people adjust their attitudes for a brief period of time. Families gather, share their love, and exchange gifts. I hope I’m not so crass a capitalist if I remind you that books make great holiday gifts. I’m an author, and writing […]

“The Things I Don’t Know”

                       There are some things we feel, instinctively know, that we hold dear and very few counter positions can sway those special holdings. I’m talking about the feelings we have about the books we read, our children, our faith, family values, friendships, movies, political views, television shows, and other venues of thought that generally fall under the ‘subjective’ […]

“The Brutus Gate – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 3) – AN EXCERPT

Here’s an excerpt from the third book in the Bailey Crane Mystery Series. Hope you enjoy it. CHAPTER ONE Just when you think you’ve got all systems going in harmonious sync, that’s the time old Chicken Little’s doomsday utterance settles a might too snugly into the conscience: The sky is falling! Well, my sky was […]

Writing And Me

“Writing And Me” Posted November 1, 2012 by Billy Ray Chitwood Most people who write and those who wish to write likely know that the libraries of the world are comfortably stacked with the ‘how to’ of creative writing. Guess the thing for me is, I’ve got to do my own struggling, got to find […]