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 […]

Custard-Filled Doughnuts and Sunsets

Custard-filled Doughnuts and Sunsets Dreamers and Romantics have a keen sensitivity to life, some mysterious alchemy within their souls that mark their steps through time and dimension. They see the sun pausing, creating a great palette of lucent magic as it makes its final descent into the morning on the other side of the world. […]

Mindsets and Regrets

Mindsets and Regrets As many will know I have used at times my blog as a podium for Faith and Political venting, and, yes, I know, these are personal subjects that would be better left to political pundits and our religious leaders. My only excuse is that I care about the direction of our country, […]

I Wonder

Billy Ray Chitwood  I Wonder Many years ago, on my way home from a ‘boy’s night out’, after a delightful evening and after planting one more goodnight kiss on the lovely lips of my fair lady, the incurable romantic within me possessed my heart and mind. Still feeling the mild vapors from a few drinks, […]

An Interview With John Dolan – Author of “Everyone Burns” – AN UPDATE

John Dolan This is a ‘Don’t Miss’ combo for you: an interview with a quality author and a partial review of his 5-Star book, “Everyone Burns.” If you have not had the pleasure of reading John Dolan you’ve missed a great experience from a writer extraordinaire. JD is truly a wordsmith for his times. He is also […]

Sunday On The Sea Of Cortez

Sunday on the Sea of Cortez The day is starting with patches of blue in a cloudy sky. Soon the clouds will be gone and a full canopy of soft blue will replace them. There will be ski jets on the deep green sea along with banana boats, motor boats, multi-colored sails. Hawkers of serapes, […]

The Final Curtain1 by Billy Ray Chitwood

“The Final Curtain1”          I’ve always been a Frank Sinatra guy and “My Way” has accompanied me on many romantic adventures. “My Way” has been one of those ‘etchings’ to enjoy with someone special at the end of a candlelight and wine dinner, a song that can be parsed and qualified in so many ways…guess […]

Forever Love

Forever Love The day was sunny and without clouds as I arrived at her new residence. The setting was beautiful, quiet, and serene with the deep green grass, sugar maples and oaks offering canopies of shade against the ultraviolet   brightness. I sat on the ground next to her as if we were on a picnic […]

Soul Infections

  Soul Infections Have you ever thought about what life was like without all the technological advances and the fast doubling and re-doubling of knowledge? Have you considered how life events shape your attitude and emotions? Why you are upset much of your waking moments? Why good news reawakens your latent capacity for positive behavior? […]

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh (Flash Fiction by Billy Ray Chitwood)  Hi, my name is Hymie Ludicrus and feel free to laugh. I love laughter directed at me. At parties, people would break up when I gave them my name. What’s in a name, right? Laughter. Those party folks gave impetus to my being as funny as […]

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. […]

Sinful Desperation

Sinful Desperation –Flash Fiction by Billy Ray Chitwood- “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” He stared at the ceiling as he reclined on the big bed, his naked body stretched straight, seeking relief from his back pain. “It’s been years, my son, since your last confession. I hear desperation in your voice. Is the […]