By A Bay Or Unloved Cardboard by Ignatz Hockwitz A short play about the nature of reality as told by a nit wit. [825 words]
Doctors Rx Us by Mike Rembis A day in the life of a Walk-In clinic. [13,092 words]
An Abstract Play by Ignatz Hockwitz A satire of a farce of a badly written play [604 words]
Eve's Birthday Surprise by Amarjit Bhambra A funny little play. [204 words]
A Mother In Law From India by Amarjit Bhambra This poem is written with an open mind and does not relate to my own Mother in Law i... [225 words]
Third Interview With President Branch by Randall Barfield Here go the Pres. and Barabas(Barb) again. Give me a rating 1 to 10 on i... [536 words]
Illegalllll Immigrants Pu-Lease by Yessayana Hartfield This play is about a African American woman struggling to survive and take care... [454 words]
The Laundry Opera: Jean And Mags Meet by Nathan Aaron Weaver Sometimes people just don't know when to stop, do they? In this excert fr... [1,025 words]
Terence And Abelardo--Set Four by Randall Barfield - [1,652 words]
The Jubilee Surprise by Randall Barfield Perhaps daydreaming. (This was written first in 2002, of course.) Today, July 2005, I look... [514 words]
Mr. Nico's Monday A.M. Surprise by Randall Barfield Thus it was decreed: Woe unto all those ethically challenged! [633 words]
Mortimer's Mansion by Grace Thompson Five people stay at an eerie mansion. They all seem to have a good time except a murder happ... [1,613 words]
Terence And Abelardo--Set Three by Randall Barfield - [1,549 words]
Putting The Children First by Amanda L Bellamy A play concerned with childhood and how one persons experiences can effect the gener... [7,079 words]
Day In And Day Out by Alia Harold It's a short sweet play. [438 words]
Silid (10 Min Play) by Kris Diaz Uy Original Version of Silid in Filipino. [2,372 words]
Terence And Abelardo--Set Two by Randall Barfield Each set contains 4 shorts. [1,274 words]
Terence And Abelardo--Set One by Randall Barfield This is planned as a series of vignettes, each with its own title. Terence is fr... [971 words]
President Branch 1954 by Randall Barfield Pure innocence, of course, prevailed at that time, did it not? [313 words]
Cold Blood by James C Bernthal A short play of approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on acting styles, written for performance. F... [1,678 words]
The Fallen Angels by Shmuel Yacobi The Nathanble: The fallen angels expressed their 'original doubt'and asked the Creator whethe... [24,670 words]
A Royal Ring Up
2nd Interview With The President by Randall Barfield It's Barb again and President Branch. I'll try. Hope somebody likes it. [1,300 words]
The Pajama Chronicles by Kelly Moran A ten minute play. Joan Randall executive producer at Edge a television station that play... [2,980 words]
La Facultad by Roberto J Moreno It's a daily play in spanish. My grammar in spanish isn't all there. However, it is coherent. [1,424 words]
Plays By Musau by Musau Plays. [27 words]
Business Dinner by Browserman A very well-dressed and dignified executive arrives for dinner at an exclusive restaurant,and f... [3,844 words]
The Perfect Light by Taliesin Parikka A glassblower and his apprentice encounter a dark Power while lost in a forest. The must disc... [2,588 words]
A Man Of Misery by Hazli Ghazali A sad play, tells about family values, teach us on how to appreciate the value of our own famil... [1,184 words]
Aulora's Child by E Daugherty - [160 words]
Help Wanted by Everett An upscale restaurant is desperate to hire a janitor. [1,590 words]
The Artist by J Shartzer An aspiring artist visits a rich young woman's home. [687 words]
Weary Of Wearside Or Is There Life After Narddlesnu? by Nicholas M Fleischmann Comedy drama monologue about "Weary", a semi-employed elec... [13,859 words]
Angelina And The Magical Can by Gene O'div - [5,670 words]
What's Wrong With Taylor? by Danielle Melissa Hannah Fuller Why can't Taylor remember her lines and why are some of the characters walking into o... [2,684 words]
Interview With The President by Randall Barfield Baraba Falters(Barb)finally interviews President Branch. The President is, like a... [1,319 words]
Mr. Smith by B C Mercer An inspirational story of the accounts of a working class man. He enters the elevator early one morn... [2,245 words]
The House Of Self by Nicole Padykula This play is based in 1890, primarily. The settings should be old mental hospitals-the first ... [2,293 words]
Court by Bryce Martin Set in the present time in a courtroom. A small-cast, one short-act requiring about 16 minutes to perform... [478 words]
Marital Bliss, Yeah Right! by Sam Malone Hailey Mandelli returns home from Boston to attends her best friend's wedding, but u... [8,575 words]
Protestificationisms by Drew Michael Current A simple anti-war protest goes awry in front of a federal building. [1,032 words]
The Shoe Box by Teresa Ann Salyer The play, The Shoe Box, is about second chances. Fancy O'Brien wants to be a good mother and ... [9,664 words]
Jimsonweed by Teresa Ann Salyer An ancient Native American Indian artifact is stolen from Dr. Ace Solana in New Mexico at an arc... [13,204 words]
Deceptions by Matthew Diamond A short play about a young boy named Tim who realizes that his reality may not be what it seems. [2,678 words]
Madam Porno And The Agoraphobic by Deron Turner A full length comedy play. Witty, and smart. A roller coaster of emotions and l... [10,502 words]
Paidsex by Deron Turner A full length drama. Unpredictably funny, a wonderful small cast Ensemble piece. [10,038 words]
Fat Lazy Bitch by Kelly Moran A monologue commenting on the nation's obsession with fitness. [470 words]
Tales From The Outer-Boroughs by William Seebring This is a collection of four one-act plays for the stage including the very popul... [16,063 words]
Something That Shouldn't Be Real by Rachel Heath Briana is a 200 year old fairy that has been trapped in this dimension for the... [3,267 words]
One More Chance by Lindsey M Downer One More Chance, is a story about a beautiful young girl named Alexandria who is torn from her ... [1,549 words]
Pandora's Box by Gérard Ducasse The play is about the unforeseen hazards of genetic research. [6,896 words]
Judith And The Elevator by Fizzgig McArthur I wrote this play for a festival a while ago. I was rather pleased with the performance... [1,921 words]
Strangers by Rita A. Wheeler A very short satirical play about not knowing someone as well as you thought you did. [1,134 words]
Charnworth Books by Stephen Bellamy "Charnworth Books" A contemporary play for two male characters. "Charnworth Books" Is a play ... [7,720 words]
Scenes From An American Life by Matthew Diamond The tragic tale of Walter, a teenage boy that realizes his life is going nowhere y... [3,328 words]
Suicide And Cigarettes by Tyurina E Allen This is about two lesbians who have come out overnight. [1,729 words]
God's Grace by Karen Mueller In this psychological drama, a young woman is brought to a state hosptial by the police. The attend... [1,332 words]
Miss Fortune by Karen Mueller In this absurd comedy, a young women visits an aging gypsy fortune-teller in hopes of learning som... [1,386 words]
Luggage by Fizzgig McArthur A "farse" about a small town home. [1,899 words]
With Love by Chesterton P. Limeregis This is a very different play to my other title "My Psychedelic Hell". It is not a comedy and it is ... [7,269 words]
Purgatory by Simon P Smith A Fantasy Comedy in the 'Beetlejuice' genre. Four young friends, having arrived the previous evening ... [9,867 words]
Mr Sandman, A Collection by M Betette Mr Sandman - The sandman is in love with the tooth fairy. I don't want to give too muc...
Life In The Flesh by F J Gordon About Zev Biryuk, a young man of 24 caught between the love for his immigrant father and his ... [25,500 words]
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2nd Interview With The President (Plays) It's Barb again and President Branch. I'll try. Hope somebody likes it. [1,300 words] [Humor]
A Colombia Hatred-Free (Poetry) Of course, it isn't just Colombia, is it? [52 words] [Writing Resource]
A Dream Comes True (Non-Fiction) This is nostalgia and reflection. It's a short piece of writing dedicated to young Rodger Wesley Beaver of Georgia who was killed by a "sheriff's deputy"(God protect us from those like him.) on Valen... [951 words] [Biography]
A Flower Today In Words (Poetry) - [40 words]
A Georgia Crossroads (Non-Fiction) Where does it lie? [325 words] [Writing Resource]
A Little Poem My Child (Children) - [79 words] [Humor]
A Matter Of Timing, Frankly (Short Stories) - [736 words] [Literary Fiction]
A Million Times Plus One (Poetry) I have never stopped loving the tune "A Whiter Shade of Pale." I heard it the first time at age 16 or 17. Here is a little piece I completed recently while listening to the song over and over. So, ... [234 words] [Relationships]
A Monster Of Monsters (Non-Fiction) Why did we ever let him get this far? [208 words] [Horror]
A Parent's Lament (Genres) Some say it's never too late. [260 words] [Teenage]
A Perfected Perpetuation Plan For Today's Young Yahoos (Poetry) No one has the right to rob a bank, but each has the right to draw up her/his floor plans for life. [219 words] [Writing Resource]
A Purple Jacket (Short Stories) - [494 words] [Motivational]
A Quiet House (Short Stories) - [257 words] [Teenage]
A Red May Rose For Thee (Poetry) - [45 words] [Motivational]
A Soldier's Letter (Poetry) Far from the familiar our words are often sweeter, are they not? [109 words] [Romance]
A Songbird's Intellect (Poetry) - [4 words] [Spiritual]
A Troubled Nation In Need Of Prayer And Soul-Searching: How To Repair It (Non-Fiction) Send you suggestions/contributions in 40 words or less to [email protected] Thank you. [89 words] [History]
A Visit (Short Stories) - [245 words] [Teenage]
About Daddy (1) (Non-Fiction) Daddy had his own emotional problems... [359 words] [Biography]
About Daddy Series (Non-Fiction) - [4,424 words] [Biography]
About Respect And Prestige (Non-Fiction) - [352 words] [Psychology]
Abrakadeebra: A Celebration Of Children's Verse No. 1 (Children) More fun little poems/verses for those special readers of mine. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know which ones need a bit of modification. Cheers. [2,799 words] [Humor]
Abrakadomebra: A 2nd Celebration Of Children's Verse (Children) More exciting(some are, anyway) little poems/verses about Frosty, Benny the Blackbird, Jack and Jill, etc. for children's laughter. Cheers. [2,349 words] [Humor]
Abrakadoobra: 100 Short Poems For Children (Children) Sometimes I enjoy writing or trying to write poems for children moreso than for adults. Would that be bad or good? Maybe neither. Please let me know which ones you or your kid likes or dislikes. I'... [3,527 words] [Fantasy]
Abrakadyebra: A Third Collection Of Children's Poems (Children) See, read and hear new poems about Frosty and Jack and Jill and others now! Cheers! [1,464 words] [Humor]
Abstinence (Poetry) - [18 words] [Psychology]
Adestes: Little Christmas Poems For Children (Children) Father Christmas/please be so kind/bring me a toy/one doesn't wind. [392 words] [Humor]
Advertising The Devil (Non-Fiction) "Serve the Lord with gladness..." not sadness, you dummy! [491 words] [Spiritual]
Aletha (Short Stories) . [330 words] [Teenage]
Ann Dunham: Busy Serving Others And Educating Her Kids (Children) If only she could see him now. [506 words] [Biography]
Ann Rule: The Lady Who Writes About Killers (Children) Talk about a busy life! Here's an example. [360 words] [Biography]
Another Prince Charles (Children) - [391 words] [Biography]
At Clarence's (Short Stories) - [290 words] [Teenage]
Back Through The Trees (Poetry) This evil took place both day and night. [50 words] [Motivational]
Bad Señorita (Songs) Am I a "real" songwriter? (Looking at this one, I hope not!) [103 words] [Humor]
Because His Skin Is Dark (Poetry) - [19 words] [Mind]
Bill Gaither: True Follower (Non-Fiction) - [641 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham: Man After God's Heart (Children) Who can count all his awards? [375 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham's Death (Non-Fiction) . [633 words] [Spiritual]
Blood (Poetry) - [30 words] [Horror]
Blubber, Blubber, Armchair Lubber (Essays) A short essay about the REAL truth behind dieting, etc. [870 words] [Self-Help]
Boy Child (Songs) These lyrics are new and go to the tune of 'Oh Danny Boy' or 'Londonderry Aire'. Something like that. I may do one more stanza. [99 words] [Spiritual]
Buenos Dias, Colombia (Not S Carolina!) (Non-Fiction) First-hand comments/observations of the country today and other days (with sugar, cream, and warts). This was a blog before anyone had ever heard of the term. [18,298 words] [Writing Resource]
Cam (Poetry) ...wound up twisted... [20 words] [Humor]
Carlos The Young Coffee Picker (Children) Carlos the young coffee picker Played a serenade Maria had just given birth Nine pounds the wee thing weighed! [564 words] [Humor]
Catch A Rising Star (Short Stories) "It's Luis, Jaime..." the old man stammered. [496 words] [Literary Fiction]
Cemetery Road (Short Stories) "What was that? There's someone out there," she exclaimed. [444 words] [Teenage]
Cindy's Fall (Short Stories) - [526 words] [Horror]
Colombia's On The Map (Poetry) How long is forty years, ma? [77 words] [Writing Resource]
Colombia's President Al Uribe (Children) - [493 words] [Biography]
Create, Create (Poetry) - [16 words] [Art]
Daddy And Me: Making The Rounds (Essays) A little wallow? [428 words] [Writing Resource]
Daddy, Can You Hear Me? (Short Stories) What would you do in this situation? [511 words] [Horror]
Daemons (Non-Fiction) Isn't British spelling more elegant sometimes? This piece of writing is about demons. We all have one or some of them inside us. They are the negative elements we cannot control very easily. The f... [2,678 words] [Psychology]
Daniel Coronell: Freedom Fighter (Children) He returned to his country determined more than ever. [420 words] [Biography]
Daring To Touch Saeed (Poetry) This piece is supposed to be about Flight 93. It's very hard to write about. If you've seen the movie, you've cried. Murderers, in my opinion, are spiritually or otherwise diseased, so, I think we ... [166 words] [History]
David's Letter--Bogota, Colombia (Non-Fiction) This is a true incident. It is not fiction. [551 words] [Self-Help]
Dear Detective Lovett (Short Stories) - [646 words] [Crime]
Decider (Poetry) This poem was composed after a slow reading of Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule, the world's foremost crime writer. [169 words] [Crime]
Deleted (Poetry) - [18 words] [Literary Fiction]
Desire Of Flesh (Poetry) ...you're ferried by death. [41 words] [Mind]
Developed And Scary (Non-Fiction) . [400 words] [History]
Doctor's Orders (Poetry) A short poem about family camping. [198 words] [Writing Resource]
Don't Call Her First Lady (Songs) This is sort of a song-poem. It's not about the First Couple in Washington, in case you wonder. The rhythm is along the lines of Ray Charles' "Fool For Love". Have you heard it? [60 words] [Humor]
Don't Tell Anyone (Short Stories) - [258 words] [Horror]
Each A Star (Poetry) Dear Readers: This poem-story, sadly, is based on a true and recent incident near where we live. [40 words] [Spiritual]
Ephraim (Short Stories) - [443 words] [Literary Fiction]
Every Day We Pierce Him (Songs) The tune for this song is a Spanish church song titled "Llaga", which means open sore or wound. In the Spanish hymn book I have, the author is listed as anonymous. Anyway, here are some English lyric... [74 words] [Spiritual]
Everybody Loved Polly (Short Stories) I detest violence and violent people! [1,809 words] [Popular Fiction]
Find Myself (Songs) Tune: Largo from Dvorak's "New World Symphony". [57 words] [Romance]
Finding A Poem-Short Story Topic (Non-Fiction) What to write about? Where do I look? Who/What can help me? [552 words] [Writing Resource]
Fishing Obligations (Essays) A short essay about parental responsibilities and kids' obligations. [558 words] [Relationships]
Five Prose Poems (Poetry) Here are five prose poems for the romantic-minded, I hope. The titles are Looking Back, That Celestial Calm--the Moon; City Shadows; Seeking; and We Turned Off. [331 words] [Romance]
Fly Me To The Moon, Baby (Poetry) - [82 words] [Romance]
Four Of Them (Essays) ...nobody has eight kids anymore either. Right? [259 words] [Writing Resource]
Four Poems (Poetry) Titles are: Groundwork in Colombia, Poetry, I Saw My Granny, Carpenter [398 words]
Four Short-Shorts (Poetry) "Lite" fare again. Titles are: Trying to Create Beauty; You First Then I; Appetite; and Opening Night. [113 words] [Mind]
Frances Jane: God's Happy Servant (Children) They had a baby daughter but it died... [368 words] [Biography]
Funny Like (Short Stories) - [610 words] [Teenage]
Generosity (Poetry) - [15 words] [Spiritual]
Gone Is Our Lisa (Poetry) (Feeling Poe-ish today maybe?) [87 words] [Humor]
Goodbye Christmas, Goodbye Santa (Poetry) - [52 words] [Motivational]
Grandstand (Poetry) - [19 words] [Relationships]
Growing Up Among Racists (Non-Fiction) A look at some of us in retrospect. [635 words] [Relationships]
Haikus Erotiques (Poetry) -These represent an exercise that's fun. Steve Mount has some others at saltyrain.com but the best are by the Japanese old masters. Look in Google for them. [113 words] [Erotic]
Haley She Was Called (Children) - [397 words] [Biography]
Hanks (Poetry) The superstar. [67 words] [Movies]
He Keeps Me Humble (Poetry) It's just that sometimes we don't want to be watched! [22 words] [Spiritual]
Heteros, Homos, Celibacy And The Church (Non-Fiction) Are we going back to the time of the Crusades? [590 words] [Writing Resource]
Hi Mr Willis, Can You Explain What Wrong I Did? (Non-Fiction) Teaching school is always give and take. Will it ever be different? [462 words] [Literary Fiction]
His Heart (Non-Fiction) - [556 words] [Motivational]
Homeward (Poetry) Sans arrogance, this poem was written for Senator Byrd of W. Va. [20 words] [Romance]
Hospital Room (Short Stories) Sadly, it's another case of "who needs fiction?" [1,115 words] [Crime]
How In Colombia I Grew In Mind And Soul (And Nowadays Grow In Girth) (Non-Fiction) Where I grew up in Georgia we had practically no access to modern British prose or poetry... [654 words] [Biography]
How To Have Money In Your Life (Non-Fiction) - [423 words] [Self-Help]
I Fell In Love With You (Poetry) - [97 words] [Romance]
I Find My Sanity (Poetry) - [38 words] [Psychology]
If I Could Chat With You Again (Poetry) - [66 words] [Literary Fiction]
If The World Were More Like You (Songs) Isn't this self-reflection? [155 words] [Psychology]
I'm Dreaming Of... (Poetry) It's about a smile. [80 words] [Writing Resource]
I'm From Mars (Short Stories) Historical fiction. [513 words] [Teenage]
In My Mind I Cheat On You (Poetry) Throw the first stone. [74 words] [Relationships]
In Our Minds (Poetry) - [11 words] [Mind]
In The Outside Cold (Short Stories) - [440 words] [Literary Fiction]
Interview Of A South American Gay (Non-Fiction) Meet Miguel Rodriguez: Miguel Rodriguez, a colleague of mine, is one of Colombia’s elite citizens in terms of philosophy, education, cultural level, and societal contributions. In other words, he’s ... [2,066 words] [Relationships]
Interview With The President (Plays) Baraba Falters(Barb)finally interviews President Branch. The President is, like a typical politician, quite difficult to pin down. [1,319 words] [Writing Resource]
Is It Where We Write Or What We Write? (Non-Fiction) Just think--how many of us had heard of Annie Proulx before 2005 or 2006? [681 words] [Publishing]
It Was Raining (Short Stories) "Let's not talk about it right now, Mama..." [368 words] [Literary Fiction]
Its Christmas Joy (Poetry) What is priority this year? [71 words] [Motivational]
James Benedetti's Daughter (Short Stories) A surprise visit. [861 words] [Literary Fiction]
James Herriot: Dearest Vet That Ever Lived (Children) Could you bring a cow into the world? A horse? [430 words] [Biography]
Jesus, You Look So Kansas-Like (Poetry) - [328 words] [Teenage]
Jewish Mother (Short Stories) Trying to make Him and those near Him more alive, more real, and hopefully, with more exposure. [396 words] [Literary Fiction]
John And Juan: Colombia's Facebook Killers (Non-Fiction) - [594 words] [Crime]
Just (Poetry) Heightened sensitivity doesn't mean anything goes. It does, however, mean caring for others. [70 words] [Psychology]
Just Cry, Mama (Poetry) - [267 words] [Teenage]
Just Imagine (Poetry) Dedicated to the One with the scarred hands. [59 words] [Spiritual]
Keepsakes (Poetry) A poem about a special afternoon. [129 words]
Lassie: About A Pal (No Joke) (Children) ...thanks to British-born writer Eric Knight, who wrote the short story... [276 words] [Biography]
Leaving Colombia(On A Jet, Of Course) (Non-Fiction) - [974 words] [Crime]
Letter To Elvis (Non-Fiction) You were human, of course. Perhaps in the end you just couldn't take any more... [642 words] [Biography]
Lid (Short Stories) Beware of half baths. [376 words] [Horror]
Life On The Shelf (Poetry) - [27 words] [Erotic]
Like A Story (Poetry) - [130 words] [Teenage]
Like A Wave (Poetry) - [30 words] [Romance]
Liliana's Decision (Non-Fiction) - [488 words] [Crime]
Lions Young (Poetry) - [16 words] [Erotic]
Little Is Much (Children) - [85 words] [Animal]
Lonely Hunter (Poetry) - [17 words] [Literary Fiction]
Long Live Our Elephants (Children) Would you kill an elephant? A deer? A fly? [284 words] [Animal]
Lord Find A Place (Poetry) (For Luciano Pavarotti: R.I.P.) [70 words] [Spiritual]
Making Moves: Another Look At Victims And Choices In Ann Rule's True Crime Stories (Non-Fiction) Ann Rule gives the murderers a hell of a punch in each story. That's the way it must be. It is the angle from which she writes and no one, no one is going to condone the acts of a murderer, least of... [9,916 words] [Crime]
Marsten (Short Stories) - [408 words] [Horror]
Matchless Love (Songs) - [91 words] [Motivational]
May Mothers And Fathers (Essays) A short essay about those parents who want to push academic responsibility off onto others. [479 words]
Maybe To Pittsburgh This Time (Children) This is about a boy's best friend. Also, I've always loved Girzone's "Joshua". Here is my little attempt to imitate that, somehow. [479 words] [Literary Fiction]
Meet Mary (Poetry) - [39 words]
Michael (Poetry) About someone who left us some years back but who left an indelible impression on those of his generation. [82 words] [Biography]
Mine Eyes Have Seen (Poetry) No glory and no hallelujah. [55 words] [Horror]
Miniviews From Colombia (Non-Fiction) No special description. Basically, getting an idea of what different people think at present. [3,555 words]
Miss Sindee And The Candidate (Plays) - [361 words] [Humor]
Moors And Moors: Randall Interviews Portuguese Writer--Poet--Artist Alexandra Onelight (Non-Fiction) - [3,430 words] [Biography]
Morgan: An Actor's Actor (Children) Even though he's still living, here's a little bio. [362 words] [Biography]
Moron (Short Stories) - [374 words] [Teenage]
Mr. Nico's Monday A.M. Surprise (Plays) Thus it was decreed: Woe unto all those ethically challenged! [633 words] [Humor]
Mr Randy Sez (Non-Fiction) Expressed thoughts, musings, comments, etc. on whatever I please. [5,598 words] [Publishing]
My Big Toe Nicely (Poetry) - [23 words] [Erotic]
My Fan (Poetry) - [23 words] [Spiritual]
My Kind Of Christian: Barbara Curtis (Non-Fiction) "She lived to shock people, 'to be different and avant-garde'." [514 words] [Motivational]
My Men Are Full Of Vigor (Poetry) This is about crosses, isn´t it? [48 words] [Erotic]
Needed: Diversity In Education (Essays) Including More Studies In Distinct Cultures Needed Urgently: Give-A-Shit Parents Who Actually Monitor Their Kids If we won't listen to Jesus, then... [867 words] [Writing Resource]
No Better Galahad (Songs) About the best Friend in the world. [115 words] [Spiritual]
Normally A Gentle Man (Short Stories) This story was inspired by a story in the "Chicken Soup" series that I never can forget. [334 words] [Teenage]
Not Enough! (Essays) A short talk about trying to prevent more wife/child abuse. [791 words] [Crime]
Number 6 (Short Stories) The "real" meaning of non-stop? [489 words] [Horror]
O Father Hold Us Tightly (Songs) Tune: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", believe it or not. It's such a beautiful melody that it's a pity that we are concerned with it only in December. Non-Christmas lyrics probably have been penned be... [101 words] [Spiritual]
Oh Milly Said Molly (Poetry) This one came up while writing the kids' stuff 'cept it isn't, is it? [26 words] [Humor]
Old Quake (Poetry) One Halloween he grabbed a knife Then hid behind the door... [119 words] [Humor]
On A Dad's Turning 80 (Non-Fiction) Some want to get there, others couldn't care less. How much is choice? [390 words] [Writing Resource]
On A Limb In The Garden Oak (Poetry) - [17 words] [Motivational]
Once I Thought Hypocrisy (Poetry) I,too, have felt the knife. [50 words] [Mind]
Pablo: A Life Of Crime And Making Money (Children) What is smart in life? What is dumb? [629 words] [Biography]
Pissed--Or, We Did It To Ourselves(Yes, Read Fucked) (Non-Fiction) Periodical rant. [492 words] [Writing Resource]
Plantain (Short Stories) - [627 words] [Horror]
Please Send Me Blessings (Poetry) - [48 words] [Teenage]
Poet--Photographer--Writer Interview (Non-Fiction) Read about Joseph Randell Sherman, Iowa-born poet and photographer par excellence. For additional info, access to writings, etc., 'google' this writer. [1,999 words] [Biography]
Policing-Immigration Lines (Essays) This is a bit about patriotism but not fanaticism. [1,193 words] [Motivational]
Poor Daddy (Short Stories) Carl saw the freshly-dug hole and broke into tears... [438 words] [Literary Fiction]
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Songs) This is another one of my favorite gospel songs. So, I am arrogant here in trying to pen a second or extra verse(I know of only one.). M. Jackson sings only one on a DVD I have of her. Anyway, if a... [50 words] [Spiritual]
President Branch 1954 (Plays) Pure innocence, of course, prevailed at that time, did it not? [313 words] [Comedy]
Quite Harmless You See (Short Stories) Then Peter had the oddest feeling. He’d never been afraid of the dark before. To him, danger was posed by humans, not by animals; least of all simple and innocent forest animals. [723 words] [Literary Fiction]
Rainy Christmas Eve (Short Stories) "How bad is it?" he managed to ask with great physical and psychological effort... [755 words] [Crime]
Ralph Carmichael: A Great American Musician (Non-Fiction) - [463 words] [Biography]
Randall Barfield Interviews Sage Sweetwater--Colorado Poet-Novelist Of The Sapphic Literary Genre (Non-Fiction) . [4,890 words] [Relationships]
Randall's Humble Analysis Of The Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard (Non-Fiction) (Using the NIV version of the Bible) [635 words] [Spiritual]
Randy's Advice To Young Writers (Essays) - [807 words] [Motivational]
Realities (Poetry) - [7 words] [Writing Resource]
Reflective Essay On Classroom Discipline (Essays) This essay was written as part of the requirements for a course in elementary education. The teacher's comments are placed in parentheses and denoted as TC. Some of the problems have worked themselv... [2,676 words] [Writing Resource]
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A Royal Ring Up
(The prince's mobile rings)
Yes, Sir, could you hold a moment? It's her Majesty.
Oh, of course, Bolton. (Whispers to someone) It's Grams.
Willie dear, are you there?
Hullo Grams. Fancy you ringing at this hour. Are you well?
Fine dear. In general, that is.
(She remembers what A. Lincoln said about catching more flies with honey than with vinegar.)
Oh, some days I miss you so much. You and your wee brother.
Thanks, Grams, but my brother's not so wee anymore. We'll pop over there one of these days very soon.
That would be lovely. Give me a bit of a notice so I can have the best biscuits and cakes on hand. Your favourites.
Umm, Willie, there was something I wanted to mention.
(The prince whispers off to the side again.) Here we go.
Oh really, what was that Grams?
I have been apprised recently of your, uh, lifestyle.
You mean my girlfriend?
Yes, indeed I do.
Oh, she's great Grams. Very loving. Very dear.
I can imagine, heart. She doesn't live at home, does she?
No Grams. She's with me. She got bored, she did. Said they were always fighting. Things like that. Then her young siblings. That doesn't help. Anyway, you two must meet.
(Clears her throat) Willie, listen a moment. Remember our chats about your father and all his shenanigans years ago? How distraught I was?
Well, I'm old now Willie. I cannot relive all that again. I'm head of the Church. There's a God in Heaven. I firmly believe that.
(The princess, sitting beside her mum, puts a hand on the queen's shoulder.)
Please Grams. I've nothing against your beliefs.
(Raises her voice slightly but retains control.) No one considers me! Mum's gone, sis has gone. Who can I turn to?
You've got Grandpa, Grams. And you'll always have us. Don't worry. And I'm sorry, but I truly don't want to talk about religion at the moment.
No, you don't. I'm positive of that. You young people seldom do. That's because you're all young and healthy, carefree with full little tummies. People change, dear. You will grow older with some luck. You will realize things.
What kind of things, Grams? And God took my mum away.
(Sighs, as in 'here we go again'.) I wouldn't say that. There is much we don't know. We should never question God.
Well I'm questioning him.
Indeed you are, luv. That's the reason I rang you. You are an example, a hero, for many of our young people. In fact, many young people round the world. Have you considered things in that light?
I can't and won't be a hypocrite, Grams.
I'm not talking about hypocrisy! I'm talking about DISCRETION. You may want to look that word up.
It's like this. I like my cold pint now and then as you know, but I shan't be found drinking it in the front garden in the public eye. Another thing, some seniors in the family wear those nappies for adults, right? Do they need to be telling the world that they wear them? I should think not. There are some things that should remain private. It is not related to hypocrisy.
God is loving and forgiving. No matter what we do, Grams, or where we do it.
Yes, dear. He's loving in the New Testament. But don't forget to read both. In the Old Testament He's quite different. There's anger, revenge. " 'Vengeance is mine,' saidth the Lord."
Grams, see here. I love you much and you very well know that. But let me live my life. It can end any time. I grew up with that experience, you know.
I have a number of friends, dear, who are willing to open their homes to that girl. Here in the city, of course. You two could visit as much as you wish.
Thanks, Grams, but it won't be necessary. Actually, we're all as snug as bugs.
Very well. I have tried. I've tea with your father tomorrow. You can be certain we shall discuss this.
Grams, you're forgetting my age. I'm 23.
My word, so ancient! So knowledgeable!
I should be, Grams. You sent me to the finest schools.
One would like to think one hasn't wasted one's money!
Umm, sorry, Grams, but I must hang up now.
My luv, have you urgent matters to attend?
Sort of, Grams. One of them is lying here beside me relentlessly nibbling my big toe.
You don't have to be INSOLENT. I want only the best for you and your brother. Goodbye now.
(Each one hangs up.)
Oh mum, don't get terribly upset. Doesn't the Bible say God is Love? If they love each other, then God is there, is He not?
He didn't say they loved each other, dear. I say they're infatuated with each other. Sex. There, I've said the word.
(Rolls her eyes slightly.) Humans didn't invent sex, mum. One must deal with it as best as one can.
Deal! Some days I can't take anymore. It's true what they say--the Western World is on a collision course.
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