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About kingmidget

About the name. I was the youngest of four. Until I got to kindergarten, I didn't have much to say. All I had to do to get what I wanted was to point, and a sibling, or loving parent, would fulfill my request. As a result, my father coined the nickname -- King Midget. At least that's the way the story goes. I am a father, husband, friend, and lover, writer, runner, pizza maker, baker, and many other things. What I am not is my occupation. It is my job that pays the bills and provides for my family. But, it does not define me.

Trent Was Right

When I started writing this last night, I wanted it offbeat. But I don’t do offbeat easily. So I wrapped up The Dream Story with a cliched ending. Trent pointed out that the pregnancy was too cliched. And I agree. … Continue reading

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A Dream Story

I rarely remember my dreams, but this morning I woke up with a clear image from a dream in my head. I was walking with a woman in my neighborhood. I have no idea who the woman was, but what … Continue reading

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Phantom

The Monday night writing prompt was … phantom. I’d write tonight But I just can’t A world torn asunder By a virus By racism By violence I’m overwhelmed Watching the news Watching twitter I go around And around And around … Continue reading

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Coyote

The coyote lurked right at the edge of the yard, where the light from the porch reached that place where the darkness of night overwhelmed the glow. Even at that edge, I could see the reflection in his eyes. Two … Continue reading

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A Story I’d Like To Write

My grandmother’s birthday is today. She was born 111 years ago in Rothenturm, Switzerland. As you might expect, she didn’t quite make it to today. Instead, she passed away in her sleep Christmas morning 1990, at the age of 81. … Continue reading

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Writing Exercises

After years of struggle, I’m still struggling with writing. In this age of pandemic and newly retired, I’m doing a range of things to keep busy, but regular, steady writing isn’t one of them. Much to my chagrin. However, I … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers

My good blogging friend, Dale, has been participating in Friday Fictioneers as long as I’ve been following her. Every once in awhile, what she comes up with prompts me to write something and I do so in a comment on … Continue reading

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Slow Motion

The words, they come slower The days, they go faster   As time goes by Change is constant As time dwindles Nothing changes   A time, when all seemed possible A past, where possibilities died   Memories of things That … Continue reading

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Northville is coming

I’m just about done with finalizing Northville Five & Dime for publication. The cover is a bit of a challenge. I’m still working on the fonts, but am curious what people think about these two…

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The Irrepairable Past

Just short of two weeks into the release of The Irrepairable Past, 35 people have downloaded the e-book or bought the paperback. And the reviews are starting. Carrie Rubin, author of the medical thrillers The Bone Curse, Eating Bull, and The Seneca Scourge (and … Continue reading

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