Author Archives: kingmidget

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.

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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Bob the egret says, “Buy This Book!”

After years in the wilderness of writer’s block and indie publishing frustration – a lethal combination – I’m back. The first of what I hope to be four novellas published over the next year or so is now live on … Continue reading

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These Parts

A response to Trent Lewin’s short story of the same name. It struck something in me and I wanted to take a different approach. These Parts Your lips, soft and warm and moist. They whispered against my skin. I brushed … Continue reading

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Wark Creek

  Rippling water Reflecting light And shadows   Rushing   Whispering ripples Filling quiet And sound   Falling   Dancing sun Sparkling bright And clear   Running   Nature dances Peaceful sounds And signs

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There Is No Can’t In Writing

I just read part of a thread on Twitter. It was prompted by a writer who saw a FB conversation about whether writers should write stories with a narrator or POV from a gender other than their own. The writer … Continue reading

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Nobody Important

Over at my blog, I posted awhile back about how writing prompts can help a struggling writer. In that post I highlighted Eat. Create. Repeat. – Kira’s blog where she posts regular prompts that run the gamut from poetry prompts … Continue reading

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