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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.

Beelzebub and Lucifer … taking a hiatus

When I started this, it was going to be a one-off experiment. I posted that experiment three days ago and Berthold encouraged me to write more because he wanted to see what happened next. So, two days ago, I wrote … Continue reading

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Beelzebub and Lucifer, Episode Two

Berthold wanted to know what happened next. What Berthold wants, Berthold gets. I managed to start this episode with sniffling!!

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Beelzebub and Lucifer

A bit of an experiment. I wrote a piece of flash fiction and decided to deliver it in a different format. Assuming this works, let me know what you think.

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The Dime

What started as a short, short story, that morphed into a novella, that morphed into a 80,000 word novel, and could be more, is now live on Amazon. The Dime is what I like to describe as This Is Us … Continue reading

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Since retiring, and my boys leaving home, I’ve started to take over one of their rooms. I have some of my paintings and photographs on one of the walls. I sit at the desk and occasionally write. Now that I’m … Continue reading

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Can We Care Again?

It was a grisly crime. The kind that required the television reporters to warn viewers that the “footage may be disturbing.” The kind that had all sorts of things blurred in the videos that showed up on the respectable websites.  … Continue reading

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Pillow Lips

The first line of this was a writing prompt from last night. There was, and remains, a lot I wanted to do with this, but this is what I managed last night. There may just be more later. She had … Continue reading

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A Prized Possession

When I was in kindergarten, I didn’t talk much. In my report cards from that year, my teacher, Ms. Philippi, commented on my silence and encouraged me to speak up more. Well, that was a bad idea. My report cards … Continue reading

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I Want To

A little poem in response to a writing exercise last night … I want to I want I I want I want to Words of such power Words of such weakness Words that speak Words that breathe Is a want … Continue reading

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The Dime … Again Again

A stolen Yankees t-shirt. A deal to avoid punishment. A date to a dance. A few moments that change the lives of Lily, Sophie, and Pete forever. Pete, who stole the t-shirt on his 16th birthday because his neglectful mother … Continue reading

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