A Perfect 10 with Author Robert Eggleton

A great interview/review of Robert Eggleton’s book “Rarity From the Hollow” given by author Don Massenzio.

Author Don Massenzio

This week, I have the pleasure of featuring Author Robert Eggleton on this edition of A Perfect 10.

Please enjoy this week’s installment of A Perfect 10

If you want to check out past interviews, you can find them in the following links:

A.C. FlorySteve BoseleyKayla MattMae ClairJill SammutDeanna KahlerDawn Reno LangleyJohn HowellElaine CouglerJan SikesNancy BellNick DavisKathleen LopezSusan ThatcherCharles YallowitzArmand RosamiliaTracey PaganaAnna DobrittKaren OberlaenderDeby FredericksTeri PolenDarlene FosterRobert Rayner, C.C. NaughtonSherry RentshlerLinda BradleyLuna St. ClairJoan HallStaci Troilo, Allan Hudson

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Photo Copyright: Ted Strutz

Here we are this week gathered in front of a work of art in a neighborhood park. We’ve gathered to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks, Ted.

To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for this week’s stories is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

A BARGAIN by P.S. Joshi

The day had arrived when Jake Goodrich, famed local art critic, was to choose the show winner. Jake stopped in front of the piece labeled “Wheels” and smiled.

“Without a doubt, this is the masterpiece,” he said in a voice that rose above the mumbling of the large crowd. He put the sign 1st Prize in front of it and stepped back.

That night under a streetlight payment exchanged hands.

“Here’s the amount asked for, Jake,” said Brad Mathews. “Thanks to you I not only have the museum’s top award money, my garage is thoroughly cleared out.”













Lobos del Marino~

Photos from Cindy Knoke’s trip south. This was taken near Argentina.

A face only a mother could love?

Nah, I think he’s a looker!

Apparently the lobos girls agree!

Patagonian Sea Lions are larger than their northern counterparts, and genetically distinct.

The males can grow up to 8 feet in length and weigh up to 800 pounds.

They have the archetypical lionesque heads with manes of fur, which make them quite impressive.

They are a protected species as there are only an estimated 265,000 of them left in the wild.

Comments are restored and will hopefully work, and I so very much miss hearing from you!!
Cheers to you from El Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia Argentina, the southern most city in the world~

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GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA   Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–December 24, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes provides a picture prompt taken by himself or sent in by one of the other participants in the group of writers. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was taken by Al himself. Thanks, Al.

To read the other stories written by the group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


Juliet inspected the fridge and saw there was no milk. She also knew there was snow on the ground and more falling. It was 20 degrees out.

As she dialed the nearest convenience store she also called to her husband, Mitch.

In twenty minutes Mitch chilled through was entering the warm store. He swiftly made the purchase muttering under his breath.

Trudging home he saw something barely moving to the left. He pointed the beam of his flashlight at the movement and saw a large golden retriever curled up and shivering under a piece of thick cardboard leaning against a brick wall.

As he got nearer the dog started thumping its tail.

“Well, guy haven’t you got a home?”

The animal slowly got to its feet and met him halfway. Mitch’s heart melted. There was no collar.

“Come on boy lets go home together.”

The dog followed in Mitch’s footsteps.

Back at the house, Juliet called from the kitchen, “Well, did you get the milk?”

“Yes, and a little something extra.”

“What do you mean? Oh.”















The Gift That Was Delivered To Steven Mnuchin Should Have Been Sent To Republican Lawmakers

I can understand the anger but this gift cost the community money.

Gronda Morin

https://www.facebook.com/drrobertstrongsong LA psychologist Robby Strong

There was literally a stink bomb in the form of manure packaged as a Christmas gift sent to the California home of the US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchen with a less than flattering  thank you note about his Donor Class tax cuts bill.

On behalf of “We the People,” This can be dubbed, the best Christmas gift ever!

Image result for cartoon of steve mnuchinHere is the rest of the story…

On December 24, 2017 the Reuters staff penned the following story, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin was sent gift-wrapped box of horse manure: reports.

“The package was found Saturday evening in a next-door neighbor’s driveway in Bel Air, the Los Angeles Police Department told the Los Angeles Times and KNBC television, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles. The package also included a Christmas card with negative comments about President Donald Trump and the new U.S. tax law signed by Trump last week.”


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Can you write funny? BBC Radio is looking for new comedy talent

This could be someone’s big chance.


BBC Radio 4
have commissioned a sketch show for aspiring comedy writers. The focuss  is on smart and funny observations around diversity and multiculturalism.
This is a UK-wide opportunity for the next generation of BAME comedy writers, and others from under-represented communities, to showcase themselves as satirical comedy sketch writers.
Under-represented communities. I don’t know how BBC radio define it but to me that includes: black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, women, people with a disability, people who are experience-advantaged (ok, old), lesbian, gay, transgender, low waged, working class…what do you think?

Some of the best sketch comedy has traditionally shone a satirical light on social issues of the time, and finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention is a proud trademark of UK sketch comedy.

Now BBC Radio 4, the home of new sketch writing, aims to satirise all facets of contemporary multicultural Britain with this new…

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#Christmas at the Drunken Sasquatch (reprise)

An amusing story for the Christmas season. 🙂 — Suzanne

Life in the Realm of Fantasy

Merry Christmas from my home to yours. This post first appeared here last year, and several of my friends asked to see it again, so without further ado, live from the Other Side of Seattle, I bring you everyone’s favorite were-dragon, Dan Dragonsworthy, and Christmas at the Drunken Sasquatch. No vampires were harmed in the making of this tale.

Vampires have a sick sense of humor, especially Alfredo, although he pretends to be cultured. Just over a year ago he got me banned from here, by switching my orange juice for an orange soda… that dirty trick was more than embarrassing. Covering the cost of the damages to the scorched floor, replacing the furniture, and buying Sylvia Wannamaker a new coat ate into my hoard quite heavily.

Worst of all, I was banned from participating in November’s pool tournament.

However, I’m a were-dragon. We like our revenge served up cold and…

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Celebrate Christmas with a FREE Short Story

FREE Christmas story from today until December 29th

All I Have to Say

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I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (for those who celebrate it) and a Happy Holiday Season! A few days ago, I decided to publish a short story that had been gathering dust on my laptop. The story is FREE on Kindle from today until December 29th. If you’re interested in reading it, here are the buying links:

Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog and commented on my posts throughout the past year. I’m grateful to all of you and am looking forward to another year of reading your blogs and following your adventures in 2018.

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To All My Readers, Have A Very Merry Holiday Celebration And A Happy New Year!

A holiday greeting and some great cartoons from Gronda.

Gronda Morin


2017 has been a very long year. From incessant breaking news alerts thanks to our Reality TV Republican President Donald Trump; to the Christmas surprise of the US Congressional republican lawmakers’ US biggest tax cuts bill which is heavily skewed to benefit the super rich, and where the rest of us will be picking up the check; to the end of net neutrality protections; to the War on the Press, Truth, decency and on our institutions like the FBI; to a string of natural disasters, we are all very tired. We are all exhausted.

I’d much rather look ahead to the new year of 2018. This is the year when “we the people,” the “Never Trumpers,” the folks who value decency, fairness, compassion, truth and those who are a part of the resistance, take back our country.

Dear Readers, Blogging Friends and Followers, Thank you for supporting this…

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