Lisa Burton Visits to Talk About C. S. Boyack’s New Book – Viral Blues

C.S. Boyack’s new book.

Fiction Favorites

It is always lovely to welcome Lisa Burton to my place for a chat.  As most of you know by now, Lisa is the personal assistant to writer C.S.Boyack, and the last time she visited, we talked at the coast. I’m so glad she was able to get through the Austin traffic to join me here today. So welcome Lisa. Have a cup of coffee . . . Oh, wait. You don’t drink coffee or anything else. Well anyway, tell us what you are up to these days.

Thanks for having me over, John. Love the new place, but I kind of miss the beach. Craig has me on the road promoting his newest book, “Viral Blues.” I really enjoyed this one, because I get to be in it.

It started off as a sequel to “The Hat,” and it is, but Craig included a bunch of his existing characters…

View original post 592 more words

Crabby Lane – Revisited

Again here are two stories for the great price of FREE. If you enjoyed these, just wander up and to the right to click on one or both of the book covers.

What's So Funny?

In many ways, 1969 was a memorable year. Fifty years ago, man first set foot on the moon, Woodstock was held in upstate New York, and the Beatles crossed Abbey Road.

Somewhere there is a fifty-year-old who took his first step, got potty trained, or whose uncle smoked his first joint—and took a trip without ever leaving the farm.

Not all these events are worthy of reenactment (except for the good bowel movement), but are still pivotal moments in our lives. What memory would you like to share from 1969?

If you’re new to Friday Flash Fiction, the Purple Pixie who posts our photo prompt each week is Aelfwine Twiggy Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to participate in this exercise in madness, head over to her blog for step-by-step instructions. To view the FFF  Hollywood Squares Authors Block click here.

copyright – Na’ama Yehuda

On Wednesday, tens of people waited…

View original post 96 more words

The Empty Lot


Photo Copyright: Dale Rogerson

Here we are again and this week we’re gathered on an empty activity field. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s 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 be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Dale Rogerson. Thanks, Dale. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given direction.

4 October 2019

Genre: Memoir

Word Count: 100 Words

The Empty Lot by P.S. Joshi


I had a vacation coming, so decided to take a trip back and see the old neighborhood where I was born.

The house looked much the same with a few changes to the front porch and yard. The neighborhood arrangement, however, was very different.

After WWII, a bunch of small GI homes had been stuck in all available spaces.

The street past our house, no longer a dead-end, was now blacktopped and extended to meet the road below.
The empty lot for baseball down there was gone. An expressway cut through.

My memories were just that, not reality any longer.