Georgie Groundhog

“Oh dear, oh dear! I’m late, so terribly late,” muttered Georgie Groundhog to himself as he dressed for the storm outside. “I’ve slept too long. Spring will never…

Jolene

Me and Little Tim race our horses hard trying to catch up to the train. I saw him tumble from his mount. If the bullet didn’t kill him,…

Late at Night

I opened my eyes and could not see. Nothing but black in front of me. I lay supine upon this bed, Thinking I’d be better dead. The night…

Poor Kid

The Sheriff hauled Jimmy to the gallows to become acquainted with the hangman’s knot. You see, he tried to clean the table with a counterfeit full-house. Drunk on…

The Bogeyman

Daddy says it’s time to sleep, To go to bed with naught a peep. The clock winds down, the hour late. I know I have to face my…

Western Standoff

Billy: Ya rascally varmit, git back here! Davey: Who’s gonna make me? Tommy: That’d be me. Billy: With what, yer lady’s ladel? Tommy: Better than yer rollin’ pin.…

Ballroom Dreams

I entered the ballroom and searched for her in a sea of gowns and tuxedo. I had to find her, to touch her. All these masks! The ladies…

Bump in the Night

Matted-hair and rotted teeth, what evil danger lurks beneath? Pointed talons and razor claw, drags you into a gaping maw. He hides in closets and under beds, ripping,…

Maggie’s Secret

“So, I know something you don’t know.” “Bet you don’t.” “I’ll take that bet. Were you talking with Maggie today?” “No. I take it, you were. What’s up…

Perfect Party

Doug is dressed in his party best, In a feathered hat and a sequined vest. With an icy beer in each hand, He’d rock it out, with the…

High Seas Laundry

Captain Hook, he climbed the deck, Lookin’ for Smee, to give him heck. His eyes, they blazed, all full of fire. The poor old sot, his fate was…

How Important is Plot Anyway?

Let’s start with a serviceable definition of plot: A plot is the event or events that are used to insure that you get your story and characters from…