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Category Archives: Anthology
THE BOOK OF DON’T Waste not. Want not. Kill not. Lust not. Rage not. Curse not. Gawk not. Binge not. Lie not. Lay not. THE BOOK OF DO Do not. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)
A Truly Jumbo Shrimp It’s said a jumbo shrimp’s an oxymoron. A shrimp’s a little thing you put red sauce on And gobble by the dozen boiled or fried. Some of us could eat more if we tried. Enter the … Continue reading
had declared himself in pursuit of substantives. His gastrointestinal tract had lately begun to feel large and accommodating. (commodious, capacious). Thank the stars and the Creator of the stars. The spasms of sweet cream she had manfully swallowed; all the … Continue reading
Bee Kay Gooch had Kassidee, Krissee and Kooger quick and early. Kooger’s the baby. Bee Kay and Jason married Labor Day and Kooger came Christmas. Spyder Blunt, her stepdad, had a restraining order on Jason that year, but kid’s find … Continue reading
Every June, The Thane of Thoth, a tavern, helps celebrate Chichesterton’s famous Regatta-on-the-Hogg by dropping the price of its brews by 12.5% for the third of a fortnight that couches the merriment. Question: Speculate as shrewdly as your humble station … Continue reading
“The Second Coming,” poem by W. B. Yeats, http://www.poetryfoundation.org. Yeats, like Shelley in “Ozymandias,” associates folly and tyranny and self-aggrandizement with the desert lands. That happens to be where the trio of stern monotheisms were “revealed”: I’m the Only One, … Continue reading