Mushroom Mysteries

I don’t believe in fairies. Of course, I don’t. They show up only in children’s stories of years ago, those magical little folk who can zip through the air, who appear and disappear at will. And yet, the other day, I noticed the loveliest mushrooms that had appeared out of nowhere. I wondered just what, […]

Thoughts on the Old Year

Thoughts on the Old Year

  It’s a funny thing about tomorrow; although it’ll be the start of a brand-new year, 2020, were it not for turning the page on the calendar, would anyone notice a difference? The 1920s were known as the Roarin’ Twenties. What will the 2020s be known as? Looking back at several past New Years, I […]

Under a Misty Moon

Under a Misty Moon

Why had I listened to Daisy Stanton? “You don’t have to take this assignment, Ned,” she had said when we met for coffee at Grandy’s last week. “I do need the pictures and you are such a great photographer. But, I may be able to find time to run out there in a few days.” […]

It Almost Didn’t Happen

It Almost Didn’t Happen

  We’ve read stories about artists who suffer greatly, trying to represent on canvas or paper the picture they have in their minds. Many of them try and try again before they let the picture be seen by the public. Writers suffer the same way. Sometimes, the exact words just don’t seem to be available. […]

Under a Silvery Moon

Under a Silvery Moon

  The moon, shining down on Granger’s Mansion, saw some strange and puzzling sights. What, for example, was the animal who stopped by one moonlit night to pay Ned McNeil a visit? But, long before that, what were the murderous things that went on in the moonlight and had an effect many years later on […]

Moon Shadows on the Path

Moon Shadows on the Path

  Chapter 28 The rain stopped and I turned off my windshield wipers. About halfway to Myra’s home, I realized no one in the whole world knew where I was and that was not a good thing. I speed-dialed Cade but got no answer, only his voice mail. Leaving a message, I told him where […]

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