Category Archives: Creative Work

Various types of written pieces for the entertainment of our community.

The Magic Lamp

I just read a scientific survey. It was published by Fox News. So you know it’s accurate and unbiased. The scientists concluded that 99.6% of the English-speaking population of The United States of America do not understand the concept of … Continue reading

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Vertigo or Squirrel Droppings or A Tale of Two Nurses

By Fred Prout My body is revolting. WAIT, WHAT?  Alexa, erase that and start over. A follow up to the vividly remembered two weeks without beer. I hope I didn’t give the impression I drink too much. Two possibly three … Continue reading

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Amber Does Know What a Mouse Is

By Jackie Deal Amber (my cat) is playing with one of her stuffed mousies in the corner. Isn’t that cute? She’s acting like it’s a real mouse. That’s so cu-uUUUT !! A 2 ½ inch dark brown mouse streaked across … Continue reading

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Rabinowitz’s Pork Roll

By Fred Prout I like beer. Actually, I love beer. I especially love the taste of beer. Bock, Porter, Stout. The thick, dark, stand up a spoon in it, beer. Or, a really hoppy ale. Taste is everything. I know … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope?

By Fred Prout Well, it finally happened this morning. Despite fighting tooth and nail to prevent it for many years, and with every fiber of my being, it happened. Now bear in mind that every terrible event in our lives … Continue reading

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Coasting Along

By Jackie Deal Two L.O.L.s (Little Old Ladies) camping on the Oregon coast for two weeks. Safely parked and now exploring.  The R.V. park was south of town; driving into town they passed a sign, “Darlingtonia ¼ mile”.   LOL #1:  … Continue reading

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WE WONDER WHERE THE WATER WENT

it came about in the year 2022 after the Covid restrictions were lifted (sort of) that two L.O.L.s (Little Old Ladies) decided it was time to take an RV

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Ratcheds Redux

by Fred Prout Now that the weather is getting a bit toasty inland, tourists are visiting en masse. Rental houses and motels are chock full of visitors. Local merchants are opening extra hours to accommodate them. Great to see. Now … Continue reading

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Ratcheds By The Sea

by Fred Prout The first town meeting of the new year was a doozy. As soon as Mayor, and town doc, Ben Dover opened the meeting, police chief, Patrick Muldoon and officer Gunther Toody reported on a disturbance at The … Continue reading

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What Goes Around

By Fred Prout Some memories stay with you forever. Some fade away, half forgotten, until something pokes them with a stick to waken them. Like a dormant hornet’s nest. Ready to start buzzing and attacking your brain. Insisting on getting … Continue reading

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Guest Writer In The Sty

Or, Perfect Pen Pals. Or, The Promised Pigs. Interpreted by Fred Prout  I am Paulina Porkiskova. I am a pig. Sometimes people use that word in a negative way. I am a proud pig. Since I can’t use a pencil, … Continue reading

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Amber, I’m Sorry

By Jackie Deal “There is no joy in Mudville, mighty Casey (Jackie) has struck out.” (Or something like that.) No “Hip, Hip, Hooray.” No “Whoopi!” Maybe just a “Whoo”. You see, I‘ve just had my six week check-up after total … Continue reading

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February 9, 2021 Anniversary Post

Just over a year ago, a good friend asked if I would write a story for the TV Log. I declined because, as I told her, I am not a writer. I don’t have the discipline or background to be … Continue reading

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WIDDER WOMEN

By Jackie Deal It started around coffee, three women talking. “Ya’ know there’s so much about my rig that I don’t know anything about.”

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A Fantasy

Use your imagination. Midnight. Full Moon. The barnyards for miles around are slowly emptying. The word has been passed for weeks. Tonight is the much awaited performance of the annual barnyard ballet. This year, Paulina Porkiskova will be the Prima … Continue reading

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EVERYBODY NEEDS A SCRATCHING POST

By Jackie Deal Amber is lost! Disappeared! Not to be found. I’ve looked everywhere. High. Low. Her favorite hidey hole. No Amber. The water heater repairman-prone across the kitchen floor, head under the sink- mumbles “I didn’t let the cat … Continue reading

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Grief

It seems like the whole world resonates with the sound and feel of grieving. It has been nearly two years since the beginning of the “great pandemic” and we are still losing loved ones at an alarming rate. Add to … Continue reading

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Free Tax Advice

To put things in context, the following took place shortly before my recent re-connection surgery. For those of you who are interested, it went well and things are working out ok . And often. And after six months, I can … Continue reading

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A Ticket To Ride II

by Fred Prout The train slows and stops. I get off, along with a few other passengers. The ones with which I have had the strongest connections. A smaller train sits waiting to take us in a different direction. We … Continue reading

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There’s Gonna Be Some Changes Made

by Jackie Deal Yeah, I’ve already started some of those changes. I’ve moved the kitty’s litter box! What? you ask. Why? Well, it’s like this: I have arthritis in both hips! Bending over, reaching around the foot of the bed … Continue reading

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