Done Right By You

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Courtesy of Rob Lee on Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/roblee/31294361

Burl Langston leaned against the cedar post. Behind him, a few longhorns mulled about. On the other side of the fence, clouds of dust hung over the plains like soiled cotton as countless shorthorns spilled onto a patch of alfalfa. Burl’s toothpick splintered, so he spit out the pieces. He had plans today, like every day, but a seething anger pulled him here on yet another morning. Read more “Done Right By You”

Resolutely Resolving My Rubik’s Cube

Resolving to be Resolute
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

2017’s beady eyes are peering over the horizon, and it’s the first time that I’ve bothered to look back in earnest at promises made in the haze of New Year enthusiasm.

Sounds like progress, right? Right.

So let’s see how those puzzle pieces are lining up: Read more “Resolutely Resolving My Rubik’s Cube”

Datu Jiri

Last month, I buried my nose in several books regarding the Spanish-American War and the Filipino Moro insurgency against the U.S. in the early 20th century. Fascinating stuff that mainly had to do with researching my work-in-progress, but it inspired some flash fiction. The following is one of several flash pieces I’ve been working on lately. Expect them to pop up randomly.

Read more “Datu Jiri”

Bumps and Bruises

It’s my hope that followers of my previous WordPress.com blog are receiving notification of this post as they normally do. I found a way to supposedly migrate followers to my new host.

My apologies for the bumps along the road as I put this site back together. In hindsight, I should have spent a little more time polishing before announcing my return. But, hey, where’s the fun and excitement in that? 🙂

More to come…

-Phillip

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The Prodigal Writer

I’m back!

Maybe less like a phoenix rising from the ashes and more like Pete “Bleary-Eyed” McPartypants on a post-Cuervo Saturday morning. I won’t be off to a rip-roaring start as I rekindle my online presence, but I intend to get back in the game and show some hustle.

Over the next few posts, I plan to address some likely questions:

Why does your blog seem different (i.e. broken)?

Where have you been?

What have you been doing?

What haven’t you been doing?

How about those “experimental resolutions” you talked about early this year?

I hope my friends are still here and willing to lend an ear. If not, that’s fine as well. I’ve been known to talk to the air a time or two.

That doesn’t mean I’m not going to plant some Angus-candy as an incentive to come back and hang out:

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“I don’t like the way that dog’s looking at me, dad.”

-Phillip