Category Archives: cautionary tales

Matthew Gomez Flash Fiction Challenge: Sub Genre Mash-Up of Southern Gothic and Cosmic Horror “Cotton Farmer”

Cotton Farmer By EF Sweetman My dear Mama passed on while bringing me into this world-her one baby girl. Nine strapping boys couldn’t kill her, it was me, her tiniest baby. Nannie and Poppy came to help take care of … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Up early, getting my coffee before deciding do I kill time on the bad news, or write with a clean head. Large, milk no sugar. I gave up the sugar in my coffee in 1987 because I ran out of … Continue reading

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Monday morning

Large, milk, no sugar, thanks. That didn’t take long, did it? News on the radio is that senators can’t get together in the biggest health crisis in over one hundred years. And depending on your political slant, it’s either they’re … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic Earthlings

I am way out of line here, and I’ll pay for this later. Really pay. But I’m like most of you earthlings-with your priorities so out of whack that it’s a wonder how you survive each day. Like you, I … Continue reading

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Solstice Shenanigans

What a interesting start to winter here in the northeast! The temperature is in the mid fifties before noon on the first full day of winter and I have to tell you, things are a little crazy with this unusual … Continue reading

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What Happened, Santa?

I’m old, therefore, my image of Santa Claus is this: I think anyone over 50 who celebrates Christmas is in agreement. So  I guess I have to wonder, What Fresh Hell Is This? A whole new idea of Santa? Isn’t … Continue reading

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I’ll Have an Extra Smarmy Venti with Two Pumps of Who The F*ck Cares

I can’t be the only one around who had no clue about the mega over-priced, crappy coffee chain red cups until my newsfeed and twitter informed me EVERYONE IS OUTRAGED OVER THE STARBUCKS RED CUP CONTROVERSY!  Are we? We are? Really? I … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Propolis

I say, what’s this? A rare post? These are becoming as elusive as the Dryococolis australis (one of the world’s rarest insects), although not nearly as precious and hopefully, not as gross. Well, as long as we’re on the topic … Continue reading

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The 3 D’s of The Big, Huge, Enormous…etc. part deux

Desire, Discipline and Determination. The Three D’s of Success according to somebody who likes to put large groups of people in conference halls to motivate them to reach life goals. Last summer I channeled those three intentions  to galvanize the … Continue reading

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My Early College Memoirs…

Thirty years ago I was at college. It was a fun four years because I made great friends, enjoyed a painless course load and found my absolute favorite job in the world after I graduated: picture framing. I wasn’t really … Continue reading

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