Like a mysterious living battery, your dog stores up love. Its tail is powered by love.
A healing love that flows from hand, to hand.
If you’d like to read a bit of fiction I wrote over the weekend about this magical phenomenon, a very short story that I’ve simply titled
A Dog’s Tail, then follow the link! If you enjoy reading Cool San Diego Sights, you might like it!
Along with a variety of other philosophical stories,
A Dog’s Tail resides on my special writing blog, Short Stories by Richard.
I believe I finally got it right. My latest short story. For a while it seemed wrong, incomplete.
Returning the Ball is a happy story about youth, optimism and gratitude.
This quick read is likely to make you smile. Perhaps even wipe a tear. Click the above link to read it.
Need something to read this Labor Day? I’ve gradually built a collection of short stories (and a poem) at my blog
Short Stories by Richard. These small works of fiction are ideal for a beach read. Or half an hour by the pool.
Enjoy your day and thank you for supporting Cool San Diego Sights! I plan to head up to Balboa Park! What will I discover today? I don’t know!
Can you believe it? My writing blog
Short Stories by Richard now contains 23 short stories and a poem!
My works of fiction (and poem) operate like small seeds in your fertile mind. Plant one or two–and see what might grow.
Are you curious? Simply click the following links to read my most recent stories:
A Short Bloom offers the wisdom of one gardener.
Writing Infinity is a poem about capturing perfect truth.
Walking on Light is a strange, magical story about an uplifting kind of light.
Beth’s Window contains flowers that will always regrow.
A Bottle of Polish is a tragic story about one person’s secret shine.
How to Catch a Crab is about mystery, danger and a boy’s desire.
Elvis and the Time Machine proves that anyone can time travel.
Thank you for visiting my blog!
My writing blog
Short Stories by Richard continues to grow. It now features 17 short works of fiction.
Many of the stories concern magic–or elements in life that seem to be magic. Most of the pieces contain both light and darkness.
I already posted a summary of my first six short stories
These are the next eleven–click the links to read:
One Strange, Shimmering Dream follows one man’s fantastic pursuit.
A Small Fountain in Green Park is about love and cherished moments in our brief life.
Irresistible Gravity is about futility and self-questioning.
A Dance in the Lightning takes a dangerous peek at ultimate reality.
Waterfall Tears interprets a moment of grieving.
An Old Man on a Bus contains unexpected defiance.
Dew on the Grass is about keen perception.
How to Paint Angels tells a story of despair, then sudden miraculous inspiration.
Final Real Magic is about youth and the uncertain nature of magic.
The Piano Player Sat Down produces a bit of strange, musical magic.
The Child and the Koi is a short fable about opposing primal powers.
Thank you for following my blog! Today I’m going to a Mariachi Festival in San Diego’s South Bay. Photos should be coming later!
Have a fine Sunday and keep on smiling!
It’s raining today. And I’m off from work. So I’ve been sitting at my computer wrestling with words.
I believe I’ve now finished another short story. At least, it seems complete. This story concerns youth, magic, innocence, dreams, the passage of years and what might happen in life. If you’d like to read it, click the following link:
Final Real Magic is the title of the story.
Here we go again! I wrote another short story! What does it have to do with Cool San Diego Sights? Nothing. Silly me!
This very short work of fiction is about life. And painting angels. It has a happy ending! Click
this link to read it on my writing blog Short Stories by Richard!
Thank you! I promise my next blog post will actually be about San Diego!
And by the way–I just posted four beautiful photos of
barren trees in a heavenly sky on my other blog, A Small World Full of Beauty. In case you’re curious, I took those photos this morning in Mission Valley.
Enough blogging for today!
A broken chain at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
These photos taken at the Maritime Museum of San Diego tell a story. It’s that never-ending tale of human struggle against the elements.
Rope and chain. Ancient inventions.
A tale of human struggle against the elements.
Waiting for an outstretched hand, a critical moment.
An anchor above calm water.
Instruments of control in a stormy world. Rope, chain and anchor.
Life clings to chains. Rust devours chains.
A strained connection.
Necessary chains. Rusty chains large and small.
Ropes cast aside, perhaps hurriedly.
Ordered ropes, to harness gusts above.
Bent steel, neat coils, in a tangle of untouchable dark shadows.
Worm, Parcel and Serve! A never-ending story of human ambition, battling water, sun, salt and wind.
Tarring at the museum.
New bonds, prepared.
A strange sculpture, or a potent symbol.
This is a story of struggle with many pages. The unconquerable antagonist in every chapter is Time.
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