Kitty & the Two Johns

This is the third entry in an on-going series of pretty much me writing out all of the weird stuff I’m finding about my third great-grandmother, Kitty James Bellamy James. For earlier posts, click here or here. This post is still discussing the research question: What were the names of Kitty's parents? So I narrowed …

the phone in the other

the phone in the other room rings once and refuses to carry your voice the phone in the other- world rings and rings without disturbing a soul   Fresh ink. This is my subversion of "thoughts & prayers." Constructive criticism welcome.

Health Nut

My friend Ron walks into his kitchen, hooks the tip of his sneaker under the bottom drawer next to the fridge, and flicks it open.“Dude, have some,” Ron says.Inside the drawer, I see Chips Ahoy cookies, moon pies, and those Little Debbie wafer bars that I used to beg for in the grocery store but …

Mysterious Poisoning

Minnie Benner is my 3rd great-grandmother. Paris green, also known as Schweinfurt green, emerald green, or Vienna green, is an insecticide, rodenticide, and pigment invented in 1814 in Schweinfurt, Germany. Sources: Article: "Mysterious Poisoning," Evansville Journal (Evansville, IN), 17 Mar 1896, p. 1, col. 2, art. 2. Accessed on genealogybank.com, 19 Dec 2019. photo credit: …

An Alien Land

Inside the small spaceship, the commander barks at his army. “Cover the perimeter. We wait until first encounter to attack.” Morning in Wichita continues. Light from the basketball-sized hole in the Atkinsons' dining room wall drifts across the broad pine table, where diagonal burns mark the path of the crash. Photo by Frans Van Heerden …