Short Fiction – “F” by Mitchell Zucker

  [Mitchell Zucker has several short stories on this site.  This one is a Think In The Morning...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Remembering Big Al

  [Click on BLUE links for sources or more information]   IMPORTANT NOTE:  To honor Al, the Community Center of Mendocino is hosting a "Celebration Of Big Al's Life" Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 3:00pm. Please join us, bring your stories, music and photos of...

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A Doodle A Day

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information}       “You see,” said Thurber sadly, “that’s the way life goes.  I write stories with the utmost care, rewriting every one from three to 10 times.  I have written so many of them for the New Yorker that six...

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What’s With All The Elephant Napkins?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   I woke up.  In the darkness I sensed a presence.  I rolled out of bed reluctantly.  I went to pee.  I made coffee.  While drinking my coffee I realized the presence was always with me.  A memory. There are...

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The Sea Gull As Art

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   “qualia” : the internal and subjective component of sense perceptions, arising from stimulation of the senses by phenomena     There is geometry at play in life, not just in art― we call it symmetry. James Maxwell  ...

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Why Does “The Bad” Drive Out “The Good”?

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Have you ever wondered why the date you found on that online dating service wasn’t what you expected?  Or why the used car you bought turned out to be an old junker?  Or why the stock market crashed just after...

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William Blake Today

  For sources and more information click on the BLUE links.   You may have noticed that Think in the Morning has not posted since January 21st.  Sometimes the mind needs a period of silence to clear.  We've been reading and pondering, thinking and resting, hoping for...

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Cat Fight

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Government shutdowns are not a new thing.  Gary Evans over at Global Macro Monitor recently provided an effective short summary with this graph.     It is interesting to observe that the government shut down 8...

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Addicted to Trompudo

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Many families have a relative they look up to, a personality known widely in a local area, nationally or internationally.  For me it was my Great Uncle Lewis Foster, my grandmother’s brother.  He was a...

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Goldilocks

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Just then, Goldilocks woke up and saw the three bears.  She screamed, "Help!"  And she jumped up and ran out of the room.  Goldilocks ran down the stairs, opened the door, and ran away into the forest.  And...

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An Indulgent Nostalgic Journey

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Nostalgia, to me, is not the emotion that follows a longing for something you lost, or for something you never had to begin with, or that never really existed at all. It's not even, not really, the feeling...

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Eating the Seed Corn

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information]   Wise old farmers have long had a saying: Don't eat your seed corn. In simple terms, it means that every seed that comes through your hands has the potential to either be eaten or planted for next year's...

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Smoking

  [Click on BLUE links for sources and information]   My mother and grandmother smoked their cigarettes in a little room off the kitchen we called the back porch.  In the company of a washing machine, a dryer, a chest freezer, and a broom closet they sat at a table,...

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