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"Children have a never-ending curiosity about the world around them and frequently question how and why it works the way it does. Researchers have previously demonstrated that children are interested in causal information, but had not yet linke... read more
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"Pop culture today is obsessed with the battle between good and evil. Traditional folktales never were. What changed?"... read more
( culture / writing / stories )
by Greg - not really
There I was in Long Beach, California, having lunch down along the docks like I always do. It was a cool Autumn day, early November. I was watching the ships roll in ... then I'd watch 'em roll away again. Whoa-wo sittin' on the dock of the bay ...Sorry. I ... read more
( culture / writing / stories ) from July 1990
Remmy pulled into the gas station and jumped out of his pickup. He went to the rear of the truck, checked his reflection in the camper shell window, smiled, and slid the gas nozzle into the tank.
He left the pump on automatic and wandered over to a soda machine sitting n ... read more
( culture / writing / stories / humor ) from February 1990
The High Priest announced, We must sacrifice a human life tonight. The crowd of Mibuku natives milling around the fire immediately tensed and fell silent. Suddenly, the High Priest pointed his holy finger at a lowly servant fanning the Queen. The servant shrieked.
Royal guar ... read more
( culture / writing / stories ) from 1993
I just started driving. I don't know why. Boredom, I guess.
I left my house around noon. I'd had enough of watching football on t.v. and just felt like getting out. When I hopped into my truck I had no idea where I might go. East, I thought. To the desert, maybe. See the desert, I sa ... read more
( culture / writing / stories / novels ) I started writing a new story today. Can't say much about it except that it's pretty much sci-fi, though it might wander into religion and politics. So, yeah, it should offend just about everyone.Then I took a break and started cleaning. Did a load of dishes. Vacuumed and cleaned the office carpet b... read more
( culture / writing / stories ) Really old (mostly bad) stories by Bill
Lipstick & WD-40
One Of Those Nights
The Leaky Weekly
Lunch At Jack-In-The-Box
A Day At The Fair
Murder? Or Just An Honest Mistake?
Dinko Goes Shopping
Aliens Spoke to Me
Devastating earthquake Rocks Southland
Kangaroos Attacked Me
Remmy Get... read more
( culture / writing / stories ) From 1989 by William Arthur Bill Holmes.
In the vast expanse of Llycete Spaceport's docking yard on this below-freezing winter morning, the Mraclys, a small ship badly in need of a paint job, stood apart from the other ships, mostly because it was so ugly. Green on top, orange on the bottom, wi ... read more
( culture / writing / stories / horseracing ) from 1994
The first Saturday in May. What does this date mean to you? Probably nothing, except that Spring has finally arrived, unless you live in California where it's been Spring already for two months or more - real Spring, not calendar Spring.
But ask any horse racing buff and they will tell... read more
( culture / writing / stories ) by William Arthur Bill Holmes. Copyright 1990
There once was a cat named Dinko who loved food more than anything else in the world. Of course, when you're a cat, food is probably the single most important thing in the world; so none of this should come as any great shock.
Sure, being cuddle... read more