Hawthorne’s Earth’s Holocaust by Duane L. Herrmann

This prompt reminded me immediately of a little-known story by Nathanial Hawthorne, ‘Earth’s Holocaust.’ Originally published in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine in May 1844, it was collected into Mosses from an Old Manse two years later. In this story, set interestingly “once upon a time – but whether in the time past or time … Continue reading Hawthorne’s Earth’s Holocaust by Duane L. Herrmann

What To Throw Into the Fire by Mary Perrin Scott

Normally I do not think of things to destroy, however as I contemplated this prompt, I see some disturbing things circling around that should be obliterated.1. The virus that our president is saying is nothing more than the flu, has taken 211,000 and more, lives. Families and friends have been separated from one -another because … Continue reading What To Throw Into the Fire by Mary Perrin Scott

OXYTOCIN by Edward Pontacoloni

The Northcountry Center for Ideological Cleansing at the Rookery in St. Frederick, New York, yesterday announced an astonishing new discovery that has enthused the pseudo scientific world with googled wonderment. Doctor Zorba Kildeere, the famed bioanthropsychist, has proclaimed the discovery to be a “real zeitgeist changer.”  As a reporter for Adirondack Stream Media, I went … Continue reading OXYTOCIN by Edward Pontacoloni