(repost) by Raji Singh

Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction
‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we’ll never have lived.’
These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise from the bookshelves and portraits in the Fiction House.
I cannot refuse.

It’s been four months since I started this blog site.  The response to my whimsical, once-a-week short stories has been wonderful.  Thanks so much for letting me entertain you.

It’s fun to imagine and create a new story each week.  In gardener parlance – starting out with the seed of an idea, cultivating until it flourishes then is ready for display on a Sunday evening.

For those of you coming upon the Tales of the Fiction House website for the first time, the stories are from 200 to 1,000 words.  Sometimes they’re in a series of three or four vignettes.  (You may read all from beginning to now by scrolling down.)  They are the ‘further tales, fables, legends, and myths’ based on characters through the centuries who are the ‘residents’ of the Fiction House.  The stories are meant to bring a laugh, a tear, a smile, a ‘knowing’ grin, a, “c’mon who’s he trying to kid”, to the reader.

They’re meant, too, to introduce you to the style of my novel, Tales of the Fiction House  (Amazon and Barnes and Noble)  It’s a book adults enjoy.  It’s suitable for younger adults.  A little bit Twain, Connecticut Yankee in King Author’s Court, comedy.  A tad, Hitchhiker’s Guide, fantasy-farce.  An abundance of Steinbeck’s, Tortilla Flat, humor-pathos.    (A great Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, or Lindian Independence Day gift!)

I hope you’ll enjoy it.  In the meantime, visit me each week at the Fiction House, your first stop for short story whimsy.  Meet all the residents as I archive their lives and adventures.

Happy Holidays!

© Raji Singh, 2012

(Join me every Sunday night at the Fiction House, your place for short story, lark, whimsy, and merriment.  Meet the many residents as I archive their lives and centuries of adventures.  You can read their origins in my novel, TALES OF THE FICTION HOUSE,   but that’s a different story.  It’s available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble,)

About Raji Singh

I am a writer, a foundling anchored by tale-telling and imagination. Read my history in Tales of the Fiction House, available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (This is a portrait of my great-great grandfather. He's a handsome devil and I am his spitting image.)
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