I’m cheating and submitting two stories this week because, after today, I’m taking time away from our merry band. I will miss you all and will certainly visit every now and again. Once I have a handle on the revision of my novel, I’ll return ~ with bells on. Lish

things happen down at the water’s edge
petey’s place is always hoppin’ and jumpin’
delia’s boathouse sells beers schnapps tequila on ice
that light through the trees shows where toots and jango deal everything from cocaine to meth
great place to hang if you’re wantin to meet a girl or ten
take money girls like money
yeah yeah it’s quiet now that’s cause it’s past two in the a.m.
but after four the lunatics come out and sing
loud too
sometimes they wear bells sometimes crazy hats and big pants
gotta go to the light
visit toots and jango


  1. Dale says:

    Souds like quite the little town… Anything you want can be found for a price…
    Enjoy your time off FF and looking forward to hearing how the novel is going!

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  2. Sandra says:

    Going to miss you, Alicia. Best of luck. Love the atmosphere of your final offering for a while. Take care.

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  3. neilmacdon says:

    Superb voice in this. What a finale! Good luck with the novel

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  4. jillyfunnell says:

    “Take money girls like money.” Great phrase. I loved this piece, simple delivery with so much behind the words. Brilliant.

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  5. Dear Lish,

    It’s not cheating, especially if the second story’s as well written as the first. And it is. πŸ˜‰ Love the voice.
    That said, I’ll say, you’ll be missed here. I do understand as I embark on another novel. Best of luck…see you on facebook. (Do you ever Skype?)



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    • No Skyping here. I actually thought about you when I decided to get my rear in gear and revise AGAIN. There YOU are writing, painting, promoting, visiting family, tending Friday Fictioneers. . . Whew! While I teach for an hour three times a week, garden and write a blog post twice a week. But a very good friend who is an editor suggested that if I quit striving for perfection in my blogs, I could focus on The Rain Cape. Done. I will stop by and read my favorite people’s work, though. That’s for sure. Adios to FF but not you.

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Super post, Lish. The narrator’s voice is excellent, as is your description of the scene. I shall miss your stories. Good luck with the novel! xx

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  7. plaridel says:

    sounds like a fun place to go… and good luck on the novel you’re working on. πŸ™‚

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  8. Sarah Ann says:

    Your MC is definitely hooked on having a good time – sad that he’s off to see toots and jango again though.

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  9. tedstrutz says:

    Good luck with your novel. Call me when you come to town.


  10. shivamt25 says:

    Amazing piece! It feels like the whole place alive. Good luck with your novel!

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  11. Laurie Bell says:

    Ooooo well told. Great vibe here that’s a little bit off the wall

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  12. granonine says:

    Craaaaazy, Dude πŸ™‚


  13. prior.. says:

    Hi! Just sending happy blog break wishes your way and hope the final edits of the novel come out well. What a special project to span 20yrs – some things need to brew and have pauses and hope the final stretch of it is smooth – πŸ˜‰

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  14. prior.. says:

    Hey – I just wanted to let you know that I used your blog tile in one of my posts – I have not had the chance to add a note (keep forgetting because it was one of those posts that already had notes – lol )- but it was a Sunday fiction post/ and all hat to say – I love the “up from the ashes”

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