Make the whole world stop for awhile. It was all he’d wanted to do. But the world is stubbornly motivated to remain in motion – this portion of it frantically so; to halt this clamorous juggernaut required an act that was shocking in conception and much more in […]
Lucas J. Draeger
Banish me to a dark corner, chain me to a keyboard, and I will gladly be a word slave. I'd sit there all day, with only an occasional demand for a coffee break.
I'm a would-be (wanna be) author, middle aged, fairly repressed, but extremely BLESSED with an amazing wife and two brilliant boys.
For several years, I've been haunted by images of the starving, drug addicted, victimized teens of the streets. I write about them a lot.
The best thing about blogging on WordPress is the opportunity it brings to interact with people of different sorts – different regions, different backgrounds, different philosophies, different behaviors; it’s rare that I bump into a person who is a whole lot like myself. Different as we are, we […]
This past weekend, I had a chance to catch up with a close friend of mine, and he brought up the recent fiction series I just wrapped up on this blog. He told me how much he enjoyed it and was wondering what in the world it was […]
The mention of that name, “The UnBe”, took capture my meager concentration; I felt much like a freeway rubbernecker, casting glare upon the scene of a wreck I instinctually knew was rife with carnage and loss, but my nature would not allow me to look away. I didn’t […]
A common characteristic of walled fortresses, even those made of cardboard, is that by nature, they betray to potential intruders that there are important things behind those walls. Defenses are set up for a reason. No one builds a castle with gates of iron, then seeks refuge on […]
Me and my boys, having emerged from our 2012 corn maze adventure. Time to complete: 24 minutes I’ve been terribly remiss the past couple months. Several of you secret agents on WordPressdom have given me love in the form of illusory awards, and I’ve failed to give them […]
The halo child and I stood motionless for seconds that dragged on ages. While I couldn’t know his thoughts for certain, I supposed them to be similar to my own. In the wake of the dreadful Invader, bringer of ruin, my best weapon was secrecy. If we remained […]
Today I am reposting something I wrote last year at Halloween time. It’s meant to be humorous, of course, but there is a deeper point in it all. Hope you enjoy. I’m going to let the wives in on a secret that most men have already come to […]
Photo by wolfgangfoto Windows chattered violently behind burgundy curtains; vibration from the outside eruption moved the plush floor in waves, and I became nauseous, my legs losing stability. I fell to my knees, looked to the front room; despaired as I witnessed the tiny light of that room, […]
Part 1 – here Part 2 – here Part 3 – here Part 4 – here My eyes reacted first, opening to plot a course for my near-paralyzed limbs; I staggered awkwardly across the plush carpet, soft and absorbing the soles of my feet as I traversed the […]