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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.

Lurking Monsters – Part 1

It’s my one indulgence, Abby thought to herself, peering at the frosty, oversized container in her hand with a triple claw logo blazed down the front. Absent were the words “lo-calorie” or “lo-carb”; if she was going to drink the stuff, she wasn’t messing around. She was supposed […]

When I ______…

“I know God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” If the above quote fails to move a Larger part of you, I have some instructions: – Hold two fingers to the side of your throat, […]

Proud little magic pill

This morning, I’m taking a break The choice is scarcely mine I’m nearly clawing to the forefront of an exhaustion meltdown And Pandora’s on the fritz blinking off..on my J N Howard kills my brain every time, but not now, not this morning; I’m taking a break; I’m […]

interrupted by Story – part 2

Here is the conclusion to this little heartburn of a tale. Thanks for everyone’s enthusiasm. If you aren’t up to speed, Part 1 is here. BTW – If anybody is curious, the lyrics contained in this story are from Greg Laswell’s “Comes and Goes”. His stuff is amazing! […]

Anniversary – Sans Crap

I know what she must be thinking, even today, and as surely as she thinks many days. What the hell did I do, marrying this guy?? Being that I have disavowed anything she would describe as “crap” from this entry, I will confess that I have replayed a […]

In Case You Ever Wondered

Been an awful long time since I felt like singing Surprised to know you missed my sorry voice and your sweet eyes welled with tears at both my betrayal and its horrendous aftermath Still, after all my running, fumbling through the dark “Sing anyway.” you say, “Remind us […]

Reprieve is a Moment

After nearly three months of bite-sized reading, I finally finished Gerald May’s excellent work, Addiction and Grace. This book is among the best I’ve read on describing the human condition and why we behave the way we do. It took a great deal of time to work my […]