Author 2 non-fiction books, music publisher, expat, father, cultural ambassador, PhD, MFA (Creative Writing), B.A. https://linktr.ee/ArloHennings
Fight For Your Dream
I met an old, brown-skinned man. His head had charcoal-colored eyebrows, silver-colored hair, and a white, scruffy beard. A half-smoked cigar smoldered in one hand, and he held a shot of tequila in the other. A red, blue and green shawl wrapped over his shoulders.
C.I.A. Guinea Pig
What drug was researched by the CIA as a truth-telling serum? Credited by Paul McCartney as inspiration for several Beatles' songs? The pied piper, Timothy Leary (happy 101st B-Day). And cited by Steve Jobs as one of the most profound experiences of his lifetime?
Many believe Chekhov created the modern-day short story. But, I am referring to who created the "micro-story" later renamed as "flash fiction?"
Readers and Writers Creators Both
I've read some Bloggers claim no shame they're not good writers? Post a stream of consciousness text. Upload the mind dump. Gossip post. Call it what you want. "My Cat Ate the Parakeet." Anything to drive the proverbial numbers. Quality damned. Numbers are all that matters!
Saturday night. I finished my last limo run. Which was a carload of senior high school girls trying to be Janet Jackson's backup singers. One girl asked me in an uppity tone, "So what else have you done besides drive a limo?"
The Expat Dream
The first major experience I had as an expat was finding a murdered tourist on the floor of my rented villa. Things could only improve?
The Gamble of Online Dating
My desire for a new life partner became front and center. There's being alone and then there's loneliness. How long could I hold out talking to my dog like it was a human?
The Last Warrior of the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement
The movie star Will Smith admitted he considered killing his abusive alcoholic father. My dad was not a drunk but he was psychologically abusive. I wished he might die more than once.