C. H. Richard
My passion is and has always been writing. I am particularly drawn to writing fiction that has relatable storylines which hopefully keep readers engaged
- Top Story - August 2023
- Top Story - August 2023
Captain PebblesTop Story - August 2023
I wait, I watch, I listen. Yes, I wait, I watch, I listen for my two shipmates, Pete, and Cindy. I am on high alert for any noise that resembles a key jiggle. I am after all the captain of the ship. This ship that sails on dry land around town. I will usually have my head out in the open-air checking and sniffing all points as we get to our destination. Sometimes I am watching for other captains. Sometimes I am trying to get away from the music that my shipmates play, “For God Sakes Cindy! There is music after 1989!”
Illumination Of A Snow Dreamer
Lights flash streams of gold and orange hues across her face as I watch her kneel in front of the streetlamp. She is a few years older than me, but still young. Although when she looks up the lines on her face say she has lived through more than years counted. It has started to snow as she moves towards the wall where I once laid. Her coat is in tatters and her feet without shoes.
- Top Story - July 2023
Songs In Our HeadsTop Story - July 2023
It all began on that Monday when DJ Mayhem Mike from the local radio station ended his morning broadcast talking about a study that was recently announced where researchers found that when you have a song in your head on any particular day it means something about how your day will go. For most people it will only be two three lines of a song that keep repeating itself.
The Joy Luck Club
Generational Gap of mothers and daughters, Circumstances shared. "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan is one of my all time favorite books which embraces the long term relationship of four women from China and their daughters. It was later turned into a movie starring Ming-Na Wen. It is another book where efforts were made to ban at high school in Wisconsin back in 2004 although it has not faced being banned at this time.
The Color Purple
Pain struck her throughout Yet the color of peace would Show her the way home. "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker has faced book bans since it was first published in 1982. Yet it is a novel based on a woman finding her own self-worth while facing racism and domestic violence all through her life. The book won a Pulitzer Prize and was turned into an Academy Award nominated movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. The ending still makes me cry. I highly recommend both book and movie if you have not read or seen.