Looking Ahead To The Future

Looking Ahead To The Future

A new year is upon us and the Downjotter hopes it will be a good year for everyone. We hope the year is a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous one for all. Looking ahead, our goal is to post more than just holiday greetings. We hope to have more articles or anecdotes to entertain you, as well as news of a published novel. Luck to us all in all we do. Just thought I would jot this down.

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas Travesty

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas Travesty

A Post-Apocalyptic Christmas Travesty or Never Trust A Mutated Red Deer by E. L. Ball One What was once Namur, Belgium, sometime after the 3rd Great War— Something within the pile of rags began to stir. A grease-stained hand emerged and cracked, filthy nails scratched against the concrete floor. Like a phantom rising from the grave, the rags shifted and rose until they revealed themselves to be the attire of a man desperately clinging to warmth. He began to rub…

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Turkey Day Is Upon Us

Turkey Day Is Upon Us

Be of good cheer for Turkey Day is here. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Downjotter. If you have time to write, be thankful; if you don’t have time to write, be thankful for when you do. Just thought I would jot this down.

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day

To all the men and women who chose to put your lives on hold, to those who answered when Uncle Sam called, for all the sacrifices most of us will never know…thank you.

Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen

Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen

Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen Picnics. Fireworks. A paid day off of work. These are a few of the things most people think of when Memorial Day rolls around. To some, it is a day to gather together with friends and family to kick off the summer activities. There are still those, however, who remember the reason behind this solemn day. It is a day of wreaths and flags placed on headstones and crosses, and of memories. It is the…

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History Isn’t Carved In Stone (Even When It Is)

History Isn’t Carved In Stone (Even When It Is)

History Isn’t Carved In Stone (Even When It Is) Drop a rock in water and ripples will emanate outward from the point of entry. Skip a rock across the water and ripples will appear at each point of impact. Time is an ever-flowing river, winding its way from the beginning of time until time is no more. Once a moment passes, it becomes a part of history—eternal, unchangeable, history. Because of this, “what if” becomes one of the most magical…

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Wrong End Of A Telescope

Wrong End Of A Telescope

Wrong End Of A Telescope “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”–Dr. Seuss

Landscape, Cityscape, Seascape

Landscape, Cityscape, Seascape

Landscape, Cityscape, Seascape “One of the things that I tell beginning writers is this: If you describe a landscape, or a cityscape, or a seascape, always be sure to put a human figure somewhere in the scene. Why? Because readers are human beings, mostly interested in human beings. People are humanists. Most of them are humanists, that is.”–Kurt Vonnegut