Author Archives: mitchteemley

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer

The Tiniest Orphan

They’d moved into the village late last spring, with their filthy habits and strange ways, the whole lot of them. From the start good people steered clear of them, so they knew they weren’t wanted. And now, finally, they were … Continue reading

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smellybean…then eat!

Originally posted on a poem in my pocket:
“Love, but be careful what you love,” (Augustine) if you ever have an extra jellybean whatever flavor is fine to my bellybean juicy burst of sweetness tastes swellybean but one’s not enough,…

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I Was a Professional Class Clown

My Real Memoir I cracked me up. And by second grade I’d discovered I could crack other people up, too. Note the key word there: crack. As in that which produces a rush of pleasant feelings and is highly addictive. … Continue reading

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Person to Person

  Thought for the Week How often do we get stuck on numbers. I know I do, thinking that unless I can sweep across the land like a good-deeds crop duster, eradicating all the world’s pain and suffering (or ignorance, … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust God?

“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” ~Romans 8:35 “For we know that God works all things together for the good of those who … Continue reading

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Turning Human Again

Image by Ben Kane The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. After kidnapping Zack, Liulah the cloud shepherd decided to restore … Continue reading

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50 Adorably Quirky Images

Because, well, just because. Have a great weekend! Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slide show.

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Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Autumns

Originally posted on Russellings of the Spirit:
Here where I live in northern Colorado USA, the seasons are beginning to change. Summer is graciously bowing to receive her well-earned accolades while fall stands just off-stage awaiting her cue. Warm-ups and…

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Fun House of Pain?

My Real Memoir My fingers had every reason to think I hated them. I cut more chunks out of them than I did any actual wood when whittling surfer style “tiki god” pendants for my friends (“Dear Mitch, please carve … Continue reading

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