Posted on September 22, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Woman As Art
Hello, my brother and sister bloggers, readers and writers from all over the world. The Old Soldier knows that we all live in different kinds of weather.
Even so, here in Pittsburgh it is officially the first day of autumn; which means the days are cooler and the nights are longer. The high will only be in the 60s today. The sun will occasionally peek out from behind the clouds.
The number of hits that the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is averaging every day for this month is holding steady at 662.
Be sure to check back some time tomorrow for a new “The Sunday Flash Fiction Story.”
It’s early afternoon and this is the Old Soldier reporting from the City of Pittsburgh.
Duquesne Incline from the top (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
PS Even though the leaves on the trees outside my windows are still green, I couldn’t help but to pen the following haiku to the changing of the season.
Looking Out My Window
Red and green and brown
The days of autumn are here
Yellows are so bright
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Posted on September 22, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
What a pleasant walk the Old Soldier just came back from. I walked pass Sonny’s Tavern and on to Alex’s grocery store. I have to remember to get the name of the store next time I’m there. Alex was sitting on the little platform in front of the store and a workman was on a ladder painting the one big pillar in front of the store white.
I bought a green pepper, a small tomato, three Cheese Danishes and two ice cream sandwiches. Yes, the Old Soldier has a sweet tooth. Usually, I don’t give in to my craving for sweets but today is an exception. Alex gave me a free banana.
I munched on the ice cream sandwiches as I took the long way back home, walking pass UPMC Shadyside Hospital. There was lots of foot and motor traffic, and I just enjoyed the walk, the mild weather, the buildings and the trees.
Summer is officially over.
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Posted on July 8, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Image by K. Kendall via Flickr
The gray sky hangs down
The sound of car wheels splashing
My computer waits
It’s a good thing the Old Soldier is a better writer of flash fiction then he is of haiku poetry.
Yes, after so many hot, sunny days in Pittsburgh, one day of intermittent rain. But no matter what the weather, the show must, no it will, go on.
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