Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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The Kancamagus Highway

Posted on November 10, 2018

There’s a somewhat alarming sign that greets you as you approach the western end of the Kancamagus (pronounced “Kan-kuh-MOG-us” if you were wondering) Highway in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It reads “No gas for the next 32 miles”. As you pass the sign, you drive along a narrow stretch of road that winds itself through the White Mountains and through some extremely beautiful scenery. It’s a real treat in the fall, when the foliage is popping – but it can be a wonderful experience in the summer as well. Driving the Kancamagus¬† in the fall is like rolling through a kaleidoscope of autumnal color. You lose yourself momentarily as hills give way to stoic mountains covered with shocks of reds, yellows, browns, and even the…

The Peacoat

Posted on November 7, 2018

I was writing at home, or trying to, when the desire to get up out of my chair finally struck me. I needed out, I needed to get out into the fall weather and interact with humans and stop looking at the page. I grabbed my pea coat, slipped it on, and slipped out the door. My girlfriend at the time wasn’t home yet. The night was cold, and my feet slid over wet leaves that covered the grimy Portland sidewalk. Several times, I had to check my pace or risk falling to the tar. I took in the night air, letting it fill my lungs and letting my eyes adjust to the darkness. Upon entering the store, I wandered around aimlessly. I wasn’t…

The Barn

Posted on October 18, 2018

I remember the time when we lived in the big barn in the woods. We slept up in the hayloft with a small black and white television that constantly played old Abbot and Costello movies. We all went to the bathroom in a giant bucket when we needed to, and I remember the cold morning I urinated on a drowned lunar moth – its wings spread across the liquid human waste in a sad parody of flight. I felt sorry for it, even though I was simultaneously scared of its size. Many of my mornings there were spent in a dirty van that smelled of carved wood, of burned wood, of cigarettes and cigars and cheap beer. The metal floor was covered in sawdust.…

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #12

Posted on August 4, 2018

In an effort to write more, and more creatively, I’ve begun to post writing prompts here on my blog and this is one of them. Feel free to use any of the prompts, which you can find archived under the Write Life tab under the Categories section of my home page. Feel free to also share anything you create based around the prompts.     You come across an old record store. When you enter through the doorway, you realize this is not your average record store at all.     Happy writing! -Joe

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #11

Posted on August 1, 2018

It’s my weekly blogging day, so I am back with another couple of writing prompts before I try and finish my main blog post of the day. I’m doing these prompts not only to help me (because I get Writer’s Block a lot) – but also hopefully to help you. Feel free to use this prompt, and you can find past prompts archived under THE WRITE LIFE tab under the Categories section on my home page. Feel free to share your results in the comments.     You are a business man or a business woman and during the week you’re being put up in a hotel. One night when you come back to your room, you notice there’s a voodoo doll laying on…

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #10

Posted on July 24, 2018

I felt like posting another writing prompt, and so here we are. Feel free to use this prompt, as well as past entries (found under the WRITE LIFE tab under the Categories section on my home page) to break free of the dreaded Writer’s Block. Check back often for more ideas. Feel free to link me to anything you’ve written using the prompts. Good luck!   A flight attendant is having an otherwise normal day when she learns that one of her passengers has somehow managed to bring a weapon on board the plane.    

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #9

Posted on July 24, 2018

It’s time again for another writing prompt! Hope you all have been digging your way out of writer’s block, but feel free to use the exercise as a way to lift yourself out of the mire you’re currently in. Past entries can be found under the Write Life tab under Categories on my home page.   You really think you know someone, and it turns out you have been completely bamboozled. Write about someone who is pretending to be someone or something that they are not.