For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling the strangest itch. As much as I enjoy writing here, I’ve found myself wanting to write other stuff. And I think I finally found a way to scratch it.

I’ve mentioned a few times that I’m a Navy buff, as well as a bit of a World War II nut. A while ago I found a couple of message boards that kick around that kind of thing, and I’ve read them fairly faithfully. I haven’t participated much, though.

Before now.

I’ve started a short story over there about a fictional US Navy ship in the Pacific during World War II. The U.S.S. Manchester is a complete creation of my own, as is the crew. If anyone would like to see what I write when openly and deliberately making stuff up, head on over to this site and look for pieces entitled “The Adventures Of The U.S.S. Flyswatter.” I’ve published four parts, am polishing up part five for publication in the next day or so, and have absolutely no idea how far I’ll take it.

It’s a nice change from politics, I have to admit. But sooner or later I think I’ll just have to work in a bit of Massachusetts-bashing, just to preserve my reputation…

Maybe they should do a head count
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