Author Archives: Jim Alexander

About Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander wrote a humor column for nineteen years. His nonfiction has also been published in the Los Angeles Times and the Santa Barbara News-Press. His short story “Baby Grand” was published in Carpinteria Magazine. His short story “Rancho Zorra Dusk,” was performed at Speaking of Stories in Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theatre. His short story “Community Service” was recently published in The Whistling Fire. He co-wrote the script for the movie Blind Date Interactive. He won The Montecito Journal Award for Literary Fiction in 2014. He won The Arts Fund Individual Artist Award for General Fiction in 2010.

Disillusioned by Karl Bradford

The shallow minded Exist in black and white worlds Bad guys and good guys God is on their side Part of his holy army Why they’re winners Justifiable Actions sanctioned by Beliefs Engraved deep within            … Continue reading

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Detention Hearing by Toni Lorien

In the Matter of . . . Behind his raised bench, the black-robed judge sits tall. Attorneys and parents wait in their seats. The little girl rocks in her chair, clutches her doll. Her face still black and blue from … Continue reading

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Call Me Vicki

My father was the first to call me Thumbelina. I adored it as a young child. It sounded like a term of endearment to an attention-hungry middle child of seven sibs, wedged in a family where kind words were handed … Continue reading

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