Recent Reviews for David John Taylor
The Nathan Hale Brigade (Short Story) - 5/12/2007 8:28:21 AM|
Wow! I really enjoyed this. At first it was a bit confusing and I'm not quite sure I fully understand it yet, so I do think I will read it again.
I never was one for war stories but this one was a little darker and a little more frightening. What made it good was that it seemed a little less real, and just when you thought the characters were finished off, a plot twist! I loved it. Can't wait to read more from you.
Don't Worry About the Walking Wounded (Short Story) - 5/12/2007 6:22:52 AM
Chilling horror you have penned; very well done! BRAVO!
The Shaman's Spring Part IlI (Short Story) - 7/28/2006 1:32:20 AM
Great story and the way your wrote it kept me reading. Your characters were vivid even though you knew very little of their background. I really enjoyed this one.
The Shaman's Spring Part IlI (Short Story) - 7/20/2006 7:06:58 PM
Weird and good twilight zone style ending. I liked how you led to the ending and brought the characters to life. Good Job.
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The Last Few Moments (Short Story) - 3/23/2004 9:41:29 AM
Dad's Treasure (Article) - 10/31/2013 12:00:03 PM
What a wonderful story! What's even more wonderful is that it's true. My father had dreams of owning a bar. At other times a farm. Sometimes a resort. Thankfully, he was never really able to pull off any of these schemes because, mom, who knew to handle money, intervened.
The Prodigal Polish (Article) - 6/12/2013 5:32:08 AM
Now I know why the chicken crossed the road… It was trying to get to your place. ;-)
My partner's brother has raised Vietnamese fighting chickens for about 15 years here in suburban Houston (close to The Manned Spacecraft Center). I'm not sure and I will not get into his motives, but I think mostly because he likes birds (he had exotics before) and could sell them for a handsome price.
I don't know about coyotes or raccoons, but he did tell me that if a hawk would land in the tall trees near his coops or pens, that his chickens would fly up to the tops of the trees and attack them. I bet the hawks weren't expecting that!
All the Vietnamese around here like to eat, “walking chicken.” Paul has given us some of his, but they are tough and stringy. Still, we get a lot of free eggs that have bright orange, tough yokes because the chickens are free ranging.
I recently scanned the picture of me and my twin brother when we were about 3 years old with our grandmother by her fiberboard chicken coop. As soon as we were old enough, we were jumping off that coop and stinging our feet on the hard packed mud, covered with chicken poop, that served as the barnyard.
Thoroughly enjoyed your article even though I don't raise chickens.
The Prodigal Polish (Article) - 6/11/2013 10:34:46 PM
Well written very much enjoyed. I also love fresh eggs every morning, we have 12 chickens now, yes we've had experiences with coyotes. Our coop is more for keeping coyotes out, rather than chickens in. Loved your article, thank you!
The Lost Indian Caves of In-Ko-Pah (Article) - 5/16/2009 7:47:51 PM
You article was really very interesting. Perhaps there is more than one entrance to those caves? Was there a river or steam nearby?
The Lost Indian Caves of In-Ko-Pah (Article) - 1/25/2008 10:51:57 AM
Bill and Palma Lewis use to own the land to the north side of 8 and ran a equiptment rental business there. Palma might know something. Plus my brother, Tom and his friend, Ricardo use to run wild all around in this area and try to find something to entertain them. Ill forward This on to my family and friends. Good luck
The Lost Indian Caves of In-Ko-Pah (Article) - 9/2/2007 11:50:16 PM
When I was young, the new US 80 had just been build. I remember a cave in the side of the mountain to the north of the area at the top of the In-Ko-Pah grade. There was a gas station as you came up the grade and the mountain to the west of it had the cave. This was around 1964. Today, the cave is gone and no evidence of it's having been there can be seen from the road.
The Taylor Horde Grand Tour/Forced March: DAY EIGHT (Article) - 9/23/2006 11:41:03 AM
The Family I Don't Have in Chicago (Article) - 4/21/2004 3:01:54 PM
hahaha...now that is a cool story!
A Close Encounter with a Mountain Lion (Article) - 1/30/2004 8:36:11 AM
what an adventure! witty write.
Suddenly Babies (Article) - 3/1/2003 3:23:17 PM
HA! i'm the other half (karen lynn's twin). enjoyed this story...captured me from the beginning...this is a lovely labor of love! congrats on the twins...((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)
Suddenly Babies (Article) - 3/1/2003 12:03:53 PM
good write! congrats on the birth of your twins! love, your friend (who IS a twin!), karen lynn in texas. (((HUGS))) :)
THE BALLAD OF THE SUBURBAN HOMEOWNER BLUES (Poetry) - 1/31/2006 8:17:15 PM
Yup, living out in the boonies takes some gettin' used to after city life...make sure of what you are aiming at when you shoot...someday you may take out another human hunter...like a family member of mine did, not so very long ago...enj0y your autonomy and separation...find peace, Ed & Rufuz