The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Category: writing

Hello Coworkers

No-filter Jody announced her domain name to her coworkers, new boss, boss’s boss and HIS new boss at a team lunch. Because why not make them all call into question whether or not hiring the person behind The Big DumpTruck was a good idea. (I vote good idea, if anyone is asking me.) I also […]

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Rocket Book Posting

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Goal: More than 5 Posts in 2017

My Big DumpTruck game was awful in 2016, which is probably a very bad thing, because it was the 20th anniversary of the darned thing. Can we have a do-over? I know a lot of celebrities and millions of voters who would like another shot at doing 2016 right. If I promised to be better […]

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Forgot To Press the Magic Button

I wrote a post a while back and it was sitting in draft mode. I may publish it with a previous date. I just might do that, don’t you try to stop me! I have really ignored my site and that’s a shame because next year is the 20th anniversary of bigdumptruck.com and maybe I’ll […]

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Short Stories

I have given myself the task of writing a “Collection” of short stories while I am home recovering from surgery. I don’t know how much writing I will get done because in general I am a horribly lazy person. Maybe I will write a story about a person who had surgery who is trying to […]

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Typewriting

I downloaded a new app today called Hanx Writer. Oddly enough, the Hanx does refer to Tom Hanks, who worked to create an app that replicates his beloved typewriters. Anyone who knows me at all knows there are three sounds in life that I adore beyond reason; tap dancing, crackling fires, and typewriters. The sound […]

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Planting a Flag

The hardest part may be Reclaiming the places and spaces once shared by two; favorite haunts, now haunted. You can ignore, retreat, recoil Avoid the heartache of a thousand happy memories Or face them Own them Plant your flag in the soft sand of towns with ocean views Even as you wipe away tears and […]

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Hardy Boys and the Mystery of the Old Shoe

We saw this shoe, jammed under the stairs. “How do you not notice that you’ve lost a shoe?” asked Jody Frank.

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Winter

Frozen fields unfettered blowing ice breath short wandering, pondering The day stretches long and lean Possibilities peak out between gnarled tree branches and frosted grass lonely birds fly with weak songs their promises of warmer days. For now, the sun is wanting and the journey long Swirls of smoke from a chimney and my breath […]

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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage I knew a man Once. Forever ago He seemed to be what he was not Denied his truth, at least to me I know now Killing time – late night prayers tears wishes and whispers When I would not could not hear. To reclaim his old life The Pinnacle I, collateral damage. “Good […]

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