Archive | June, 2018

Here is my interview with Toni K. Kief

25 Jun


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

I’m Toni K. Kief, my dad swore to his last day I was named after a stripper in the 40s. Now for my age it is beyond my comprehension to be 69, I think I’m thirty five until I pass a reflective surface.

Fiona: Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Pekin, Illinois. I practically left in my cap and gown. I lived in Peoria, Illinois for long enough to gather some stories, and then moved to Arizona (it’s own short story), Florida and finally settled in the state of Washington, it is so beautiful here, I’m sure I’ll stay.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

My dad was a firefighter…

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Dirty Laundry

2 Jun

Karen J. Mossman

by Toni Kief

Like a forgotten man on death row, each day is spent waiting for the inevitable. No longer counting hours, days or months, my existence is trapped in a starless night.  Strange women awaken me each morning for no other reason than to gather dirty laundry.  They roll me, medicate me and pump all my meals through a tube. I have no purpose, no direction, no hope and few dreams, just the passage of time.  All of my control has been relinquished; I can no longer sit, and I don’t recognize my hands in the futile attempt to wipe a tear.  My survival depends on the labor of others; I have no power to stop this ridiculous dance.  No longer blessed with the luxury of movement and conversation, I scream to unhearing ears.  Each hour I’m further separated from who I thought was me.   All my secrets stripped…

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