Match to Flame  206

Match to Flame 206

After my family had moved away from Akron, we would make periodic forced marches back to the city on Sundays to “go visiting.” For a twelve-year-old kid, it was unsparing boredom, but when we got to my Grandmother’s house on Brown Street, I would be set free to walk...
Match to Flame 205

Match to Flame 205

Ever since dealing with a couple of severe bouts of illness a few years earlier, along with getting both Funky and Crankshaft a year ahead, I had toyed with the idea of seeing what it would be like to have another writer briefly lend a hand with the writing of the...
Match to Flame 204

Match to Flame 204

I had just wrapped up a workout at my fitness/tennis club and was anxious to make it home in time for supper. The facility was located on a road that was very busy under normal circumstances, and now it was rush hour. Luckily, I only needed to make a right-hand turn...
Match to Flame 203

Match to Flame 203

Okay, so that problem was solved, and I avoided a train wreck (train wrecks can be fun to watch, I suppose, as long as you’re not riding on the train). Yes, Lisa’s long shadow would continue to fall over the work, most noticeably in the Lisa’s Legacy walk that became...
Match to Flame 202

Match to Flame 202

Things were a little bit nervy in the Funkyverse as the strip moved into 2008. For all intents and purposes, everything should have looked pretty darn rosy, but, in truth, that wasn’t quite the case. I had just experienced the success of Lisa’s Story and advanced my...