Linda Treiber

Linda Treiber
April 04
a.k.a. Linnnn
You are cordially invited to close your eyes and throw a dart at any one of the titles listed in "My Links" below. Those stories are all bits and pieces of me. Let me know what you think...


Linda Treiber's Links

1 Act Play - 4 Generations of Women
The Beach Divas
Random, Because I Can
I Fought the Law and...
Ghosties and Paranormal Musings
Kids, Dogs, Cats, Family and Such
My Links
The Baby Tree. A ghostly 1 act play
My Blog Bog Elsewhere
Soccer Moms Are Fabulous
It WAS a Tumor! Tale of the Tumor
Serial Killers, Catholics, 9/11 Etc.
The Adventures of Dr. Dad
Plays Made Entirely by Emails
Editor’s Pick
APRIL 30, 2012 2:13PM

Dispatch from a Soldier in Seoul

tim writing lietters

 How soldiers write letters in the dark.

Who knew that a letter in the mail written carefully and stylishly by hand from a young soldier stationed in Korea would be such an event? Reflexively, we handle the envelope delicately as though it would disappear in a puff of smoke./

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APRIL 19, 2012 10:38AM

Winn-Dixie Bodhi


         They studied me as I flipped a family-sized jug of ketchup and a jar of pickled banana peppers into my buggy. Usually at the market, I am immersed in my grocery list, coupons and my missionRead full post »

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JANUARY 19, 2012 1:17PM

Hollywood East. Naked Ambition.

“If you got a lead part in a movie, but it had a nude scene, would you do it?”

She sat down next to me on the back steps of a vintage coquina stone mansion located in wealthy Coconut Grove and bounced the question at me as thoughRead full post »
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 11:18AM

Pumped Up Kicks

Driving my daughter to school before dawn yesterday, after the daily slap fight to control the tuner, I found myself enjoying a song she had chosen on the radio.  That alone was a miracle with the gravitas of a full galaxy convergence, but this song was good.  It had a
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 2:47AM

Dad and the Purple Schwinn

For Dad, with love, on his 90th birthday.
“Let’s take a bike ride!”
Dad liked to ride bikes along the golf course road before dinner some nights.  Since our house was one of the first built on this new course on theRead full post »
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MAY 13, 2011 6:06AM

Cops & Daughter

The cop was a giant.  At least six foot six inches tall, he completely filled up our doorway. Even our normally loud territorial dog, silenced by the sight, slunk off to hide. The Officer of the Law wore all the tools of his trade, a/Read full post »
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APRIL 15, 2011 2:02PM

Killer Luck

In college, I played Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest so my mother came to Tallahassee for opening night. Trussed up in a whale-bone corset that ruthlessly flattened my boobs and compressed my lungs, I was directed to perform gymnastic physical action on a/Read full post »

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JANUARY 21, 2011 7:20AM

Where There's Smoke, There's Grandpa


grandpa in tie cropped 
Harvey Kopp

“I smell smoke! Mom! SMOKE!”

Sweaty from the long slog from the bus stop home, I opened the door and knew something was up. I raced from room to room frantically looking for the source of the pungent aroma that was tickling my nose.

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OCTOBER 25, 2010 6:21AM

The Spike Driver on the Toxaway Ghost Express

moonlight toxaway

Moonlight. Lake Toxaway. "In Beautiful Sapphire Country."

 “Yep,” said Jimmy, “That’s where the colored spike driver dude is buried.”

Every once in a while, in the summer time when school was out, we’d ride Jimmy’s horses all over the Indian… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 4:41PM

A Cradle Catholic's Priests

Father Mike

“Ack! Linda. Good to see you dear.”

“Ok, Mike, what in holy hell is going on?”

I had waited until last. All the blue-haired ladies had lined up in front of Mike’s station self-consciously patting their hair and arranging their rosaries just right.… Read full post »

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JULY 22, 2010 8:28PM

Dad's Mandatory Family Dinners or The Unusual Usual


Yes.  It's us.  And a cat.

“Get in here and eat this!” 

Mom usually let half the civilized world know that she had slaved away over a hot stove to provide grub for our weekday night ritual of MANDATORY FAMILY DINNER. 

The clash of silverware and crockery… Read full post »



Leon Shelton’s church funeral didn’t hold a candle to the real proper send off he received at the Lake Toxaway Community Center last Friday night. 

For mountain folk in western North Carolina, nothing brings your soul closer to heaven, living or dead, than live bluegr… Read full post »

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JUNE 11, 2010 1:25PM

Dad Creates a Stir


Dad always wanted me to be a boy. 

The day I was born, my dad, by virtue of being a resident doctor at Holy Cross Hospital, was permitted to hang out with mom while she labored to bring me into the world.   Dad had privileges, unlike all the other/… Read full post »

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JUNE 7, 2010 5:35PM

Dad's Sunday Lesson




That creepy smug expression on my younger brother’s face gave me a solidly foreboding hint about how the rest of that Sunday was going to go.

When he flopped down on the car seat with his arms crossed, and sat completely still with that  prissy Chiclet-toothed grin,… Read full post »