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You Can't Blame That On Me
by Larry Thompson

These are stories that I wrote in response to things that happened in my life while I wasn't in my right mind. Some of them are lies! Yeah, I know, that's outrageous, but, I'm an author. I make things up! "Sounds interesting!"

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You Can’t Blame That On Me!






Larry K Thompson




A Word About David Osterhout










A Word ...

Previous Publications Page

You Can’t Blame That On Me   Other Books by Larry K. Thompson

From Berlin to Texas

From Berlin to Texas Vol. Two

From Berlin to Texas, Vol. Three

Also The four Nove...

Dedication Page











Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Wolf, Sleepy and Bushy                                1


The Wolf, Sleepy and Bushy





The Wolf, Sleepy and Bushy





My brother says it never happened. but I know it did. I was there. I saw it.

My little brother and I have a problem with sibling rivalry. I call him my li...

Snow White and the seven Army Dwarves

A writing prompt by Bexx Matthews, an author at ChapterBuzz.com, “Write at least 750 words that retell your favorite fairytale - except this time add monsters,” caused the following response by me. Snow White was the only fairy tale I could remember, and...

A Natural gas





A Natural Gas





My wife and I knew that the Hill Country of Texas, and particularly the area around New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Austin was literally pock marked with caves a...

When I say "No"





When I Say, “No”





​When I tell you, “No, you can't do that,” I am not denying you anything. 

On the contrary, when I tell you, &ldq...

Don't Rock The Boat





Don't Rock the Boat





The wrinkled old woman looked at me and said, “What’s the matter, Sonny? Ya don’t look so good.”

I turned my green face toward her ...

The Price of The Ancient Cowboy





The Price of the Ancient Cowboy





I was standing out in the middle of a section of land out on th...

Father's Day Apples





Father's Day Apples?





Father's Day morning was....an interesting.... morning!

My son and his family had come to visit for the holidays. Sunday morning, I was sitting beside my b...

Doris and Bill, Living Legends





Doris and Bill, Living Legends





A few years ago, my wife and I had gone to a town in the western half of Texas to attend an arts and crafts show. I dabble in pottery and sell it at craft s...

Not exactly "Bump" in The Night

A number of years ago, James Thurber (1894-1961) wrote a story that became famous. It has appeared a number of anthologies. His story was about things that happened in the night at his home, things that go “Bump” and scare people. It was titled, “...

What We Will Be





What We Will Be





As we were younger and the world was much simpler, knowing what we were and what we wanted to be w...

The Rooster, Egg, And Court House

If the story I’m about to tell you is a lie, I didn’t tell it first. I heard it right after I had stepped in manure, and I’m only repeating it. The guy who told it to me asked that he not be blamed for the story, although he did tell the story to m...

Memories Are Made Of This

Bexx Mathews suggested this short story, “You are someone living in a world where the currency is your very own memories. The rich know everything, while the poor trade what happiness they remember in order to survive. Write at least 750 words describing your ...

Who Could Have Guessed What The Demands Would Be?





Who Could Have Guessed What the Demands Would Be





It’s almost dark outside. I stand in the darkened living room looking out at the street. The kids and their friends ride their bikes...

On A Hog





On A Hog





I just saw a guy that looked a lot like my buddy, David. Hawk is his motorcycle name when he goes riding with the gang.

I was stopped at a traffic light, and this guy pulls...

Whiz By Ir Drop In





Whiz By Or Drop In





Grandpa Harvey Fletcher’s wisdom, at age 94, was some­thing I came to appreciate. Whenever I visited with him, he always told me something I’ve never forgo...

The Bridge Again

The assignment was, “Write a short story of no more than 250 words about the statement, “The Bridge was out.”





The Bridge, Again





The ...

The Sound Police





The Sound Police





Last week my wife and I were sitting in our car at a traffic light when the car began to rock and sway. A deep throated ba—ba—boom vibrated through the car wi...

Tou Can't Blame That On Me





You Can't Blame That on Me





For me, it was a small misunderstanding, but for my mom, she has always thought I deliberately spit on the kitchen floor. I did not spit on the floor.


The Unexpected Thing

The assignment was to write Flash Fiction, 50 words or so, about a fishing boat just off a frigid northern coast. Including the headline, I dud it within 40 words. 




The Unexpected Thing



Asking The Impossible





Asking the Impossible





I was slowly but ponderously typing away on chapter 31 of my new novel, Critical Deception,



At the Corner of Hope And Reality





When you read


Words may SEDUCE

You Into






Sorry, this old English teacher used to tape these sa...

Populating an Intellectual Wasteland

A couple of years before I decided to retire from teaching, I stood in the hallway at school observing the students as they passed from one class to the next. As I watched them behave and communicate, and thereby demonstrate their level of learning for the day, I wa...

Three Guys Walk into a Bar!





Three Guys Walk into a Bar!





I’m the kind of guy who is easy to get along with. I mean I don’t get very emotional over odd or rare events, even when they happen to me. I j...

What does THAT mean?





What does That mean?





I had driven an RV motorcoach before I bought my RV travel trailer. Parking the motorcoach was reasonably easy. I had help from my wife when it came time to backup in...

Marrying Time





Marrying Time





May and June, the wedding season, have a lot of history behind them. People talk about traditions during this time without ever really knowing where the traditions come from...

They Did What at Christmas?





They Did What at Christmas?





It’s funny about nursery rhymes, you know? We teach our children social graces and behaviors through nursery rhymes. We also teach them how to sing and h...

Only That and Nothing More!





Only That and Nothing More!





A few years ago, I was still teaching at a rural 4 AAA high school. I had two students in my classes who were memorable. Each was memorable for a different rea...

On Marriage and Family





On Marriage and Family





To the Sons and to the Daughters:


Take heed and listen as one who knows speaks. These words are for you as you become spouses and fathers and mot...

The Irony of Valentine’s Day





The Irony of Valentine’s Day





Valentine’s day is an age-old practice, and it is one of life’s little ironies.

While the celebration of Valentine’s Day is almo...











Phil Hill, the high school teacher stood at the chalk board. He wrote tomorrow’s date and tomorrow’s assignment. Tomorrow would be April 18, 2017.

Once written, he...

The Asian Assassin





The Asian Assassin





The three American Special Forces Army operatives were not in uniform. Two were dressed in Russian attire for their clandestine mission. The third was dressed as a Keny...

You Can't Handle It





You Can’t Handle It





On Sunday, the Doc gave Fred a well-known medical steroid for his chest congestion and coughing up green stuff. He did not give Fred the 5 mg kind. He gave ...

The Obvious Answer





The Obvious Answer





The doctor said, “The test results are back, and they confirm my initial diagnosis! It’s true, I’m afraid.”

I looked at him and asked, &ld...

Who’s Not Perfect?

The Writing challenge was to write a piece of Flash Fiction, 100 words, plus or minus. The subject was New Years’ Resolutions. Done in 100 words.





Who’s Not Perfect?



Next, the novella, Black Bushwhack










Black Bushwhack




Larry K. Thompson







Black Bushwhack

If My Wife Likes the Color, I’ll Buy It





If My Wife Likes the Color, I’ll Buy It





I had...

Using Your Head

I found this online





Using Your Head


Exercising the Brain



About the author

About the Author

Larry Thompson grew up in El Paso, Texas. He lived an almost normal life, and barely escaped being labelled a juvenile delinquent. He and his brother lived with his father and mother on the Fort Bliss Army installation. His father was an Army NCO, and his m...

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