Author Archives: Tom Honea

About Tom Honea

the south mississippi i grew up in did not yet have paved roads or telephones or televisions. it did have great story tellers, on front porches in the summer or around the fire place in the winter. we were poverty stricken, financially but not culturally. we didn't know it. everybody up and down the road was in the same boat. . after forty years of day jobs i am approaching my "fishing years." i plan to spend them writing. i have a finished and edited deep south novel in the "marketing" stages. currently i'm deep into a WW II home front piece set in the Hampton Roads, VA area. notes and character sketches are already underway for "From Hiroshima to Elvis" ( the ten years after the war ) on the coastal areas of South Carolina. . visit asheville ... come and see me.

Messina: A Day At Sea

The Straits of Messina At dawn, on the second day, we are somewhere off from Naples, headed south toward the Straits of Messina. The toe of Italy, where we leave the  Tyrrhenian Sea and are out into the open Mediterranean. Sicily … Continue reading

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Rome in a Day

ROME !! I was, we all were, dead tired. It had been a long night helping that 767 get safely across the Atlantic and the European continent. We couldn’t, however, go aboard ship until late in the afternoon. They, Norwegian … Continue reading

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Unexpected: Cyprus, Turkey and More

The call came out of the blue. “When are you gonna be able to walk again, Honea?” It was my buddy Bob Tuttle. We had had several discussions re: doing the El Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James. … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Man

A couple of pages from  the work I am doing now. … This is the kind of thing that makes writing a lot of fun ! … TEH A Dangerous Man Newport News                                                                                                                  June 1942  The … Continue reading

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A Pig Pickin’ …

Word just came in last night, via email, that Belle Bridge Books wants to use one of my short stories in their upcoming Sweet Tea Anthology, May 2012! The only guide lines were:  twenty or so pages, Southern, and food oriented. … Continue reading

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Chicken Wire Juke Joint

Hello, all … haven’t posted anything in a bit. … this is the first couple of pages of a short story i’m working on. i like it so far … A Chicken Wire Juke Joint It was a chicken  wire … Continue reading

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