stories & words

   A lifelong interest in words, their origins and uses, and how they can be arranged to make good fun and good stories or essays, are the basis for my website.

   To see the fun part, please click on the “Fun-With-Words” Blog page above.

   When I come up with an idea for a story or an essay, I add it to the “Stories” or "Essays" page.

   And there’s a fairy tale for children, which can be purchased in book form (see the “Fairy Tale” page).

   The “Beautiful Sentences” and the “Recent and Current Reading” below are mostly for my friends who wonder what I’m up to these days.

          For my website on genetics, please see


Latest posting: July 10, 2020

"Sanskrit and Electrodynamics"

(click on "Stories" on the menu line above)

See also other recent posts...

"Heterographic Homophones"

(Click on Blog page on the menu line above.)

See also "Jenny and Hop"

(See the page "Fairy Tales" above.)

(E-mail me about the book (see "Contact Me" page),

putting "Jenny and Hop" in the Subject line.)



 “…the closed circle that fiction once required—reader, writer, book—feels so antiquated we hardly see the point of it. Why have a silent dialogue with an invisible person about imaginary things?” 

     --- Zadie Smith, “Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction” (2019, in The New York Review of Books, October 24, 2019, pp. 4-10)




Recent and Current reading

  • Short Stories and Reminiscences: Dorothy West, The Richer, the Poorer (1995)

  • Essays: Rachel Cusk, Coventry (2019).


Text and diagrams on this site © 2019, 2020 by Peter Luykx.  All rights reserved.