The day begins as any other day—wake up, hit the alarm, wander blindly into the bathroom, shower, brush out wet hair, blow it dry and twist the pale length into a long braid. The clothes are the same everyday, too—a loose pink top and matching pants. The slinky material is not my favorite by any … Continue reading In The Name Of Science
The courtyard bustled with activity and the air crackled in anticipation of the upcoming royal festivities. Villagers abounded, wearing their finest clothing. Scholars clustered arguing opinions. Jesters danced in abandonment and jousters readied horses, preparing for the tournament. Wild boars turned on spits and the scent of roasted meat wafted across the crowd and beyond, … Continue reading A Bride For Bastian
Photo credit: The Old Owl Woman by Hilary Luetkemeyer, as hibbary on Deviant Art. Warning note: possible trigger content in some of the story. The UnSevered Twine The sun rose, bright and beckoning in the cloudless sky, and the old woman was more than ready; she'd rested well, ate a decent supper the night before, … Continue reading UnSevered Twine
via Henry Tingle's Christmas Wish
My inspiration this week is the above print titled, Strength, by Meredith Dillman. (I have to admit to falling in love with this print and promptly purchased an 8x10 from her shop online. Here.) I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing, The Choice. The storm raged all day and into … Continue reading The Choice
I’m resharing this one. It has always been a favorite of mine. The inspiration behind this piece came to me in the form of Hurricane Katrina. I had a friend living in Pierre Part, Louisiana and was terribly worried about her and her family. They were okay, thank goodness, but so many weren’t ... the … Continue reading The Beauty and the Oddities
Photo credit, Poison, by Victoria Frances. Here's another short story using this picture prompt. I wrote for #WordingWednesdays, the online writing group on MeWe, I call it The Last Parade. "Don’t you think a black cat is a bit too--stereotypical?” Sidney asked, raising his eyebrows high. “Why not a dog, or better yet, a robot … Continue reading The Last Parade
Halloween was this past Wednesday. So, for #WordingWednesdays in my online writing group on MeWe,we used this picture prompt. It is a tapestry titled The Unicorn in Captivity, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is my short story, written with Halloween in mind. Old Lady of the Loom “But, Papa, I want a real … Continue reading Old Lady of the Loom
Using a picture prompt, by Amanda Clark, this fun group is making me stretch my creative fingers each week. Here is piece for week #2. Hmm ... I may have to take this one further than 1900 words ... A World ApartIt was the wee hours of the morning and the fog outside was thick … Continue reading Wording Wednesday Fiction on MeWe
Photo credit, "A Cat's Rendezvous" by Edouard Manet "Mornin, Sarge." Rascal's voice was tight. I could tell he felt things were still a little reserved between us after last week. He sauntered to me from behind, then stopped to scratch an ear nervously with a back paw. "Rascal," I purred, nodding my greeting. The sun … Continue reading Stakeout: A Cat Noir
It’s with a heavy heart, that after six years of what I thought was a fulfilling relationship between us, I have to write this letter. I confess, I took you for granted. I thought you would be around forever. But, I still feel betrayed. I invested — like millions of others — my blood, sweat, … Continue reading Dear Google Plus,
Mona Finch placed another pie in the showcase cabinet taking care to arrange each just right for customer presentation. The fruit and cream pies sold year around, but from September through December, more pumpkin pies sold than the rest of the year combined. She loved pumpkin above all other pies. Her pumpkin pies had always … Continue reading Unchosen Pumpkins
The sun’s warm reappearance was anti-climactic in it’s promise of comfort and security as it peeked over the horizon. Fingerlike rays danced bashfully around the clouds reflected the expanse of the turquoise water as far as the eye could see. It was as if the sun knew about the horrific damage done in it’s absence. … Continue reading The Beauty and the Oddities
Do you know your Roots? Nothing will ground you more.
The little mining town of Bellview, population 1,693, eventually got used to Henry Tingle. Since he was old enough to walk, stares followed him and whispers travelled quickly down sidewalks, passed through homes, and around stores aisles about his strangeness. Henry learned early how to pretend not to see or hear them. Still, he saw … Continue reading Henry Tingle’s Christmas Wish
So this a thing, now. Saturday Scenes. It's a great private community on google plus... I am a new member of #SaturdayScenes. The group is private. BUT, all that is involved for anyone wanting to join is search #SaturdayScenes in the communities and ask to join. I was recently promoted to moderator in this community. (I've … Continue reading There is strength in writing numbers.
A year ago, I joined Google Plus. I looked for my interests. I joined or asked to join some communities and watched as my stream filled with jokes, crochet patterns, craft tidbits, travel, foodie goodies, and...writing questions and advice. I taught myself through the google helpers about circles, plus +1ing, sharing, and re-sharing. It was … Continue reading So, I’ve got this blog now…
Who'd have thought joining google+ and becoming a member John Ward's community WDG (Writers Discussion Group) would lead to another community of writers called Saturday Scenes? And that the weekly flash fiction exercises would lead to trying for a novel in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2013? I surprised myself and did it! 50,000 words … Continue reading From Writers Discussion Group to SaturdayScenes to here:
The photo above taken by my daughter, Kelli, who is a wonderful photographer, is the true inspiration behind this story. Her website is here She lives in southern Texas, and the real name of this walking bridge is The Chalk Ridge Falls Walking Bridge near Salado, Texas close to Austin, where she resides. I have linked a … Continue reading The Inspiration behind my story… The Walking Bridge
Okay, so I'm having a super fantastic wonderful time babysitting my super fantastic awesome Austin Grandsons (ages 3,6,8) for a week. Naturally, I came prepared and armed with my laptop (for me), my ipad pre-loaded with star wars angry bird app, the avengers app, and the Farfaria children's book app for them to play with … Continue reading My Super Fantastic Awesome Week
Welp, it's official. I am now a blogger. It is kind of liberating, but overwhelming as well. Do I want to add this widget or that widget? Huh? I am still trying to figure out my profile and adding links! Well, the old adage' give me an "E" for effort' will apply here for sure! So, … Continue reading Would you like to “supersize” that order, ma’am?