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Yeah Write #30: Aren’t We All Machines? (#flashfiction)

From the protection of the doorway, Nana waited.  “What are you doing, Jaime?  Come inside.” The rain pelted then rebounded on the wood deck.   As the sun began to set, … Continue reading

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Writing on the Fly #3: Neuron Dance (A Haiku)

In my head words live. Neurons fire chemical pens. I dream; stories wake.  

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What’s Up Doc #19: Hello. Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Hello, people! I know that the blog has been hibernating for the most part, but I thought I would give you an update. What the hell have you been doing? … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 3 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #17: Night Run — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 1 GR14

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Yeah Write #42: Puppy Love (Super Challenge Non-Fiction Essay Round 1) #amwriting

At only two years old, my daughter told us with a confident nod, “I want a doggie.” How adorable!   How sweet! Five years later, the statement has turned from cute … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 11 Comments

Picture This Picture That #42: Little Hands for a Dad’s Heart

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #47: Easy Baked Beets (#eatyourveggies)

I like beets. I don’t like peeling raw beets or having my fingers red stained for days because I never have gloves handy when I pick up beets, so they … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Picture This Picture That #40: Cotton Candy Face

June 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Musings #33: Where is the Whimsy in Our Boys?

My daughter’s school is celebrating the last week  with a different dress theme every day.   This morning my silly girl happily put on a Hawaiian shirt,  big clip-on flowers in … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 4 Comments

Picture This Picture That #40: Because She Plays #likeagirl

May 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Article #14: How To Teach Children To Ride A Bike in Five Steps Without Tears and Concussions

In honor of my four year old son learning to ride his two wheeled bike today, I would like to share with you how you can teach children to ride … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #46: Eat Your Greens Kale Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing (#eatmoresalad)

Don’t you love it when cooking isn’t really cooking at all?    I picked up this overpriced bag of salad that was on a crazy sale at the store and my … Continue reading

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #45: Chicken Pot Pie With Easy Homemade Crust #homecooking

Hello, friends and eaters!    This post was supposed to make it’s appearance on Star Wars Day — May the Fourth Be With You — but I couldn’t carve out the … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

What’s Up Doc #17: Chores and Bikes

I am still alive despite the cobwebs all up in here! My husband was out of state for a week, we spent four days painting gazebo fencing by hand, I’ve … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yeah Write #41: Dine Now Die Later (#flashfiction)

I hold myself at arm’s length from the gnarled oak.   My fingers press into the painful stitch in my side and my head tilts back.   A bead of sweat … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 4 Comments

Yeah Write #40: Flame On (#flashfiction)

“Easy with that,” she says, pointing a spork at the unmarked, red bottle. He scoffs. Susie smirks. One bite.  Two.  Three. A glossy brow, glassy eyes, and gaping nostrils spell … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 10 Comments

Yeah Write #39: The Lunar Calendar (#flashfiction)

  It doesn’t make any sense the calendar we all use. Days of the week never sure; names of the months all askew. Three six five split evenly; twenty-eight days … Continue reading

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Yeah Write #38: Fortitude (#flashfiction)

Maia dropped twenty-two candles onto the scale. “You alone lit but one on your candelabra.  Why?” “Teacher, you said the caves represent our future and candle weights our fortitude.   I … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

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