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What’s Up Doc #27: Good News (#amwriting)

Great news readers!  One of my stories was accepted by Everyday Fiction Online.  It’s my first acceptance and I’m excited to share it with you   It’s a Sci-Fi Horror, … 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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Yeah Write #74: The Arena ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

I’m not really helpless. Small scalp wounds gush. If you smear it and feign injury like a bird leading a predator away from the nest, someone will lust for the … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 9 Comments

Yeah Write #73: The Trend of Overpowered Women ( #amwriting #nonfiction )

Ever read a comment that made you do a double take? “There is no way a girl (woman) could beat a bunch of dudes in hand-to-hand combat. There are too … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · 9 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #66: Cape Verdean Gufong (Cornmeal Fungine/Fritter/Doughnut/Hushpuppy) (#homecooking)

From time to time, I would get to eat someone else’s gufong or from a restaurant.  They were very different and now I understand why!   Cornmeal.  My grandmother’s recipe does … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #65: Cape Verdean Munchpa/Cachupa Round 2 (#homecooking)

A while ago I said I would update my adventures in munchupa when I could find all the ingredients. Well, I’ve done it. It wasn’t easy. I had to go … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #64: Ma’s Cape Verdean Banana Gufong (Fungine/Fritter/Doughnuts) (#homecooking)

As I promised in a previous post, I have for you another Cape Verdean favorite.   I have made these in the past and failed miserably, however, I am older and … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: Yeah Write #72: Coveted ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #71: Justice Comes Calling ( #amwriting #flashfiction )

  His body collapsed to the sound of piano music playing from a stereo. Jennai’s crimson pot holder sported a smoking bullet hole. Who’d’ve thought a casserole guise would work? … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · 8 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #63: Plantain Chips (#homecooking)

So, you failed with a plantain experiment and you have one left.  What do you do?  You make plantain chips! Step 1:  Heat oil to frying temperature (I eyeballed it … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #62: Plantain Porridge Fail becomes Gufong Malasadas Mashup (#homecooking #itstilltastesgood)

No recipe to share today, but more of a lesson to turn failures into a success. Sometimes when you try something new, it doesn’t pan out.    In my case, I … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #61: Savory Cream of Wheat Chicken Soup — Farina Soup (#homecooking)

I know what you are thinking.  Cream of Wheat again?  What gives? I’ll be straight with you.  My jeans and my caboose have been battling for a while, and I … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #60: American Chop Suey Spaghetti (#homecooking)

Did I ever tell you all that the other day I suddenly realized why so many of my Grandmother’s recipes have ketchup? It was a “duh” moment.  The depression!   Ketchup … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #59: Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (#homecooking)

  I know cream of wheat can be very bland, but with the right ingredients (sweet or savory) it can be delicious.  My grandfather preferred it plain with Nuform skim … Continue reading

July 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Protected: What’s Up Doc #26: Enigma — #NYCMidnight FFC Round 1 GR34

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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #58: New England Boston Brown Bread (#homecooking)

Hello, readers! I know that it’s been slow lately and I haven’t written a thing in ages.  Why? It’s summer and school is out.  Two kids, two cats, and a … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spotlight: That Little Bit Harder

WordPress has recognized a friend!  Read Newshound to Novelist’s piece on what it takes to keep a family going: * I walk into our house, filled with excitement because it … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

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