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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Poems Not Prose #6: Writer’s Tug of War (A Haiku – #amwritingpoetry)

 I type a story, to lose yourself in its plot. In a file, it sits.   Advertisements

January 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #21: The Walking Stone (#flashfiction)

    Left, Huh! Right, Hoh!  A hundred voices repeat the rhythm.  Devotees heave ropes taught.  The megalith rocks, it falls, it waddles — its 5-ton balance engineered by masons’ precision.   … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #20: Pecker Bridge (#flashfiction)

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January 26, 2016 · Enter your password to view comments.

What’s Up Doc #11: What It’s Like ( #amwriting )

You’ve noticed I’ve neglected the blog this past week.   I’ve noticed too. I’ve been too busy. Too busy writing! I said yes.  I entered the  tenth annual NYC Midnight Short … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing on the Fly #11: What She Is (Excerpt) — Guard Down

Note:  I’m feeling quite discouraged today, but I sat down and wrote anyway.  For those who are new, WOtF is an exercise I do for myself.   I sit and write … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #19: What She Is (Excerpt) — Girlfight ( #amwriting )

Inez’s thoughts lingered for days on the incident at dinner. Nothing soothed and the embarrassment remained fresh. Workouts at the gym offered little comfort, but the routine she hoped would, … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 9 Comments

Yeah Write #18: Tank (#flashfiction)

For ninety-two years, she’d leave the tube tank and enter the twenty-six foot deep observation aquarium.    She swam melancholy circles; show time simulated life; the people cheered.    Saviors opened … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 13 Comments

Writing on the Fly #10: What She Is (Excerpt) — An Honored Guest

Note:  I have been having a real hard time finishing my novella, but I did manage to write something today.  Progress at least!   “Ojama shimasu.” Troy stared at Inez … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

What’s Up Doc #10: Would You Read This? ( #amwriting )

  Would you please answer three poll questions for me and help me see through this forest of woe?  Salutations, readers!   I am still plugging away at my novella trying … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #44: Magic Vegetable Soup #homecooking

I am excited to share this recipe because it is super easy and tasty just the way it is and once you have the base of the soup you can … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Up Doc #9: Reigning In The New Year

I am not the sort of person who makes New Year’s resolutions.   I have affinity for the lazy and for procrastination and spontaneous bursts of interests.    I’m terrible at making … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 5 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #17: Incendiary ( #flashfiction )

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Yeah Write #16: High Revelers (#flashfiction)

Nikki stared dumbstruck at the forty-somethings laughing, munching, and oozing on furniture.   “Honey!” Her mother gave her a sloppy kiss,  “You missed the best chocolate cake ever!” A melted birthday candle … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #43: Chinese Scallion Pancake (Congyoubing) #homecooking

More bread!   Making your own bread is one of the most satisfying things you can accomplish in the kitchen for pennies and just a little effort (think of it … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yeah Write #15: Sharp (Microstory #247)

“When will they melt, Momma!?” We gawked at the cold, avant-garde chandelier.   Clear, glass tubes sharpened to icicle points crowded together forming a spiral dangling from invisible wire. “Oh, at … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · 20 Comments

Musings #32: In the Land of No, Remember to Say Yes

My favorite line in one of my favorite books is:  There was no one there to tell her she couldn’t. It’s a line from Clan of the Cave Bear by … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 36 Comments

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