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Yeah Write #117: House of Bones (#amwriting #flashfiction )

Stained glass circles set into window frames shifted hues in the low sun’s light. Ostentatious architecture — void of straight lines and smooth surfaces — beckoned with its specter of … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 11 Comments

Yeah Write #116: Unlucky Duck (#amwriting #flashfiction )

Kit answered the door with a cauldron-sized tea mug and pastry half in her mouth. Five neighborhood children aged seven to twelve shouted. “Hey, hey! Shut it!” The gaggle quieted … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #114: The Sour and Sweet (#amwriting #flashfiction )

The temperatures had dropped and the first frost would come knocking in the night. Dervish, the cat, lounged atop a heating vent with his legs splayed in the air. “Evie!” … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 4 Comments

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

Musings #35: The True Story of Santa (#ibelieveinsanta)

Seven. That’s the age I knew, through evidence analysis, that Santa wasn’t real in a singular way.   I let go of a lot of things, but that pipe-smoking, jolly, old … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · 3 Comments

Writing On the Fly #2: Late for Dinner (#amwriting #writing #shortstory)

This is an exercise I do for myself from time to time.  Where I actually listen to a nagging in my head and write something until it is done.   No … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mad Craft #7: Halloween Edition – Basic Budget Disney’s Inside Out Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday!   In the last few years I haven’t had the energy to go all out with the decorations or have a party, but I have embraced … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #6: Chirrup Chirrup Chirrup

I know if has been quiet on the blog lately! You see, my only mobile device is a Kindle Fire and I don’t have a new fangled mobile Internet Thingamajig. … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

What’s Up Doc #2: Why Aren’t You Reading? Why Don’t You Write? You Are Totally Ruining My Stats!

Good morning from the land of snow and ice!    I know I haven’t been reading and liking as much as I was a couple of weeks ago, and I promise … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Daily Prompt #10: Circle of Five

From:  The Daily Prompt The Prompt:   A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

What’s Up Doc #1: Today Will Be A Slow Post and Response Day

I know I am pretty late with a post today, but I am running on about three hours of sleep in forty-eight hours due to Hive-Watch 2015.     My son is … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Daily Prompt #8: Cut Off

From:  The Daily Prompt The Prompt:   Cut Off — When was the last time you felt really, truly lonely? A Response that was a First Click:  Raspberry’s Daydreams A Response … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #12: Jag (Jagacida – Cape Verdean Bean and Rice)

I’ve got something special to share today.  Jag.   That’s all I ever heard it called when I was growing up, but apparently it is really called “Jagacida” which is simply … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 7 Comments

Picture This Picture That #1: Humor for the Home

January 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

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