One of the only good perks of insomnia is that your overactive brain sometimes reminds you of things you should never forget. Up at the Butt Crack o’ dawn, I was watching TV when a trailer for the new movie, “Hidden Figures,” aired. The movie is about three black female mathematicians who played a significant […]Continue reading "100 Word Challenge: Justice"
Tiny, plastic American flags lined both sides of the road leading into the complex. A light wind flipped the tips of each one sending a synchronized crackling down the rows. No one knew who put out the flags, only that by first light on July 4, they were in place leading from the main, public […]Continue reading "In pursuit of justice"
Soft sand, a sea breeze Sun slipping into the sea Whispering goodnight After more than seven years, WordPress has decided to end it’s photo and writing prompts. This is the final Weekly Photo Challenge. We were asked to share our favorite photos. This picture was taken at Beasley Park on Okaloosa Island, Fort Walton Beach, […]Continue reading "Final setting sun"
One morning each week I volunteer at a local elementary school. Before classes, students read announcements over the intercom, and one selected kid gets to lead everyone in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Wherever we – the volunteers – are in the building or outside on campus, we stop what we’re doing, face the general […]Continue reading "100 Word Challenge: Promise"
It’s been an entire year since I assumed the role of administrator for 100 Word Challenge. (Thank you, Jennifer. I am honored to be part of this amazing community of writers.) Prior to my tenure as moderator, I first starting writing for the 100 Word Challenge in 2010. Spanning two websites, all together I estimate that’s more than 270 words… with […]Continue reading "100 Word Challenge: Telling"
I keep a box of sterile, disposable gloves in my kitchen. I hate handling raw meat, or smelly stuff (read: onions and the Stilton blue cheese I get for my son.) I wear gloves, a lot – easy on, easy off. Because I use so many of them, I have to replace them on the […]Continue reading "100 Word Challenge: Reality"