Fresh bread

When he suggested we make our own bread, I thought he wanted to eat less processed food. I got a dough machine, stocked up on whole wheat flour, and yeast, even researched ways to cultivate sourdough starter. The first time I presented him with a fresh loaf, still warm from the oven, he looked at […]

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100 Word Challenge: FOOD

When I was a kid, my parents, who were from the Old School of Obligatory Finishing of Meals, wouldn’t let my brother or me leave the table if food was still on our plate. Admonishments about poor children in faraway counties going hungry were often used to shame us into eating. I don’t remember if I […]

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Ivy window

Will you risk it all for me? Will you scale my ivy walls hoping to find my window open, and accept my invitation to enter a secret world I offer to very few? I can show you things you’ve never seen before, could never imagined. No fairytale, no myth, nor fantasy is as incredible as […]

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100 Word Challenge: Risk

Had a bit of a cultural weekend, and did things I have never done before, and things I will try again. On Saturday, I went to a crawfish boil. Depending on where you’re from, it’s “crawfish,” “crayfish,” or “mud bugs.” Whatever you call them, they are a lot of work to eat. I’ve had crawfish […]

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Phase two

She snuck a peek out the window at the chairs being set up for the ceremony, and wondered why there were so many. If it were up to her, the only people there would be her, Daniel, Rev. McDowell and a witness. The gardener who was trimming the camellias when they arrived would do nicely, […]

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