Career planning

Jack played an endless game of musical chairs with his career choices. One day he wanted to be a charter boat captain, the next a clown. Living by the marina got him near boats, and living in Sarasota gave him an in at the Ringling Bros. Clown College, so either was a viable option. The... Continue Reading →

100 Word Challenge: Hungry

I enjoying cooking for my family, but don’t always make a full dinner. What with the menfolk having such diverse work schedules, many nights there isn’t a full contingency for a meal. When they are both home, I try to prepare something homemade. Whenever I try a new recipe, I always ask later if it’s good... Continue Reading →

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Another lifetime together

They share a love of film noir thrillers, nestled together on the couch on rainy Sundays beneath a warm fleece blanket. Some days there isn't any need for words, it is enough to just lie curled up side by side. They have a history together. The first time they met, a mutual friend introduced them. In... Continue Reading →

100 Word Challenge: History

I got a new book this week, a retelling of Norse Mythology written by Neil Gaiman. Aside from Gaiman being one of my favorite writers, I also have an affinity for the subject matter. Back in the day, back in the dark ages before the internet and Google, my grandfather researched our family tree, tracing... Continue Reading →

Troll bridge

There is magic in the world - rainbows and hummingbirds, fireflies and shooting stars. Angels live among us, guardians watching over us, keeping us safe, leading us through the darkness. Kindness still opens sealed doors and moves mountains. A sweet kiss turns frogs into princes, and awakens sleeping princesses. Spells are conjured with words like,... Continue Reading →

100 Word Challenge: Magic

You know the legend of King Arthur, right? In T.H. White’s “Once and Future King,” Arthur - or Wart - accompanied Sir Kay, his foster-brother, to a jousting tournament. Wart was serving as a lowly squire to his brother when Kay sends him to find his forgotten sword. What Wart found instead was the magical, mythical “Sword in... Continue Reading →

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