100 Word Challenge: Fall

This Saturday, I had a rare chance to spend nearly the entire day with my grown-up daughter. That morning we, along with about 1,000 other people, participated in a community event to help raise awareness for suicide prevention. After the walk, we had a lovely lunch, dining on fresh seafood and mimosas. Then, as we […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Pen

I always tell myself when I have an idea for a story that I’ll remember it, that I don’t have to jot it down. I read a word that tantalizes me and I think, I won’t/can’t forget such a delicious word… but I do. I finally began listening more closely to the voices in my […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Age

Today is my birthday… my actually, IRL birthday. I’m 55 and not embarrassed to say it. I don’t feel 55, as if there is a certain way being 55 should feel. I definitely don’t act 55, again if there is a right way for someone 55 to act. It doesn’t matter – I’m going to […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Read

vintage novels

We are in the middle of Banned Books Week, so what better time to be rebellious and dig into a book filled with diverse ideas, sacrilegious themes, and offensive language. Delve into books like “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Lord of the Flies,” or “All the Kings Men.” Maybe read “The Jungle,” or “Animal […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Forgetful

I tend to bruise easily. As in, brush up against a table – bruise. Barked a shin on the padded ottoman – bruise. Rattle my head on a low hanging shelf in the laundry room that your husband rounded the corners on so you wouldn’t put an eye out – bruise. I also have a […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Gift

Recently, I started reading a new book – “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” by Salman Rushdie. I’ll do the math for you… that’s 1001 Nights, or you might recognize the more familiar Americanized version, “Arabian Nights,” of Ali Baba fame. This telling occurs in the near future after a devastating storm hits New […]

Read More

100 Word Challenge: Waiting

Back at the end of May, I mentioned this year’s pending Hurricane season, and until just a couple of weeks ago, storms had been fairly mundane. That was until Hurricane Harvey came into the Gulf of Mexico and devastated Texas. The coastal cities affected will be recovering from the wind damage and catastrophic flooding for […]

Read More