Category: Mnemonic

chocolate cupcake

Breakin’ the Law

I had a moment in Target earlier this week. I feared having a total meltdown in the fitting room while trying on jeans. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve driven home in tears after clothes shopping. For women of a certain size, it can be an exercise in futility, and humiliation. Damn you, ...

A pirate tale

With his sun-weary face always turned toward the sea, Cap’n Thad looked every bit the pirate. He had pulled his long, grey hair into a loose braid, and embellished it with bits of sea glass and shells. Small, gold hoops hung from his ears. He regaled tourists at the wharf with tales from a lifetime as a ...


Magician’s apprentice

They both knew the day would come when the student surpassed the teacher. He was no longer the trusty sidekick, the apprentice to a mentor. In a supreme test of power to decide who was the master, they prepared for a final battle. No mere quarrel, this was a fight to the death. Each drawing on ...

yellow daisy

Daisy chain

A scattering of yellow daisy petals lay on the ground around Leimoni. Plucked stems clung to her wild hair, adding to the bird nest quality of her auburn mane. Murmuring under her breath, Leimoni selected another flower from the bouquet in her lap and began stripping off more petals. “Still haven’t made a decision?” Leimoni’s ...

discarded mannequin feet

Odd character

Edgar was an odd character. He wasn’t a Little Person, being well over four-foot tall, but his hunched posture made him appear smaller. On the hottest of days, he would wear a long, overcoat that nearly reached the ground, tangling around his ankles. A wide-brimmed fedora and dark glasses shaded his face, and black cotton ...

Back to school

Summer is winding down, and more and more kids are heading back to school. Hopefully, the beaches and trails will be blissfully empty in only a few short weeks. I returned to Blackwater River State Park, near Holt for my photo hike. There was a coolness to the air as I wandered around the Juniper Lake ...

palm tree silhouette

Edge of darkness

Silhouette Unfathomable, impenetrable Mystifying, forbidding, brooding Standing sentinel at the edge of darkness Shadow

wild muscadines

Muscadine wine

I kicked up tiny puffs of grit as I walked down the sandy path, getting the fine silt in my shoes. As I wandered deeper into the woods, my mind went back to our argument that morning. Once we calmed down, it was clear we both wanted the same thing. That’s how it was lately. Fighting ...

large sign letters

A thru L

Guessed my mnemonic? The last one was a Liar. ABC easy