“It’s the 21st century, you have to change with the times.” Dressed in his pinstriped suit, he was the epitome of “corporate.” “Like I always say, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.” I looked down at him over my glasses. “You’re right, it’s not broke, but it’s not efficient.” Holding his newfangled electronic notepad, … Continue reading Modernizing
You do what you have to do to survive. You sleep where you can find safe shelter, and you eat what you can find to eat. You can’t be picky, you don’t have that luxury. That may mean making a stew from scavenged fish heads off the beach. Boiled in sea water with a few … Continue reading Fish head stew
Mel and Michele have joined forces to host, as they put it, a "... brand-spanking-new, semi-monthly link-up." For the first prompt of December, they've asked for our favorite holiday recipes. Since I made this goodie over Thanksgiving, per my kids' requests, it seemed the perfect fit. Okay, this really isn't a salad, and sure with all … Continue reading Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Rebellion turns dungeons into crypts. Insurgents and dissidents, warring against injustice and despots, line the walls like so many trophies. Degraded, dehumanized, but still their souls remain free, their minds revolt against domination.
Saturday dawned cool, but sunny. It was Dec. 1, I finished with NaNoWriMo (and successfully, thankyouverymuch!) and since I had missed my photo hike last weekend, I got an early start this weekend. My goal was to attempt a sort of Christmas shot. The beaches around here truly are snow-white. It's similar not only in … Continue reading A beach holiday
Thirty days typing 50,000 words written Time for a long nap I had every intention of finishing this quest Thursday night. With less than 1,000 words to go, I fell asleep on the couch, only to wake up at 12:07 Friday morning. So much for "best laid plans." I gave in to my exhaustion and … Continue reading Winner, neeneer neeneer
Pauley felt like shooting her. Vivian could be so incredibly exasperating. “Viv, just do what you do, and I’ll do what I do,” Pauley checked the holster on her hip. “I’ll stay in the back and wait, you go out front, business as usual.” Vivian handed Pauley her empty coffee cup and turned away with … Continue reading Out going mail