100 Word Challenge: Candy

candy corn

Tomorrow is Halloween – a holiday I once loved. I’d make my kids’ costumes, I’d stay home handing out candy to little ghouls and witches, while Dad took the munchkins around the neighborhood, and we’d even decorate our yard. Then the kids got old, the neighbor kids got old, and we went a couple of […]

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Out of the Darkness 2019

Last week’s storm was pretty much a non-starter. We got some cloud cover, a spitting of rain but no wind to speak of. Inland states were affected more by Tropical Storm Nestor than the Florida Panhandle. There was no run on a stark grocery stores. My neighbors weren’t in a panic trying to stock up […]

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100 Word Challenge: Disaster

I have this superpower…not sure if it’s a good power or evil. I guess it depends on where you live. Thing is if there is something important weather-wise that COULD happen, if I say anything about it, it doesn’t happen. I’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. Case […]

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100 Word Challenge: Leg

This week I see my orthopedic surgeon for my one-year follow-up on this new, bionic knee of mine. It doesn’t seem like it’s already been a year. Those first few weeks and months had me questioning my sanity and the decision to have the surgery. But, around month six or seven, everything seemed to click […]

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100 Word Challenge: Poison

poison oak vine

After weeks of back breaking work, I have finally reclaimed my back yard from the prickly vines, pine needles, over-grown grass and the accumulation of years of dead leaves. (I have a fairly large yard so it’s not like I walk out my back door a few feet and that’s it. It stretches back 60 […]

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100 Word Challenge: Rebel

We are smack in the middle of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28) and I celebrate every year. Based on archival lists, I have read a few several a lot banned books. You might be surprised to find out how many books you’ve read that were at one time or another banned or restricted at schools, libraries and […]

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