Idle Hands

I have few hobbies. I like to take photographs, read and crochet. My aunt taught me how to make Granny Squares when I was around ten, since then I’m mostly self-taught. If only the internet and Pinterest were around when I was a kid… Since first reports about COVID19 in January, then the subsequent “shelter […]

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Proof of life

When my kids were young, young enough that they still took naps in the afternoon, I would sometimes go into their room to watch them sleep. Hearing their quiet snuffles was reassuring. I would often gently touch the soft fontanel on the top of their head so I could feel their heart beat. Now, they […]

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100 Word Challenge: Six-word story

It’s been a weird spring. No, “weird” doesn’t remotely touch on the definition, even “surreal” doesn’t rise to what has been happening. It’s like we’re living in an intense, dystopian, science fiction movie and we’re all actors or extras. All those books and movies about worldwide health disasters don’t sound so outlandish now, do they? […]

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100 Word Challenge: Panic

I’m not sure if I should be in catastrophic panic mode, conspiracy-theory calm, or something in-between. Before, whenever I head the word “pandemic” it was something happening somewhere else, somewhere far away. Even when reports of the Covid-19 virus started moving closer to where I live, I was paying closer attention to the news, but […]

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