100 Word Challenge: Bubble

I enjoy baking for my family – especially cakes, cookies and breads. I’ve had a bread machine for years, and will periodically haul it out of the closet to bake loaves and loaves of fresh bread. (I don’t like finished bread from a machine so I just let it work up the dough, then I […]

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If the shoe fits

“How is he today?” Flora clutched her fingers together in a knot, touching her chin with her thumbs. “He’s been asking for you.” Dr. George Gleason, his hands tucked characteristically into his white lab coat pockets, tipped his head toward a man in a wheelchair across the wide room sitting in a pool of sunshine […]

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Two Word Tuesday: That’s brilliant

Welcome to Two for Tuesday where your vocabulary and word choices will be tested. Two similar, yet distinct, words are offered for inspiration. The first prompt is an ordinary, oft used word, the second prompt is a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar. Each word will include a definition to help get you started. What to […]

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A nice, long soak in the tub

The newspapers reported it as an accident. A tragic case of absentmindedness, the coroner ruled. Her’s wasn’t a distrait mind, she knew what would happen when she drew the bath. Some argued that it wasn’t daydreaming that distracted her, something sinister kept her from saving herself they said. Perhaps it was my hand holding her […]

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The Darkroom: The shoemaker

Welcome to the Darkroom where I open my photo album to you to help spark your creativity. Each week I’ll offer a new photo, but the story is yours to write. The Rules, because there are always rules: What to do: Posts on Thursday morning; deadline midnight Wednesday, CST (Thursday, 5 a.m. GMT) Photo prompt; […]

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The long way home

I’ve always known I was adopted. My adoptive parents, Earl and Charlene, were great. There were never any secrets, they told me about my birth parents and answered any questions I had starting when I was very young. I was told they were both killed in a car accident when I was just an infant […]

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100 Word Challenge: Bath

My oldest dog, Hershey, has allergies. When springtime rolls around, there is something in the air – pollen, grass dander, fairy dust – that makes her miserable. Scratching, chewing, snarfing, it’s enough to drive anyone mad. She gets meds from the vet, and I’ve been known to slip her a little Benadryl, none of which […]

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Two Word Tuesday: What were you saying?

Welcome to Two for Tuesday where your vocabulary and word choices will be tested. Two similar, yet distinct, words are offered for inspiration. The first prompt is an ordinary, oft used word, the second prompt is a little more expressive, maybe even unfamiliar. Each word will include a definition to help get you started. What to […]

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