Not a fan

“Not a big fan,” I turned away, shrugging through my critique. “What’s not to like?” Hannah danced around to face me, laughing, trying to make me smile. “Seiously? How much time you got?” My sarcasm thick with disdain. “What do you have against him?” Hannah frowned, genuinely bewildered by my scorn. “Again, how much time…

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100 Word Challenge: Control

  My daughter gave me an Amazon Alexa and SmartPlug for Christmas. I have only now figured out how to set up the SmartPlug. I know! I am hopelessly, technologically stunted. Anyway… Now, I can turn on my bedside lamp with my smartphone and by simply asking Alexa for light. My son, Kyle, doesn’t like…

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100 Word Challenge: Classic

My Mister’s grandmother, his mom’s mom, was a crafter. She did needlepoint, cross-stitch and crochet. When his grandmother died, his mother, knowing I also crocheted, gave me all of her mother’s patterns – stacks of magazines and type-written patterns from the 1930s, 40s and 50s – classic shawls and home decor items considered vintage today.…

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New tenants

For the past few years, I’ve had the honor of moderating Two Word Tuesday and The Darkroom for Our Write Side. With the support and participation of our friends there, OWS has enjoyed tremendous growth. To address that, a little restructuring and reformulating has been brewing. Beginning next week, May 1 and 3, Two Word Tuesday…

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100 Word Challenge: Moving

This time next week, I’ll be sitting in a practically empty house waiting for a furniture truck to show up sometime between 7 a.m. and o’dark:30, so I can accept delivery of a living room suite and a dining room table because my daughter will be at work. My daughter began moving into her own…

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100 Word Challenge: Senior

There are life’s little milestones that everyone looks forward to – a baby’s first word or step, starting school, graduating school, your first job, your first love, marriage, babies and the first time you have the satisfaction of using your senior discount. I’ve never gotten too worked up over age. It’s a number. In my…

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