Oh man, the year is March-ing along. Here is the link to a flash piece I wrote for Globe Soup's Winter 2020 contest. I really enjoyed this one. It was a slog to write having lots of starts and stops and re work. Let me know what you think: Wings in the Souk Photo by … Continue reading Well. It’s March.
The new year finds me back in New Mexico. A harsh beauty. Today is frigid. My Florida thin blood deeply feels the cold. It is good to be here, helping mom take down the holiday decor. Basking in old memories, listening to her stories of various items. The tea cup and saucer from her grandmother. … Continue reading 2021
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A story I wrote for an advent calendar. 🙂 Messengers Janice stood in her doorway. The humid air and 80 degree temperatures did nothing to encourage her to exit her air conditioned condo. Only her stuttering will power, and a stern internal dialog, kept her from turning around and staying … Continue reading Christmas fiction
Christmas is nearly here. This one has been less hectic for me. I have taken a much quieter approach. A silver garland on this weird year. My holiday get togethers have been via zoom. I did get to go social distant caroling with a group from my church and two of my grandkids. It was … Continue reading In the days before Christmas
Here are the next few... Poem 3 was an interesting exercise, end words beginning with the letters in my name. of me Fifty-four years have gone ‘round.Numerous loves - escaped.Some in agony, others in beauty.People and moments, eclipsedby the new, or purposely culledfrom these memories I’ve curated.Now, moving forward with anticipation,of the next who, where, … Continue reading Advent Poems – 3, 4, 5, 6
I am writing poems, daily is the goal, for December. The holidays have been a long time source of inspiration for me. Childhood musings of gifts and the Gift. Adolescent raging about whatever triggered the moment. Adult wistfulness, worry and fears. Moments of glistening glory sprinkled here and there. I'll post these as I go... … Continue reading Advent Writing – Poems
I have been writing while recovering from cataract surgery. My vision isn't stable yet already better than I have ever seen. I am blessed to have been able to upgrade my new eyes. The dental stuff wraps up next week with new crowns. It has been a crazy expensive few months. I am blessed. I … Continue reading New Writing & Poems
This week was an interesting exercise. Medical appointments, my birthday, and moving on in the 2020 NYC Midnight Flash Fiction competition. I scored first in my group! Here is a link to Vintage Lost which scored 15 of 15 points. The judges liked the story very much. I will write the semifinals round this weekend. … Continue reading Welcome to Level 54
My entry for the Writers Weekly 24 Hour Short Story contest - After the Drive In - received an Honorable Mention. The prompt was this: Their trips to the drive-in movie theater were always the same. He would fall asleep and she would quietly leave the vehicle to get popcorn, Milk Duds, and soda. As … Continue reading Getting closer
I am ridiculously excited about the fact that I am holding in my hands a proof copy of a book in which my writing appears. It is solid and the pages turn with a satisfying sandy shift. A really live, printed on paper book!