Flash Fiction, History, tutto e niente

Love & the Big Top

I was only supposed to wrangle until it was time to head off to school. But then I met Evetta. What can I tell ya? You can’t beat love inside the three rings. Thanks to Sammi's Challenge to use the word WRANGLE in a 33 word story and to Linda's SoCS Challenge to use the word RING.… Continue reading Love & the Big Top

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, tutto e niente

turn to stone

stop hiding your face silently wishing for change turn to stone no more Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the word prompts (face / change) that fit perfectly with the  Sunday Photo fiction prompt. Photo courtesy of Pixabay Not sure if I'm interpreting the lyrics as intended but they inspired me as well ... Turn To Stone (written and… Continue reading turn to stone

History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Is that wallpaper moving or have murder hornets invaded (my mind)?!

Today, Fandango asks us to consider whether we think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions? Or do you believe that it’s about time they were rescinded? Once they are removed, how quickly are you likely to resume living your life as you did in the pre-pandemic days?… Continue reading Is that wallpaper moving or have murder hornets invaded (my mind)?!

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

like sheep

Like sheep we follow Ignoring the other’s cries Till they come for us After this past week, I fear (even more than I did before) for the survival of our democracy. When we allow the president to act outside the law, how can we claim to be a nation of laws. When we actively persecute… Continue reading like sheep

History, Random Rants, Travel, tutto e niente

Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

Looking to escape the worst of a summer that will not end, we decided to head north; hoping that four hours of drive time would translate into at least twice that much in degree difference. Spoiler alert: It didn’t! Hit with a short-span heat wave that coincided directly with our trip, it was sweltering. Ugh.… Continue reading Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

on adverbs and outrage

truly, madly, deeply … a song truly, madly, deeply … a movie (with Alan Rickman!) truly, madly, deeply … a partial list of adverbs to be avoided if you want to be a “real” writer (according to conventional “wisdom”) truly, madly, deeply … a partial list of adverbs that inadequately qualify and/or modify how truly,… Continue reading on adverbs and outrage

Flash Fiction, History, tutto e niente

Her Silent Secrets

  It had been sixty years since she had stood on that pathway but her mind struggled to contain the same flood of emotions she had felt on that last night. Fear. Shame. Anger. Grief. Such bottomless grief. Emotions unleashed unwanted memories They shouldn’t have done it. They had no right. She didn’t belong to… Continue reading Her Silent Secrets

History, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Women: We Get Things Done

Between the sell/buy/move chaos and my current haiku obsession I’ve neglected to share links for some of the stuff I’ve been doing for my day-job. I may go back to some prior months in the days to come, but for today I’m going to stick to this month's work, which (somewhat ironically) means I’m stepping… Continue reading Women: We Get Things Done

Flash Fiction, History, tutto e niente

Dearest John

May 30, 1893 Dearest John. It finally arrived. I was scared that it wouldn’t get here in time for your birthday but it came on the train yesterday. Daddy will be angry but there’s nothing he can do about it now. When I saw our names together I fell to my knees. I love you… Continue reading Dearest John