Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

memories bloom

Dust Bowl memories strewn like weeds in her mind’s eye bloom as fragrant buds Image credit: Pisauikan@ Pixabay Sometimes the muse strikes hard! Thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challengefor the beautiful photo. That smile!!!  She immediately struck a very specific chord in my mind and heart and to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge for (unwittingly?) providing the perfect… Continue reading memories bloom

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Spell Much? Nope!

forfeiting the rule ancient veins are surveilled, and weird words seize the day Please enjoy my silly haiku in which I wax poetic about that pesky (and often untrue) “rule” of I before E except after C. Weird gets me EVERY time! And thanks to Linda for a fun SoCS Challenge. I had to look every one… Continue reading Spell Much? Nope!

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Time

Time has lost all meaning. Had it been one year? Twenty years? One hundred? More? She had stopped trying to count the days long ago. But she had believed--really believed--she'd be able to note the seasons. Hoping to mark the years. Imagining she’d be able to picture their faces as time passed. She had wanted… Continue reading Time

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Jessie tried (unsuccessfully) to keep her expression neutral, but the cottage was perfect! Exactly as advertised. Exposed brick. Plank floors. Fireplaces. A patio for morning coffee and afternoon wine. “So what do you think?” “It seems nice but …” She scrambled for some price-reducing flaws. “… but what’s with all the garlic?” “Seller quirk. Easy… Continue reading Welcome to the Neighborhood