Flash Fiction

Keeping it Real

Mom always hated grandma’s house. She complained constantly. “It’s like living in a funeral parlor. Flowers everywhere and all that ridiculously ugly gold crap. Hideous!” Thankfully. Gran refused to change a thing. Everything was old and kinda tacky but real. That’s what made it special. Her too. She was my safe place. A counter to… Continue reading Keeping it Real

Haiku & Other Poetry

Bearing Witness to the Folly of Man

we speed to the end unaware of the magic held in the moment   Thanks for the inspiration to Linda and her JusJoJan challenges! And to No Facilities for the word prompt. I took some liberties and used "testify" as an idea (bearing witness) not the actual word. Thanks also to Ronovan Writes for the words magic and man, which… Continue reading Bearing Witness to the Folly of Man

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Inch Worm Angst

This week! I yi yi! No wonder today's Just Jot January prompt reminded me of this commercial from my childhood for the Inch Worm Toy Granted I was probably out of the target age but I had the same reaction then as I do now. You're getting nowhere on that ridiculous thing. Get off that… Continue reading Inch Worm Angst

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Lazy Day

The clarity of my ambition is often outmatched by the tenacity of my laziness. I am feeling really really really lazy today, so thanks to Linda for the excuse to just Write One Line and to FOWC and Sheryl at One Daily Word Prompt for the word prompts (clarity/ambition) that perfectly fit my mood! And oops-sorry I messed up the… Continue reading Lazy Day

Haiku & Other Poetry

Life

the road tempts onward        but deep down in the dungeon  memories unspool Thanks to Sue for her Photo Prompt. It inspired thoughts of our lives lived through time and what that means as we age. That thought connected in my mind with this great phrase--deep down in the dungeon--from Putting My Feet in the… Continue reading Life

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Writing that Novel: Block, Break, or Bail?

November was NaNoWriMo. And many people in my sphere (be it virtual or irl) participated. Me? I went another route. I didn’t add a single word to my novel-in-progress. And as we enter December, I continue to not write. If this not-writing goes on much longer, it may necessitate a designation change from novel-in-progress to… Continue reading Writing that Novel: Block, Break, or Bail?

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

People of St Pete: Terrance Brown

This week I've been messing around with my categories and other sundry items. Trying to make this blog better as I'm slowly figuring out how things work and how I'm really using it. And during that process I realized that I've totally forgotten to post links to my "People" pieces for the last few months.… Continue reading People of St Pete: Terrance Brown