Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

when dreams were purple

smoke on the water riffing on a new guitar teenage fantasy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This prompt immediately brought me back to middle school when every aspiring teenage rock band played this song. Aaah the memories of being at dances in my seventh grade gym listening to a group of eight-grade boys rock this tune. Smoke on the… Continue reading when dreams were purple

Flash Fiction

The Ear Worm

Wow. The line is out the door. I guess dying young will do that. Everyone you know is still alive.   At least it’s not raining.   Finally. Through the door! Damn. It’s like the line for Space Mountain. At least there’s music. Hmmm? What’s that song?   What a Wonderful Life.   That’s perfect.… Continue reading The Ear Worm

Haiku & Other Poetry

Dare to Dream

Just a girl they say Just one more pop wanna be Just watch me she says This haiku was inspired by this wonderful piece of art by Vincent Giarrano provided courtesy of the photo challenge at Mind Love Misery Menagerie and by the train of thought inspired the word of the day (daredevil) courtesy of Tales from the… Continue reading Dare to Dream

Haiku & Other Poetry

Mementos

Youth’s Mementos Floating through a grass filled sky   Like the white winged dove   Today's prompts (grass / dove/ memento) immediately launched my mind back to my wayward youth. So thanks for the memories Ronovan Writes and Linda's Just Jot January Challenge and Daisy Smile Face And thanks to Stevie for being Stevie! White Winged Dove

Haiku & Other Poetry

The Music Stills

to fly is a gift an eruption to behold till gravity speaks in its imperious voice and stills the music of flight That (this) darn cannon was still on my mind this morning. So my tanka offering is a mash up between yesterday’s story (and word prompts) and today’s. Cheating? Maybe. But I woke up… Continue reading The Music Stills

Flash Fiction

Their Home

She sat at the edge of the stream and stared at the house. Their home. The tumbling water reminded her of a song. She could hear the melody in her head. But the words just wouldn’t come. It’s not fair. Songs are not her department. TV shows and historical facts. But not songs. That’s his… Continue reading Their Home

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

a love story

~~~~Brian & Tina: a love story ~~~~ lavender lipstick ~ met Converse high tops and tux ~ a love story told ~ Many many years ago, a girl met a boy at a bar. All summer long, they drank rum and danced to David Bowie and sang with the Heads. Then summer ended. But the… Continue reading a love story

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

People of St Pete: Bob Devin Jones

Oops! Time got away from me and I almost forgot to post this. My "day job" (which I love) once again gave me the opportunity to spend some time with an interesting, passionate, smart, and funny person. And I loved it. My People of St. Pete column for July focused on the absolutely fabulous Bob… Continue reading People of St Pete: Bob Devin Jones

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

People of St Pete: Jon Arterton

Interviewing Jon was easy. Weaning our chat into 500 words was hard! Plus we were so busy gabbing that I also failed to get a picture of the two of us because he had to run to his car when his parking meter expired. So you just have to imagine the two of us sitting… Continue reading People of St Pete: Jon Arterton