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, 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!

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

best part of waking up …

finishing the grind as the kettle starts to sing practice makes perfect In honor of NaPoWriMo, this haiku is an ode to one of life’s small pleasures. For me it’s making our morning coffee. I love the whole process from grinding the beans to pushing the plunger on our French press. It’s an art and… Continue reading best part of waking up …

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Whatever Gets You Through the Night. It’s Alright.

Frustrated, Jane muted the tv and glared at her roommates. Returning Jane’s glare, Peter lit up a joint and took a deep hit before blowing the smoke directly into her face. “Damn it! Pete. You know I’ve got a Zoom meeting.” “Not my problem. Shield your face. Wear one of those damn masks you keep… Continue reading Whatever Gets You Through the Night. It’s Alright.

Random Rants, tutto e niente

The Head Beside Me

I’ve been taking a sculpture class (read more about that at Great Cheeks! ) and before the world collapsed and it got canceled I managed to get my first piece fired. I brought it home and on Friday I “bronzed” it (using acrylic paints ) as part of our first pandemic-sponsored-at-home-art-day. Behold it in all… Continue reading The Head Beside Me

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

welcome to the new age

we muddle through it to greet a new age with love and live life once more Photo credit: me In keeping with Linda's SoCS's dictate to do minimal editing, I wrote this 16 word (17 syllable) haiku on the fly but I think it captures the essence of my (our?) world right now. Peace. And… Continue reading welcome to the new age