Category Archives: Death of parent

What Comes After? A “Stop, Drop and Roll” Approach to a New Year…

This is a reblog of a post I wrote, three years ago– four days after my mother died. On this, the day after the third anniversary of her death, I’m sharing it again. Each year, when I read it, I feel new … Continue reading

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I’ve Become That Middle-Aged Woman… Who Uses Baby Talk With Her Dogs

The other day I was playing with my dogs in the kitchen. Gracie is a 9 lb Chiweenie (chihuahua-mini dachshund mix) who is technically my grand-dog, and Luke, is a 70 lb yellow lab who is 15 1/2. Technically, Gracie … Continue reading

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On My Father’s Birthday: A Letter To The Man Who Killed Him

Thank you to Word Press, who Freshly Pressed this piece. I have been deeply moved by the responses. Thank you to the many, many people who have read this post (here on WordPress and on Huffington Post) and shared their … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings… in Honor.

Join us each week for the best in writing and fellowship. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields herds this merry group of Kool cats, with a weekly photo prompt and a reminder to: play nice, be respectful, and do your best work. Flash fiction at … Continue reading

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Tipsy Lit: The Prosecution Rests

It’s been a while, but I’m throwing my hat back in the ring and entering the Tipsy Lit writing contest this week. The rules are simple: each Monday the fine folks at Tipsy Lit post a writing prompt. Stories should … Continue reading

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Yeah, I Was You, and Now I’m Her… While Working On Me

Hey you, young mother. Yeah, you. I know you. I was you. I remember well the years and years of being busy all the time, and never getting enough sleep. I remember worrying about how to do everything right. What was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind…

This week the Weekly Photo Challenge intrigues me. The idea of a “Three-picture Story”  is fascinating. In a nutshell, a three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather: An establishing … Continue reading

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