Category Archives: Death

I LOST MY FATHER YESTERDAY

June 9th is always a bump in the road for me. Sometimes the bump is a gentle reminder; it passes with quiet acknowledgement and private thoughts. Other times it throws me akimbo––my arms invisibly flailing, my legs shaky, my thoughts … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: All The Lonely People

Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for your weekly dedication and hard work for Friday Fictioneers. When I first saw Roger Bultot’s photo prompt this morning, I thought it was a church; I immediately thought of writing this story. Then I noticed … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Next Year In Israel

Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for your weekly commitment and passion. Thank you Roger Bultot for this week’s photo. I’m grateful for the time each of you takes to read my work. I’m moving slowly, but do my best to return … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: After Work

What a prompt! When I saw it on Wednesday, I knew just where I’d go. This photo from Liz Young really haunts! However, we were away for our 30th anniversary, and no wi-fi or electronics except in our room… we … Continue reading

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The Weight of Love

It’s been a year, on December 27th, since Luke died in my arms. It was time, but the time never seems right to say goodbye to a beloved friend and family member, a faithful protector and comrade, and keeper of … Continue reading

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What Can I Say About Black Lives Matter?

Note: This post has taken me nearly two months to write. It has been percolating in my head, in my dreams, in my thoughts, since the events that prompted it. I didn’t want to write it, until I felt ready, … Continue reading

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In Remembrance…

I am reposting this piece from 2014 (with minor edits), in remembrance of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week.  Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, … Continue reading

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Prince of Hearts

This piece has been featured on Huffington Post & SheKnows.com Music is my drug. It’s how I cope with many things. If I’m driving, there’s music on. If I’m writing, there’s music on. When I feel big things, I turn … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Brain On Fire

I’m starting another week with an apology. I got back to Friday Fictioneers last week, relieved to finally be writing, and promising to read others, when I got back from Tel Aviv. My intentions were good. Really. But, our flight … Continue reading

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Dear Dorian…

Dorian Murray is an 8 year-old Rhode Island boy who has been fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric cancer, for four years. Last month he was told that treatment was no longer possible. Before he dies, Dorian wants to be famous. Lots of … Continue reading

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