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Fits and starts– that’s what seems to be at the heart of my writing right now. Stuck, unstuck, stuck. But each week, Friday Fictioneers pulls me out of my rut and hands me an option. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields does an epic … Continue reading
It’s that “Empty Nest” issue again- rearing it’s head like a unflattering shadow that you can’t shake. You notice that it doesn’t look the way you want or think it should: following you around looking chubbier, not standing up as … Continue reading
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
Little Man, stepping off into a big, bright future. On June 7, 2014 my youngest child, Little Man, walked across the stage at a local college gymnasium and got his high school diploma. As it was when his older sister … Continue reading
*So, for the record, there are actually 535,949 minutes in a year, but presumably that’s a lot harder to sing. “Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty five … Continue reading
Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Each Wednesday, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads our merry band in creativity. This week’s photo prompt was provided by Renee Heath. To read other stories in this week’s series or to join in, check out details on Rochelle’s blog site: … Continue reading
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
This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years, poses the following: “explore what age means to you. Is it the loss of youth, or the cultivation of wisdom? Do things get better as you grow older, or worse?” For those of you … Continue reading
I am sitting at a beautiful Inn on an island in the San Juan Islands. It’s as magical and beautiful, as that sounds. At a writer’s retreat for the weekend, I’ve had trouble writing– lulled by the stunning beauty around … Continue reading
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