A Book Lover’s Tag

Well, I've had an interesting week. For several months, I've been bothered by knee pain. Finally got a referral to an orthopedic surgeon and surgery may be in my future. However, I woke up on Monday with pain in my right middle toe. (You might guess its on the same side as my bad knee.) … Continue reading A Book Lover’s Tag

Drawn

I haven't done any short fiction lately but this is a continuation of a series of short pieces inspired by the WordPress daily prompts. The other intallments are: Here The Passenger Can't Fight This Feeling And now for today's story. Sure, my feelings for him were dormant. Were being the keyword. Now, as he came … Continue reading Drawn

Patriot Day and Another Busy Week

It's hard to believe that sixteen years have passed since that fateful day in 2001. For as long as I live, I'll never forget the feeling I had when I first heard the news of the planes hitting the Twin Towers. Sitting in my office at work, I turned on the radio seconds later to … Continue reading Patriot Day and Another Busy Week

The Month That Was

September has arrived, leaving August a mere memory. And what a month it was—some good, some bad. August began with promise. My husband and I had just come off a week’s vacation. Although I’m a “mountain” person, we decided to go to the Texas coast this year. We spent two nights in Corpus Christi in … Continue reading The Month That Was

Here

I haven't posted any short or flash fiction stories since I gave up First Friday Fiction over a year ago. However, a friend recently encouraged me to try the daily WordPress prompts. Not only does this post deviate from my usual genre of suspense, it's also written in first person rather than third person. I … Continue reading Here

Weather, Writing, and Story Empire

Happy first day of May, everyone. Can't believe another month has passed us by, but April bid her farewell yesterday. She said goodbye with a vengeance in my part of Texas. Multiple tornadoes occurred within fifty miles of where I live on Saturday evening, one year to the date when two tornadoes swept through my … Continue reading Weather, Writing, and Story Empire

Confessions of a Distracted Writer

I just finished a week of vacation, or rather staycation, since I stayed at home. Outside of celebrating my birthday, dinner with friends on Saturday night, and actually cooking dinner each night for my husband, I spent the week around the house in the company of my two cats. (That's Tucker in the above photo, … Continue reading Confessions of a Distracted Writer

Onward and Upward

A new year is upon us, and it brings about new beginnings. In some ways, a new year is like starting over. I’ve always looked at each January as a time for rebirth and renewal. A time for putting the past behind and moving forward. A time to forget our past mistakes and failures and … Continue reading Onward and Upward

This and That

Every time I think I’m going to blog on a regular basis, like maybe weekly, something happens. Before I know it, two or three weeks have passed. And while I don’t want to write something just for the sake of writing, I would like to communicate more often with my readers. So what have I … Continue reading This and That

Along The White Sands

April slipped off her sandals, enjoying the feel of the warm white sand between her toes. The beach was nearly empty, except for a few neighbors enjoying the last rays of evening sun. She smiled and waved at the Herrings—a retired couple who lived next door. In the opposite direction, Mike and Janet Parsons sat … Continue reading Along The White Sands