Personal Obstinacies

Some say I’m just plain crazy and leave it at that. The reasons I give for some of the things I do and some of the things I feel I need sound silly, ludicrous and even insane to most. They say I’m being stubborn or unreasonable. Yet, I persist. I feel that I need some …

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On Second Thought…

I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback I got about my writing prompt, As It was Foretold. Reading the comments spurred inspiration to continue with the scene, making it a full-blown story. The intention was for me to make it a short story to submit to a magazine. I went as far as responding to …

As It was Foretold

I love writing. I really do. Yet sometimes pulling the words out of me stabs me as if I have nails in the bottom of my feet. So what do I do? I stroll over to Writing.Com and grab myself a writing prompt. This prompt is ‘The wind howled with delight…’. She cleaned off the …

Clearing the Decks

My mother-in-law declutters her house quite often. Old editions of magazines get tossed; any small items left out from mending or sewing get put away; plastic gets put into garbage bags to be taken to the recycling place in town. She has a marvelous saying for when she does this, "clearing the decks". I’m sure …

California Dreaming

It was Mary’s post at 1950 Memories Of Suburban Adventures, Oceanic Inauguration that stirred up the recollections I have about seeing the Pacific Ocean. Back then, being able to go to California was just ‘the coolest’. This was true even when I was eleven. After all, Rickie Nelson had lived there. That’s where the story …