Music Fascination Exonerated – Part 2

If you haven't read part 1 yet, click here. When I first walked through the front door, I avoided my mom who was in the kitchen cleaning vegetables. I thought if I could make it down the short hall to my bedroom, I could put my reading assignment, the information about the band and the …

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Momentum Adrift

I’ve lost my enthusiasm. My inclination is to put the entire blame on the  circumstances of my life and the routine I’ve been forced into during this last month. What’s more, I think some would agree with me. My life and routine, I'm afraid, are just a part of the trouble. It was a mere …

The Odd One Out

One of my friends here in cyber space, Linda Hewitt, asked six questions in a post from February 2013. There was one in particular that hit home for me, although not in the way Linda ever thought it would. You see, Linda’s blog is all about confidence. In most of her posts, she asks the …

Making It Work

I’m not sure whether I should call this a short story, or call it a scene. From what I have learned about writing thus far, the line between a scene and a short story is rather blurry. If you have any advice on this, please let me know in the comment section. The past two …

Those Special Days

The tenth of August is my brother’s birthday. This year, like many years before, we’re apart for this celebration. Of course, as a kid, I couldn’t get away from it, which wasn’t all bad. It was a time marker saying that the end of the carefree days of summer would soon be here. Until I …

Heifer Vacations

Family vacations were extremely popular during the era of my childhood. However, this didn’t mean spending a lot of money. Most households went camping for one or two weeks. In some ways, this time away from the normal daily life was harder. There wasn’t that comfortable bed to sleep in. Meals meant gathering firewood and …

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days when so much is happening that you felt that you just might explode? That’s what my day was yesterday. The run of the mill stuff was easy enough to handle. It was washday. Gather up all the dirty clothes no matter where they might be found. Separate …