The Girl Who Cried Roach

My mother is terrified of roaches. I don’t use that word lightly – terrified. I don’t know of any other creature that can make her scream in fear as can a simple roach.… Continue reading

Thank You, Jane

Today was my mother-in-law’s funeral. She was my husband’s step-mother, but the only mother-in-law I’ve known. Jane had a stroke last year, and never recovered, as she had complications, which came on suddenly… Continue reading

Memory by Colors / poetry

Memories of red, white, and blue I know this one by color I’ve gone through them all (almost) But where is the one of you Dressed in a snappy, casual, almost officey Shorts outfit… Continue reading

Thank You, Robert Plant, for Refusing to Tour with Led Zeppelin

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Robert Plant once again dashed the hopes of Zeppelin fans around the world by saying that he is “not a jukebox,” and won’t tour with Led Zeppelin just… Continue reading

Hero Cats are Nothing New

I’m sure you’ve seen the video of a boy being attack by a neighbor’s dog. The boy is making his way up the driveway when the neighbor’s dog sees him, stalks him, and… Continue reading

Love is a Many Splendored Bitch of a Thing

Since my writing has dropped off dramatically after giving the 365-day challenge a try, I thought I’d skim through some of the prompts for a bit of inspiration. Today’s prompt was about deep… Continue reading

To be someone else for a day

365 days of writing, prompt: if you could be someone else for a day, who would it be? If I could be someone else for a day, it would be my musical hero,… Continue reading

Damnit, Daddy!

We recently celebrated my Dad’s 64th birthday.  Sixty-four might sound older to some people, but my dad is pretty youthful for his age, even if his back does go out sometimes. My dad recently retired,… Continue reading

Loss: It’s mostly a four-letter word

Loss.  This is a word that encompasses many different aspects of human life. You may have lost a loved one, a job, or just a game of chess. We all lose things –… Continue reading

Battle Scar Fantastica

April 10, 365 Days of Writing Prompt: Imperfections — in things, in people, in places — add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish. Every picture tells a story,… Continue reading