As a young child and into my teens, I consistently wrote letters to my grandmother. She lived a few states away and our families only came together for Christmas and summer vacation, but we were always communicating. Writing thank you notes and life updates to her were never a chore. When I think of writing … More A life in letters.
Chik, chuk, chik, chuk; the hazards beat a dull heart. We line the cars up along the sepia-tinted streets of my childhood. There are flags trembling, a light drizzle. I am alone in my car, waving to my best friend just ahead. It is a parade, a homecoming, a funeral. “Homecoming” by Jen Groeber: Mama Art … More Fifty Word Inspiration
Joe works for the CIA. He works in a cubicle with hundreds of other neckties. They work the daily shuffle of papers, the usual spying on foreign leaders, and currently, the Watergate mess that was about to embarrass the lot of them. These men started early and stayed late. There was little time for sleep … More How Coffee Became a Morning Addiction (A creation myth.)
The current Weekly Challenge is song writing or re-writing of an existing song. So here’s my version of Shelter From the Storm by Bob Dylan. Starring so long in shadows with my now sightless eyes What became of me is now hidden in the mountain of lies Twisted and contorted wrapped within my fear … More Forever here.
How was it going to go this time? Was he going to look away the entire time again? Was his attorney going to be a complete ass again? I had been uptight all day knowing that we would have to meet again in court. It had been four years since my ex, his attorney, and … More Could the real me, please stand up?
My son had an interesting day at school yesterday. He told me he learned that marriages have a higher percentage of being happy when the woman stays at home and the man goes to work. They are happier because they each have defined roles and this causes less arguing. Having a defined person in charge … More Resurrecting the stay-at-home mom? (A Lost Art, Writing Challenge)
The Top Five of what makes me happy. The latest Weekly Challenge is list writing. A great idea that I thought would come fairly easy. I had quite a few ideas, but when I started, my lists were fizzling out by number three or they just felt forced. Not a good sign; however, one thing … More What makes you happy?
My neighborhood block has untold stories. Maybe this was really one of them… We were probably going to have to cut it down. The roots were pushing up the land and making it difficult to cultivate. My father said it would make for good firewood in the winter, but he knew my connection and would … More The Oak Tree (Blog Your Block Writing Challenge)