Hair spray cloud dispersed, David spun the salon chair to reveal her highlighted color and precise cut flattering sculpted cheekbones, warming golden skin. Handing her a mirror for full view of spectacular effect, he smiled at the applause from the others. She fluttered her eyes in feigned surprise, exulting in perfection. She sped his car… Continue reading The Perfect Hair Day
Every Saturday, when the groceries were bought and put away, the dog had been fed, and the windows opened to air out weekday stuffiness, she would get in her car and drive. The gas tank was full (Friday was ten cents off a gallon). Sunglasses on, windows down, music loud, she would drive until she… Continue reading The Forgetting Place
Road filled with marvels, With smells, traces, history… Fascinating world! My twenty-three pound bichon frise (he’s huge for the breed, not fat) directs our morning walks. Some days, it’s a quick jaunt to the mailbox, while other days we meander a loop toward the small beach or embark on the even longer walk past the… Continue reading Lessons Learned in Walking With an Old Dog
There may come a time When I don’t read or write posts But it’s not this day. It’s important to know yourself, especially the solid core center of you, what makes you essentially who you are in the world. Beyond insistent blares and expectations laid upon you, beyond the ideas of who you are supposed… Continue reading Writer, Know Thyself!
This post is written as part of a monthly blog hop created by energetic, energizing Raimey Gallant for writers. Blog posts focus on “the theme of resources/learning for authors: posts related to the craft of writing, editing, querying, marketing, publishing, blogging tips for authors, reviews of author-related products, anything that an author would find helpful.”… Continue reading Unexpected Benefits of Blogging Daily (#authortoolboxbloghop)
“Fried egg sandwich?” The waitress inserted the plate between the chattering women. It was early which meant that there wasn’t much traffic on the road yet, which made it pleasant to sit outside the sandwich shop. Come 8:00 and the traffic would be snarling, kids running in to buy lunch, and it would only be… Continue reading The Insomniacs Book Club #4
This piece is in response to a marvelous challenge from a writing group that I just joined: 100 Word Drabble. In rising to the prompt, I learned what a drabble was (varies, but in our group a 100-word story in response to a prompt), gazed at the picture prompt of a young man sitting at… Continue reading Live Free or Die…