“A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?” 1. Why do you choose to stay in a relationship that you have clearly stated you’re unhappy in? 2. You seem to have clear beliefs on living life, do you think you follow those … More Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.
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)
I am not sure how much more I can take. Today is our anniversary. Much like the three before it, we fought. I went rock climbing once in Alaska. I had on a harness, I was connected to ropes, and a person at the bottom was there to tighten the rope should I slip or … More Holding on
“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.” ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince So, there I was on a runaway train. I contemplated often on how to get out of my situation. The thought to leave my husband never really … More Fear Becomes Me, Part One
Creating a setting from a different time or place that is unfamiliar to me, is not called a challenge for nothin’. Here goes somethin’… I was moving slow today. Actually, everything seemed to be in slow motion. I felt a hyper-awareness to my surroundings. While walking to the diner, I was aware of each foot … More The Wait. (Weekly Writing Challenge: The Setting’s the Thing)
Look Up The above link is to a YouTube video that I really want to share with those that have not already seen it. It’s about social media and how there’s really nothing social about it. It’s quick and painless and worth every second! My teenage son is normally quite the homebody and pretty shy. … More Who are you living for?
Student, Teacher Weekly Writing Challenge The original, Leave no trace behind?, was a metaphorically view in reference to children. This post is a literal view. I spent the last 10 days hiking in some of the most beautiful areas of Utah. I saw arches, caves, mountain ranges, canyons, hoodoos, and Indian rock art, just to … More Leave no trace behind – Part 2
Do you ever have one of those days when everything makes you want to cry, whine, or pout? You’ve been warned. (WAIT, don’t click that X! The following is mostly tongue and cheek and meant to make you giggle. I did not commit to a full-out bitch fest because no one enjoys that, so says … More My moment to Shine..err..I mean, Whine.
Flash Fiction Writing Challenge: I sat at the table in our small hallway of a kitchen. It’s the kind of table you’d find in a dusty diner somewhere off Highway 50. A place time had long forgotten. I was lost in thought for what seemed like hours until my eyes decided to focus across the … More A key, a whistle and a Post-it.