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Five

This week’s blog post is based on another writer’s challenge: Trace the path of a five dollar bill as it passes through the lives of five different people. As always, I had fun with the challenge. Hope you enjoy it, too. Thanks for stopping by.   Five Lincoln’s dignified gaze stared at me as he… Continue reading Five

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Check Engine Light

I recently made a brief presentation at my Sisters in Crime chapter meeting. The topic was Writing Prompts, something my weekly blog posts thrive upon. Following my short talk, group members got out their pens and papers or logged-on to their computers. We chose a prompt from a list I’d prepared, and then we began… Continue reading Check Engine Light

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The Family Curse

As I’ve mentioned in prior blog posts, I possess an I-can-do-it-myself attitude that dates back to at least my grandfather, probably further. If something broke, we fixed it. If we needed to remodel or create something entirely new, we built or redecorated as necessary. Though I never viewed my family as poor, we also learned… Continue reading The Family Curse

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Squirrel Wars

War is something most folks would much rather avoid, especially when it takes place in their own backyard. This week’s post deals with one of those battles that I had to fight. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. Despite my neighbor’s Bull Mastiff using my head for a chew toy when I was a toddler, I’ve… Continue reading Squirrel Wars

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Too Soon

Last week, a dear friend of mine lost her one and only grandchild. Though I expressed my condolences, I could only imagine the heartache she and her family were and still are experiencing. As I sincerely believe, and have heard from other folks as well, parents and grandparents should not outlive their children and grandchildren.… Continue reading Too Soon

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An Elevated Chat

And what would a person do if placed in a situation they really didn’t want to be in? The inspiration for this week’s post deals with that kind of setting. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. An Elevated Chat I stormed from my office. “The guy is such an ass. How can anyone so damned ignorant… Continue reading An Elevated Chat

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55 Words

Writing a novel can be a trying yet rewarding experience. Writing a short story can be more challenging but also rewording. Writing a story that paints pictures and conveys meaning in fifty-five words or less is just plain crazy––but fun.  Folks in the writing world refer to abbreviated-word-count tales as flash fiction. One of the… Continue reading 55 Words