I’m trying to figure out where I want to go with this blog. Is the “About” page still accurate? Are my goals the same? Is my motivation the same? Who I’m writing for? Maybe I don’t want to be censored anymore.
I wrote this story sometime last year in response to a prompt about a map and the best trip we ever had. On occasion, I pull it out and tweak it a little. With protests occurring all over the world in support of the people of Puerto Rico, I decided to share it again. “I … Continue reading Puerto Rico In my Heart
In my life, the summer months bring anniversaries filled with memories of lessons learned, loved ones who have passed or chosen to move away. I celebrate the lessons learned by remembering a friend who taught me that you have to take a chance and savor the moment because you don’t know if or when … Continue reading Cyber Camping at the Border of Reality
Flash Fiction Fantasy "Looking at life from a different perspective makes you realize that it's not the deer that is crossing the road, rather it's the road that is crossing the forest." - Muhammad Ali (reddit) For days Estrela Mann felt a heaviness in … Continue reading Something Different
I'm late in posting for Father's Day. This is always one of my go-to happy memories. This is the original essay which was my tribute for Father’s Day a few years ago. I condensed it for an assignment last week. Please enjoy this version too. “I love the summer rain!” I shouted in my head … Continue reading I love the Summer Rain
My heart quivers in anticipation As a thousand butterflies do pirouettes in my belly Inspiration: I'm awake and breathless with anticipation. Or is it my allergic asthma because of the old oak tree outside my open window? My belly quivers as if a million caterpillars crawl around trying on butterfly wings Or... was it the … Continue reading A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions
She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits. She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller. She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers. She was my hero, my teacher, my friend. She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.
Letter C (A to Z April 2019 Challenge) I am using two books for comparison as I share opinions or impressions of Aesop’s Fables. The first is Aesop’s Favorite Fables Children’s Classic Collection, illustrated by Milo Winter and was first published in 1919. The illustrations and moral teachings are certainly consistent with that era. The … Continue reading The Cat, the Rooster, and the Young Mouse from Aesop’s Fables
Letter B ( A to Z Challenge April 2019) Through the years, the story of Belling the Cat like many of Aesop’s fables has been re-written and adapted to different cultures and social norms of the moment. It is a simple story of a community of mice coming together to solve a common problem, a … Continue reading Belling the Cat from Aesop’s Fables
Aesop’s Fables for Our Times. the grasshopper and the ant (clipart) A year ago I participated in the A to Z April 2018 writing challenge. I had read about it on a blog that I follow, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to commit to writing every day. I was too late … Continue reading Another year with A to Z Challenge