I know we are well past Valentine's Day weekend, but I have carried my grandmother Rosa's love story in my back pocket since I began collecting stories to tell. I consider that I'm either late for this year or early for the next, but some love stories never get old, and this may be the … Continue reading My Romantic Grandmothers
So, I've been trying to get back to writing and posting regularly —kind of an unofficial New Year's resolution. When my family headed back home, I started to reorganize the house as well as my approach to writing. It was right then that January 6th happened. All these months, while I've been home, I tried … Continue reading Whatever is True, Whatever is Noble, Whatever is Right
Discover Prompts Day 8: Curve So "curve." The first thing that came to mind when I saw the prompt was "curveball." As I continued reading and I smiled when I saw the rest of MW's line. "Life has thrown a big one at a lot of us these days: a curve." I was excited when I … Continue reading The Curve Ball
Discover Prompt #4 – Street The street where I live is actually a Circle. They tell me it’s about one mile all the way around. My furry Baby Girl and I walk half the length a few times a day. Sometimes, out my front door and past the parking lot, I feel like I’m stepping … Continue reading Welcome to My Street
A joke prompt to start off the month on April Fool’s Day! I’m hoping we get a great response. Lord knows we need a laugh these days. I wish I could think of something humorous, but I’m terribly not spontaneous that way. Some people have told me I’m funny as in amusing, but also as … Continue reading A joke prompt to start off the month on April Fool’s Day!
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
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.