I love the Summer Rain

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

A Writer’s Illusions and Delusions

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

Work- a New Day, a New Chapter

“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart I began a new chapter this week.  I started a new job.  I work as a Part-time Library Assistant at a local public library, and I am so excited about it!  This job was one … Continue reading Work- a New Day, a New Chapter

The fragrance of our lives

I wonder how the month of May compares with Christmas for the retail industry.  It seems there are people out shopping for Mother’s Day, Graduations and let’s not forget Father’s Day and June weddings.   On the weekend right after Mother’s Day, as Blaise walked into a major department store, he found himself accosted by a … Continue reading The fragrance of our lives

Home to where I’d never been

I came across this quote from North 20°54, West 156°14, a personal essay by Maggie Messitt on Bending Genre. “Maps are about boundaries and perception. They are about recognizing and being recognized.” It is a beautiful place One summer as soon as school was out, our parents took us to their little island in the … Continue reading Home to where I’d never been

School Ratings, Beyond the Number

The task for this assignment was to “mine” material, or story ideas from the web, old drafts, social media, etc. the inspiration came at me from Discover on Reader. The post is https://integratedschools.org/2018/05/30/the-problem-with-great-schools/comment-page-1/?blogsub=confirming#blog_subscription-6 Author Ali McKay from Integrated Schools.org, wrote an article which addressed questions that had been on my mind for some time. I … Continue reading School Ratings, Beyond the Number

A book that opened eyes

The previous assignment was quite a challenge for me.  It was to recreate a single day with no backstory, flashbacks, or foreshadowing.   Imagining what may be ahead is part of my nature. To look beyond what I see in front of me is part of my writing style. Everyone has a backstory; sure some may … Continue reading A book that opened eyes

The Girls were home today

The alarm went off as usual at 6:30 AM even though it was the weekend.  She heard Cason go into the shower and wondered where he was going so early today.  She rolled over got comfortable again.  It was too early to the day to start.  She heard him getting dressed and in a short … Continue reading The Girls were home today

True story in One Hundred Words

  “I love the summer rain!” I shouted in my head. It was because of him. I stood there for a moment in the pouring rain; long enough for the video to replay in my mind.  He was fiftyish, receding gray hair, twinkling eyes, and crooked smile. He had lost his shoes on the porch. … Continue reading True story in One Hundred Words