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
Used to be Love, Flowers, and Goodbye Tildie slowly exhaled and closed her laptop. Every morning after meditations, she checked her emails and social media. Now and then Tildie would come across the story of the eighty-year-old man who walked five miles to have breakfast with his wife in a memory care facility. When people … Continue reading Why Bring Flowers?
Alondra Elena Delopas sat on a swivel chair in her lanai listening to the rain as the winds picked up and thunder clapped in the distance. Baby Girl lay with her legs sprawled but her nose pressed against the screen. She struggled to see what was moving in the conservation land that bordered the small … Continue reading Just Friends, For all Time
Friday RDP: Coffee I like to say I’m a social drinker when it comes to coffee. My favorite is espresso, and I have such weakness for its aroma. The taste must not be bitter or harsh as it goes down the throat and lands warm in one’s belly. It's not unlike a fine brandy that … Continue reading Oh coffee, dear coffee
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
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
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 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
Even though we have had severe weather warnings and plenty of rain, I decided to take the scenic route this afternoon. Rather than go a short ride up the Interstate, I decided to drive along the shore to one of the only beaches in the area where I can go with my Baby Girl. She’s … Continue reading Beach after the Storm
I admit that it seems that since I started writing a couple of months ago, I’ve done nothing else. I’ve taken courses at Blogging U and joined a twenty-six-day writing challenge, all with the sole purpose to get me to write every day. Between writing, editing and reading other blogs, this has become my life. … Continue reading My life while writing – what life?