Saturday, August 31, 2013

Everyday Truths

When I ran a few errands yesterday, I encountered some of life's truths:

On my first errand, although there were several legitimate spots available, I watched as a woman created her own parking space at the end of a row and only ten feet from the front of the store. 

This is a person who probably feels more entitled to life’s perks than the rest of us.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

When Home Projects Bring on the Blues

I woke up today with no great expectations. The only definites were breakfast and the Sunday paper. Yesterday I’d pulled weeds and trimmed bushes, so probably no gardening today.

Like many mornings, before I’d even had my cup of tea I’d stripped the bed, put on new sheets, loaded the washer, emptied the kitty litter box and fed the cat. While waiting for Himself to return from his coffee run I knocked out a few pages of the new book – I’ve almost got the kid out of the well and yes, his name is Timmy. Then breakfast, paper and now time for a Project. Not a big one, just something to fill maybe 45 minutes.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Fabric of Life

This week's entry for Five Sentence Fiction is


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Lillie McFerrin Writes

Ivy absentmindedly rubbed one hand over her rounded belly, while the other held the chosen quilt pattern; she contemplated the rigidly aligned material, blue ginghams leading to blue calico, blue dots, then blue solids.

Friday, August 16, 2013

August Garden

          For the past twenty years the end of summer has found me turning my back on my garden to search out my lunch tote, hunt out the best deals to stock my classroom, and practice wearing real shoes again.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

 We're back. The car is emptied - except for all the sand, which I'm sure even after a good vacuuming will still travel around with me for some time to come.  The washer is on its 4th or 5th load and the cat is recovering from a week of loneliness and neglect (in spite of the kind people who came to feed him and visit two times each day).

Monday, August 5, 2013


Five sentence fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. 
Each week there is a one-word prompt and anyone can enter a five sentence story related to that prompt. 

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This week's word is Bliss.

An elbow sliced into her midsection, its owner oblivious to the assault. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Cape (Cod) Crusaders

We all know about piling sheets and towels for the event known as Packing Days. These are the four or five days before you load up the family car for the annual trip to the Cape.