Thursday, June 27, 2013

Keepers versus Throwers

          Like many couples, my guy and I have philosophical differences. We don't have meaningful discussions about the afterlife or whether veganism will save the planet, but we do look at the world differently.  If our lives were represented on a stage,

Monday, June 24, 2013

Gato Blades

    Below is my entry for this week's Five Sentence Fiction.

The topic was 'blades'. 

      He entered the room, desire in his predatory eyes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Alternate Universe

    The other day I was reminded of just how different the pace is in my small town. We moved from the city to this suburban/rural area several years ago but every now and then there are moments that bring it home.
          Once a month my small committee meets in town hall in the evening to conduct our business. Our group’s power is vast and far-reaching: our budget is $250 a year, an amount we still haven’t figured out how to spend.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Encounters of the Golf Kind

It was a perfect New England summer day and my golfing partners in crime and I had decided to meet for a game. We only began playing in the middle of last summer and are pretty evenly matched. Much of our conversation, when it’s not about our children, husbands, or home repair and renovation, is usually, “What club should I use?” “How do I stand for a pitch shot?” and “I love your golf shoes!”
          As retired ladies, we’re also fortunate to be able to play on weekday mornings, thus avoiding heat and crowds. This also leaves time for the most important element of golf - lunch.