Thursday, February 27, 2014

Squirrel Hunger Games

       In spite of what has seemed like an endless schedule of snow this year, it’s been pretty busy here with the comings and goings of visitors. From past sightings, we know we have deer, wild turkey, fox, and coyote, some of them more welcome than others.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Baby Boom (Burn) Generation

Here's my latest contribution to 
       Five Sentence Fiction. 
This week's prompt is    Sunshine. 

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First she used Sea and Ski, then when she got older, the more racy iodine with baby oil – these were as necessary as the old chenille bedspread and the transistor radio. Even from a backyard away, Francine could feel Danny Parker’s eyes as she released her bathing suits ties around her neck and lay down on her stomach, her blond ponytail falling onto her shoulder. Funny how the heat was so much stronger on the backs of her knees; she’d stay out another half hour, but she’d have to be careful not to burn the bottoms of her feet like last time. She drifted into a soothing semi-comatose state, listening to her mother’s vacuum, Mr. Short’s lawn mower, the distant shrieks of the Tyler twins across the street as they ran through their sprinkler.

       Francine roused herself from her reverie on the examining table and flinched, her grey hair shaking slightly as Dr. Petrie eyedroppered liquid nitrogen onto her mottled back.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Memories, (Kind of) Light the Corners of My Mind

Deep in our sub-conscious, we are told
Lie all our memories, lie all the notes
Of all the music we have ever heard
And all the phrases those we loved have spoken. .

          "Nothing is Lost"
             Noel Coward

Really, Noel? Not me.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Missing People

After 44 years together I guess it’s inevitable that the husband and I have the same conversation more than once.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Monthly Issues

At least once a year one of the tween girls up the street hikes down to our end on a mission from God.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bitter Attraction

Here's my latest contribution to 
Five Sentence Fiction

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This week's topic is  Frozen

Their lips met before Janie and Christopher even knew each other.