Category Archives: Life

Friday Fictioneers: Dreaded Words

“Wait ‘til your father gets home!” I’m not sure what I’ve done this time, but something tells me it has to do with the baseball I just hit. “How many times have I told you not to play ball so … Continue reading

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Celebration The delivery man stared at the patio set he’d put together as if daydreaming. Lost in my own contemplations, I murmured, “Perfect.” “Perfect for what?” he asked. Embarrassed he’d heard my musings, I replied, “A tea party.” He snickered. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Once

Beautiful Once Drizzle chilled her as she stared at the house across the street. It must have been beautiful once. Beautiful once. How could she not compare its demise to her marriage? It had been beautiful once, too. Her gaze, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Part 2 – What About 2018?

      What is it about January 1 that inspires us to “wipe the slate clean” and start over, always, always with the best of intentions? I love the feeling of renewal, but as I thought about resolutions and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Part I – 2017 in Review

I’d planned on doing a combo “2017-in-Review” and “What About 2018?” post, but it got too long. 🙂 This year, I didn’t get Christmas cards out–lots of reasons why, but really, they’re just excuses. Perhaps I simply couldn’t get motivated. … Continue reading

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