Sharon had to get a story plunked down, her regular posting was almost due. She’d had a whirlwind of words a couple months ago and wrote one after the other. All she had to do was pick one and post it for so long, she lost the habit. What? She poured some of her homemade wine and looked back to the blank white page on the screen. What? Just then the dryer kicked off, so she went to fold clothes. On her return, the blank page accosted her once more. Then that insistent dream came at her again. Three times … Continue reading A Little Birdie Told Me
“Pappy, I fixed the toilet!” Her beaming smile fell. “Pappy?” His eyes met hers so she started over. “Pappy, I fixed the toilet! I found the fix-it box with all the parts in it over the dryer and read all … Continue reading Maria and Her Pappy
I had crush on a shy guy I’d seen him look my way I felt the arrow of love But how to say be mine? Kiss me! Say the word, you got me! Light bulb, a Valentine! I picked one … Continue reading Stupid Cupid!
Bored with the beach already, Randy threw another beat-up shell into the surf. Movement to the side caught his eye. “Hey, you look just like me!” “Nuh-uh, you look like me.” Randy very quickly decided this could be fun, so … Continue reading The Arch
Marla need to earn the dough to be able to go to band camp, but this old lady had to be nuts. What a way to spend a Saturday morning. She’d listened to her mom who’d said this old thing … Continue reading Dishrags and Dresses
Diana rang the doorbell as Max rolled the snake unit up the cobblestoned walkway. A pudgy red-nosed man in golfing attire opened the door. “What do you want? Damn it, I’m going to be late!” Max pointed at the ‘Drain … Continue reading Diana, Drain Queen
The grayness all around us appeared as ephemeral, wide wisps of varying chiaroscuro tones, as might fine smoke from a fire composed of a variety of combustible items seem on a clouded night. Darkness prevails, only a dim glow coming … Continue reading The Cave of Living Smoke