I Have Commited The Cardinal Sin

So, I was visiting with a friend and she asked what my new novel was about. I know. I hate getting this question. I love that people want to show support by asking me about my work, but lord I do not know how to answer this. I always feel like I have two options: […]

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50 Word Friday # 8: Aftertaste

I’m not sure why I ordered the latte. I like my coffee black, strong, and crazy hot.  This is comforting compared to the wake-me-up, kick in the pants I get from my usual brew. It is a midnight in Paris. Its aftertaste reminds me of a walk in the rain.   P.S. I no joke ordered […]

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Fifty Word Friday # 7: Afterwards

An extra space in your toothbrush holder. The cold sheets next to you no matter what time it is. Making coffee and driving to work without saying goodbye as you leave the house. The lack of that person. Those missing rituals and tics that came with a person now gone.   Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash

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50 Word Friday # 6: Nomadic

I have become nomadic. I move with a plan, but not with the intention to set down roots. I used to plant myself. Now, I look forward to the change in scenery. The drier weather. I must say goodbye to the ocean. But I am nomadic. Perhaps I will return.   I played with the […]

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The Magic of Make Believe

I was reminded of something last night when I was handing out Halloween candy. I saw it in the kids’ eyes, but it inspired a feeling in me. It was a mixture of nostalgia and pride, and it was because these kids still understood the power of make-believe. They hadn’t had their rose colored glasses […]

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50 Word Friday #5: Dog Walks

There is something calming and irritating about going on W-A-L-K’s with my shepherd. Big and fluffy, I love him so, but not every mailbox needs marking. Yes, every leaf needs chasing, and why you won’t go to the bathroom in your own backyard? I don’t love carrying your puppy gifts.   P.S. I went with a […]

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5 Reminders for When Writing Isn’t Easy

I try to work on my manuscript all day Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and intermittently on the other days of the week. I head into the local library and work there because I’ve found that it forces me to work when I seem to find too many distractions at home. Monday started out like any other […]

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50 Word Friday #4: The Pool part 2

My stomach clenches as I ease into the pool. It isn’t until my second lap that I  begin to feel aclimated.  I race the person next to me even though they last longer.  I ignore the ache in my legs and back, and the water’s call pulls me deeper. 

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