As the cantankerous old man screams at the airline personnel about losing his vacation, I want to say to him, "Sir, the rain only means the adventure is delayed. You wil still make sweet memories." Safe on the ground, my anticipation of laughter, love, and good food grows. (275 characters) Fictional story Written for Twittering... Continue Reading →
Eyes closed, soul serene, Taking in the tranquil scene, Birds singing in trees. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #248: serene and scene.
Silence is good, but waves crashing against the shoreline is more beneficial to the soul. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #100 from Sammiscribbles: a story or poem about silence in exactly 15 words.
Yesterday, I had one of those days where comfort food becomes necessary to keep our sanity and still see the world in positive terms. This month, I had five doctor's appointments, including yesterday. Because of results from medical tests taken yesterday, I now have a sixth one on Monday. I choose to look at it... Continue Reading →
When others cannot visualize your dreams, and, therefore think it impossible, you keep believing until the impossible becomes your reality. Written for One-Liner Wednesday from Linda G. Hill. I learned through experience to never allow others to define my possibility. I went from being on the welfare to teaching at a prestigious university in California,... Continue Reading →
Detective Chief Inspector Janney arrived at the scene of the crime with her new assistant, Detective Sergeant Charlotte Wells. After looking over the murder victim, they stepped aside to allow Dr. Carlton Wesley, the Medical examiner, access to the victim. When Dr. Wesley was finished, DCI Janney asked cause of death and time of death.... Continue Reading →
Roman ruins in Portugal Home of Former Wealthy Spaniard in Elche, Spain Top of the Stairs Stairs In Elche, Spain Narrow but Beautiful Stairs Uneven Stairs, so Unclimbed Stairs in Spain Steps on Hole 1 Disc Golf Smyrna, Tennessee. I loved these steps. Pictures posted for Cee''s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs and Steps.
See all the pretty little letters, waiting to be formed into words. Those words can praise or criticize, according to how they are unfurled. The tormentor creates the words that cause pain and take away joy. But the one who seeks to encourage forms words that do not destroy. Words like "You are priceless" are... Continue Reading →
Sam and Mary were playing pirates. They were pretending to be looking for booty in Sam's kitchen. All they found were some almonds, and they decided to write a note to his mother, demanding the almonds. Mary framed the letter, just as she thought a pirate would, asking Sam's mother to give up the almonds... Continue Reading →