Wish I was on the Enterprise. In a galaxy far away from earth. A place where common sense rules, And intelligence once more has worth. Where misinformation and lies Are not used as political distractions. A place where truth prevails, And being honest is the main attraction. Integrity and honor would be required Of... Continue Reading →
An Abrupt Ending to the Wedding
How Sue and Charles ever made it to the altar was a surprise! Each time I had dined with them, Charles had seemed to create a new vernacular, having a preoccupation with appearing smarter than everyone else. It made for tense moments, when Sue would ask him to repeat the word or if he meant... Continue Reading →
An Impromptu Swimming Lesson
Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia I got an impromptu swimming lesson! I didn't wait for someone to retrieve my purse from the edge of the lake. The branch seemed long enough! But, when I hit the water, I quickly learned the meaning of the words: sink or swim! Fictional story for the Weekend Writing Prompt... Continue Reading →
Advice for Bad Cooks
Recipes in a cookbook would seem the right thing For people like me who want to learn how to cook. But I've discovered that they don't help, Because the end result never looks like the book. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #249 from Sammiscribbles: Recipe in 36 words.
Better Than All of the Rest: Happy Valentine’s Day, Scholar!
You came into my life with so much love share. To be loved was nearly too much for me to bear. Used to capricious men whom I'd learned to fear, I tried to push you away; you remained near. We haven't wasted time looking for a fault, Recognizing we go together like pepper and salt.... Continue Reading →
Not Everyone is a Natural at Driving
Savoy Auto Museum, Cartersville, GA My friends, driving just doesn't come natural for me, Oh, how I wish it was like playing piano by ear. I am flummoxed by directions that bring me to tears, As I travel south when it's really north I'd planned to steer. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #247 from... Continue Reading →
Choosing to Saunter Away from the Crowds
Photo Credit Sarah Whiley As I sauntered the streets of this beautiful city, I was in a quandary as to which direction I should go. But as I watched the majority of people rushing toward the left, I knew that going to the right was the only way I would grow! Written for the Weekend... Continue Reading →
The Joy of Remaining an Audacious Woman
I was born to be an audacious woman. As a child, I was taught that females couldn't be bold. I had to find the temerity to challenge the naysayers. It's a daily struggle in a sexist world to remain an audacious woman. Exploring life to reach my full potential is for me as necessary as... Continue Reading →
An Oasis in Barbados
Photo taken at the boardwalk in Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados on July 4, 2021 Lovely oases in faraway places, You are the spaces where beauty meets peace! I loved walking beside you each day, Feeling joy as my inner chaos tended to cease. Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #220 from Sammiscribbles: Oasis in 40 words.
Praying for Sleep: Weekend Writing Prompt
Sleep wouldn't come last night. My restless mind wandered. I prayed for relief, so My daytime hours aren't squandered. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #206: Restless in 19 words.