Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Trixie climbed out onto the roof from the attic window with her super-cape wrapped around her shoulders. Placing her feet carefully on the roof shingles, she ...

Friday, July 21, 2017


When his mom "accidentally" bumped open his door with the vacuum cleaner, Dustin decided he should get out of bed before she "asked" him to help with any of his brother's leftover chores. He really wished ...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three days and an apocalypse later ... #writing #publication

Mostly joking about the title up there. Life has been roller-coastering, per usual, but I'm healthier these days so that's good.

I had a publication three days ago at The Drabble and I just realized it.

Check out: "Post-Apocalyptic Gardener" for a fast, free read. Votes are greatly appreciated!


When ladybugs invaded our home that summer, I never expected to ...

Friday, July 14, 2017


She felt guilty wasting the summer sunshine, but she ducked into the library to find ...

Thursday, July 13, 2017


When my dragon ate my homework, I knew my professor wouldn't be pleased but I never expected him to ...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017


The rumbling buzz of a plane overhead turned heads and made the conversation stop. Why was the pilot flying so low?

Friday, July 7, 2017


The cardboard carcasses of old fireworks washed up onto the beach after the fourth of July, and they reminded her of ...

Thursday, July 6, 2017


His dog went missing on the fourth of July and he had to get her back or ...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

#IWSG July 2017

Started by Alex J. Cavanaugh, this sweet hop has encouraged me many times over 
and I'm thankful for it!

IWSG News!

IWSG July Optional Question: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?
There are many things, but to tie in with last month's question my answer is going to rely on three famous movie quotes.

"Never Give Up!
Never Surrender!"

"Do or Do Not. There is no Try."

"Just Keep Swimming."

Writing is its own reward. Just writing, just continuing to write, refusing to give up when things get hard, and writing beyond the "try" stage are all part of the continuance of the dream that gets real when the pen hits the paper or the fingers hit the keyboard.

On a separate note, my insecurity this month (other than the usual ups and downs of writing) is that I seem to have lost my ability to post pictures on my blog, which is frustrating, and I am having a bit of a mild stalker issue as well as repeated notifications that someone is trying to hack the account on another social media platform (okay, not sure it's stalking, but it's odd behavior, so I am changing some things in my social media practices). So, basically, even after eight years of using various forms of social media, I still feel like I don't know what I'm doing. However, I'm going to just keep swimming - maybe in a different stretch of the ocean or with a few different strokes - from forward crawl to breastroke - but I'm going to keep going. I'll keep everyone notified of any changes here ... probably next month or September. 

BTW - I had a super short publication on July 3rd at A Story in 100 Words. "At the Lake" is ... I guess angsty romance? Does that mean I write romance now? I don't know. It's something different for me, anyway.

Happy 4th of July and Independence Day!!!

Monday, July 3, 2017


July 3rd is a day we'll never forget because that's the day we ...

Or ...

Under the boom and glow of fireworks, we ...

Happy Independence Day!

(What does it mean to be independent as a nation, an individual, or ...?)