The End of "Queen for a Day" Or should I say " Thank you for Indulging Me."

Saturday came sooner than Claire hoped. She pulled her sedan up to the front doors of the nursing home right at 9:00 am and without saying hello to anyone, took a straight path to room 14.  Beulah sat perfectly poised in her electric wheelchair and greeted Claire with a chirpy, “Beautiful day for a shopping trip, beautiful day in the neighborhood”. On her head she wore a broad rim hat, tucked under her right arm, a lime green hand bag. Aides had dressed Beulah in a floral skirt, pink top, and white Velcro orthotic shoes....more

The Journey Back

Courtesy of PanaromioD-Day:...more

Short story: Making My Moves

A story I wrote a very long time ago (before Microsoft Word was thought of!). I forget what inspired it, but am sharing it here as part of my daily blogging project.MAKING MY MOVESMama, tell me that story again, the one where you first started to walk.Did you put one foot in front of the other, or did you stand on one spot, willing yourself to move forward?I always loved your hair, the way you pulled it back from your face, inky black, with a scent of chives and garlic. The lipstick which bled in the dimpled smile you kept for best....more

A Cornish Tale - Part 4

It was Councillor Jackson…...more

The War Room

Daily Prompt: Conflictedby michelle w. on November 2, 2013You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CONFLICT________________________________________________...more

The Last Supper

Daily Prompt: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry……for tomorrow we die. The world is ending tomorrow! Tell us about your last dinner — the food, your dining companions, the setting, the conversation.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...more

Bashful Betsy

Daily Prompt: Intense! by michelle w. on November 5, 2013Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal. ~~~~~~~~~~ Following is a short story I wrote back in April for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge.Betsy deals with a lot of intense feelings in this short story.Bashful Betsy by dmauldin53...more

Taking A Couple of Days Off

Jayne sat at the kitchen table sipping on her third cup of coffee.  The caffeine was kicking in and her thoughts were starting to gather around what she needed to get done today.  She poured her fourth cup of coffee and headed for her home office.  Jayne glanced at her desk calendar and saw she had no deadlines looming in the near future.  She turned her computer on and started gathering her notes for today’s writing. Jayne heard her secretary, Bev, coming in. “Good Morning,” Bev said with her usual cheerfulness, as she placed the mail in Jayne’s in-box....more

A Shining Bromance

This is the final day of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. Time to wag your tail...it's the dog of your choice today. -BDA Shining Bromanceby blogdramedyRemember Jack's line? What if this is as good as it gets?...more

Fluff Piece

This is day nine of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. Meaty bones for all. -BDFluff Pieceby blogdramedyThe meeting with my editor didn't go well....more