NO PAIN, NO GAIN

I'm here exhausted and full of breakfast.  Can I write my 500 words in this state?  Can I push forward with no ifs and buts?  Of course I can.  I've caught up on my sleep and Mr. Sun is smiling down on me with a promise of  28 degrees Celsius....more

THE PROPER THING

I am ambling down the road with Sheba. The air is still and cool but the sun is shining through. I'm hard pressed to find words and ideas this morning. What story do I have to tell? Where do I start? The question comes up every morning....more

MISS HALTER TOPS AND SENSIBLE SHOES

image from google.caSome day I hope I can dare to be a little risque, live it up, wear some skimpy halter top, and cut off short shorts....more

TRAPPED!

It is Friday.  Once again it is time for Friday Fictioneers and our tales from our imaginations.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  Here is my story this week of 100 words....more

ALICE STILL LIVES HERE

image from google.caIt's funny how names, phrases and snatches of songs play through my mind.  They come on airs of whimsy, unsolicited and unexpected....more

ON WITH THE SHOW. THIS IS IT.

It's the morning after the writing workshop with Alice Kuipers.Yesterday after returning, I was pumped.  I made  plans for a feasible writing practice. I had set goals for next week, next month, the next 6 months and for the next year. I was going to write at least 500 words/day, gradually increasing it to 1000 words/day.   I would make a start on my memoir.  I've been wishing about doing it forever with nothing to show except TALK....more
You write very well!  I get a sense the words come easy for you.  For me I have to really work ...more

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

It's not quite the bewitching hour yet but close enough for Friday Fictioneers and their stories. We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  We are both addicted to purple.  Here is my short and not so tall tale of 100 words.  Story telling is very therapeutic.  That's what everyone says.  It's true....more

BOBBY SINGS THE BLUES

It's not quite Friday but it's close enough to tell my story of 100 words on Friday Fictioneers. Our genteel host is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  We are both addicted to purple. My story is inspired by Miss Janis Joplin's singing the blues."Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose"I just love her cackle at the end of the song, don't you?...more

IVE COME UNSTUCK

Today I'm none the worse after wrestling with restlessness and wordlessness for a few days.  Oh, what a mouthful!  I'm trying to make up for lost time.  I mustn't be too gleeful. I could be sent back into my silence in a nano second. You know how these things can happen....more

COME SEPTEMBER

September is here.  I have signed up for the NaBloPoMo again, only to find my words have disappeared.  I am restless, fussing turning and bothering people in general.  I am distressed and lost in my desert without an idea or words.  How am I going to write about healing?  It is such a good theme....more