Life has a way of throwing unexpected twists and this year has certainly brought plenty of twists that have impacted many people around the globe. Here in the South, along with the Covid 19 pandemic, we had an F3 tornado touch down in several areas, flattening homes, uprooting trees and completely relocating some homes. The … Continue reading Pandemic and Tornadoes
I came across this fun writing activity and asked myself, "Why not?" Read on to find out what this week's prompt is and what I found "beside me". Linda is the host of Stream of Consciousnesses Saturday Your Friday prompt for Steam of Consciousness Saturday is "beside you." Write about whatever is beside you when … Continue reading Stream of Consciousness Saturday, March 28, 2020
The sixty-year old woman stood behind the little boy, her body curving over his small form with arms stretched out and her hands clasping his. She gently and fluidly swung his arms back and then forward. The little fishing pole in his hand released a bit of fishing line, but the bait fell short of … Continue reading The Fishing Pole
I wrote this a year-and-a-half ago during a time when lots of change was happening in my life. Eighteen years of marriage had just ended, I was renting from some friends who graciously lowered the rent so that I could afford to stay in their downstairs apartment and it was my birthday. A lot of … Continue reading A Hope and a Future
Snuggling up next to mom and drinking her warm milk was the best thing I had ever known in my life. My brothers, sisters and I had just finished a round of wrestling, climbing and biting. Now, I was here alone with momma, in the darkness under a bed. I rumbled loudly as the sweet, … Continue reading Snatched Away
For several years, my family and I had the privilege of living on twenty-one acres of wooded property. We experienced some pretty cool nature encounters, but none stand out in my mind as clearly as Buddy and the skunk. I had a morning routine of getting up at 5:30 every morning and going for a … Continue reading Buddy and the Skunk
It's hard to believe that it is already that time of the year again but here we are, Thanksgiving Day 2019. In fact, as I am writing this, Thanksgiving day is three-fourths of the way through. Our family has already enjoyed great food, laughter, and memories today. Now I am sitting on my couch feeling … Continue reading Day of Thanks?