On Writing: How’s NaNoWriMo Going for You?

Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com Today marks the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. By now, some of you are patting yourselves on the back in between gulps of your fourth cup of room-temperature coffee and going, "By George, I think I've got this!" Others of you are re-calculating just how… Continue reading On Writing: How’s NaNoWriMo Going for You?

On Writing: A Gift to Your Future Self

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com When I sat down to write something for this blog, I had to flip through page after page of my daughter's doodles to search for a clean sheet. (I'm organized enough to pre-plan my blog posts, but not organized enough to keep clean paper on my desk.) I was nearing… Continue reading On Writing: A Gift to Your Future Self

Little White Lies

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij on Pexels.com Craig suppressed a gag as Martha set the plate of broccoli casserole, her “specialty,” in front of him. “I made your favorite,” she smiled. “And there’s plenty more in the kitchen.” “You shouldn’t have,” he said, subtly leaning to the side so as to avoid the hot aroma wafting… Continue reading Little White Lies

To the Woman Hiding in the Bathroom Stall

Photo by ROMAN ODINTSOV on Pexels.com I have been you, many times in my life When I had no one to eat lunch with at my new junior high When I wanted to prove to myself that I was a rebel and I could smoke my step-mom's stolen cigarettes in the Band Hall bathroom When… Continue reading To the Woman Hiding in the Bathroom Stall

Abandoned Spiderweb Still Catches Flies

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I only think of you at times when I am too far away to do anything about you - The abandoned spiderweb stretched like a hammock between my ceiling and a door I never close. Sometimes on my way to the kitchen I look up and I see you've caught… Continue reading Abandoned Spiderweb Still Catches Flies

Recipe for Potentially Vegan Kolaches

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com Kolaches are sweet rolls filled with savory stuff AND I DON'T CARE WHAT ANY CZECH SAYS. If you fill them with sweet stuff, they're "sweet kolaches." If you fill them with sausage, they're just "kolaches." I say “potentially vegan” because what they’re filled with depends on your preferences. I AM… Continue reading Recipe for Potentially Vegan Kolaches