Share Your World, 24 April 2018

Today is grey and rainy, I’m tired, and I don’t want to do anything. So today’s post will be short. Thanks to Cee’s Photography for the challenge. If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? Ooh, that’s hard. Maybe bread. I absolutely love bread. I would be happy just…

The Orphans’ Jewel

I had already decided to write something like this before I saw The Daily Post’s prompt for today, and the prompt just popped into place. This story is based on a dream I had last night. *** The strange man in the black coat knelt just inside the door and held out a small wooden…

Two Poems for Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback Thursday post consists of two poems I wrote in the winter of 2009. At that time, I wrote in a notebook every day and read three poems before going to bed every night. The result was I wrote lots of poems, most of which have never been read by anyone but me. Here…

The House Turned Inside-Out (Friday Fictioneers)

Photo prompt credit Yarnspinnerr 13 April 2018 Genre: speculative fiction Word count: 100 My bedframe insists on sinking into the grass. At first I tried heaving it out, but it’s too far gone now. Besides, that’s the least of my problems. My kitchen has turned into a feeding ground for squirrels. And ants. And bees….

My Peanut Journey and Throwback Thursday

Photo by Markus Spiske freeforcommercialuse.net from Pexels I love peanuts. I never thought I would intentionally eat peanuts out of the container, but yesterday I did just that. My sister in-law bought a large thing of honey roasted peanuts, which I had never had, and now I’m addicted. She also bought a bag of peanut…

The Strangeness of Aunt Minky

(This entry is related to this one, in case you didn’t know.) Something is wrong with Aunt Minky. She has not been anything like her normal self. I know for a fact that she talks to herself when she thinks no one is listening. I just heard her in the library, muttering. And she has…

The Minstrel’s Tale (Throwback Thursday)

Today I’m posting the beginning of a story I started writing back in the spring of 2013. One of my best friends and I had been playing a story game while travelling somewhere on a bus, and the story we invented became the basis for this one. Recently I was looking back through some of…

Some Words on My Creative Process

Years ago, I told one of my college roommates about the creature churning inside my head. I was talking about what it’s like to feel an idea coiling up from the depths of my brain, ready to burst forth by means of my pen or fingers on the keyboard. She looked at me like I…

Buns–SoCS Post

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 30/18 Tomorrow for Easter lunch a good friend of mine is making hot cross buns. I can’t tell you which part of the meal I’m looking forward to the most; well, actually I can. It’s the ginger cake. I love ginger. Ginger cookies, ginger in Indian dishes, ginger…