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Archive for April, 2011

How to Celebrate Your 10th Wedding Anniversary

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Later this afternoon, my husband and I are leaving to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in downtown San Diego.   It’s gonna be great! Toots and Booger will be there too! In the next bed over. In the same room.   It’s hard to find an overnight babysitter.   So what we’re going to do [...]



PROMPTuesday #151: Road Trip

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Do you remember this?   Now it’s YOUR turn. Write about a road trip you’ve taken. Heartbreak optional.   Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.   First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here. Want to see [...]



Guilty Pleasure Songs

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

You know how you listen to a certain song and instantly feel revived and happy? For some reason, most of those songs for me (with the sole exception of everything the Indigo Girls ever sang) are solidly rooted in the 70s and early 80s. I’ve no real idea why, other than I have sharp and [...]



Drafts and Minutiae

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I don’t know why, but I thought of this today:   There was a field. Long green grass, not the tickly kind. The hushed whoosh of water off in the vast distance. Skies with wispy clouds, for imagining animals. Yes it was quiet, but still flush with sounds beneath the surface, a gopher digging, a [...]



PROMPTuesday #150: Follow the Trail

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Good God, it’s been three years of PROMPTuesdays almost to the day. That’s a long time of me sticking to something.   So let’s celebrate with some good old-fashioned storytelling!   Take a look at the picture below, and write a story in 10 minutes using the words “detective,” and “150.” (I returned to the [...]



Not For Me

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

  What? All I did was turn on the stove.   Well it’s official. I could never be a teacher.   Actually, it’s probably best if I don’t ever teach, instruct, or otherwise guide small children. Or people in general.   Or living things with faces.   Today was a particularly painful lesson in becoming [...]



Building

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Writing sweats it out of you, sometimes turnip blood, sometimes holy water, but the act is always a birth, a labor to be endured with sturdy legs and open mouth. There’s such pain rooted in the craft, which is inexorably tied to bliss, both binding together in a paroxysm of creation. A single burst of [...]



PROMPTuesday #149: Flash Fictionize

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I wrote this awhile ago for a Fiction Workshop, and just discovered it again. It needs work, but that’s the thing about flash fiction: It’s a great starting point for fleshed out stories. A fire starter of sorts. So…Today’s PROMPTuesday is:   Write a piece of flash fiction (write 1,000 words or less, don’t edit) [...]



Is Your Spirit Transforming? A Handy Guide.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I find myself in a bit of a transformation. I say “a bit,” because I tend to take to these things slowly, instead of speeding full throttle into change. Still, I can’t deny that certain situations and people have been put in my life at a time when I am ready to be different, and [...]



Wyoming: A Heartbreak Story, Part Three

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Part One Here Part Two Here   Big Jerk and I sped down the road to Vegas with blue skies above and heat shimmering off the asphalt. The day burned hot, and as the sun rose higher, my teeny Hyundai shuddered and shook from trying to process the 100-degree air outside. I kept a wary [...]



Protected: I’m Out

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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PROMPTuesday #148: The Road Less Taken

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Many of my prompts lately have shared the same theme and I hope you’re all cool with that angsty fact. Self-examination is healthy right? Until it becomes obsessive?   Not that I’d know anything about that.   So this week’s prompt comes from a good friend who I love dearly and with every cell. She [...]



Unfinished, Part…Eh. Forget It.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

{{Hi! I wrote this in August 2009! And never continued it! Just musing on that in between thinking about how I still haven’t finished the Big Jerk series either. Does someone have some aerosol motivation to blow my way?}}   The summer wound down with a pop. We knew it was coming, but when those [...]