I gave it away in the title, but for the tired or coffee-lacking, today’s writing prompt is “high school.” One of the most heartbreaking high school laments for me is Janis Ian’s “At Seventeen.” And now that I have two daughters of my own, my heart positively bursts at the thought they’ll feel […]
I'm a kid who never thought she'd be married or a mom.
Now I'm both.
And that's just fine with me.
Archive for September, 2012
This is a re-post. My daughter asked me about my first job today and I was happy to share all the sordid details. “It’s time,” my mom announced at the dinner table, and I knew just what she meant. For months, she’d insisted I look for a job and that evening over the […]
Let’s do a classic writing prompt today, shall we? I’ll get us started with a line and you can complete the story: She grabbed my arm as I opened the door. “Will we ever be friends again?” I shook my head when I replied as kindly as I could. “I like you. […]
I’ve always known I’d be a writer in some capacity or another, even if only in my head. I’d love to make my living wielding words, and to some extent, I have, but I’m still not quite in the sun-splashed writer’s loft I’ve imagined since the third grade. Every day, I see that nooks […]
I love fall’s first snap, even in Southern California. It’s a slowing, a storing up, a softening I look forward to every year. The blue skies mute imperceptibly at first, the light looks like an impressionist painting. There’s a barely noticeable chill that lends itself to visions of fireplaces, hot cocoa, good books […]
My mom packed bad lunches. Instead of Ho-Hos, Twinkies, and soda pop, us kids got granola, bananas, and the ever popular date bread with low-fat cream cheese filling. Sitting at recess nibbling a super lame salmon pattie, I’d covet my friends’ Wonder Bread bologna sandwiches with yellow mustard and feel like the biggest geek on […]
Proper usage of words such as “it’s versus its,” and more.
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