Monday, April 30, 2012

Easter Magic

Life gives me endless story prompts.  My spiral notebook has dozens and dozens of story beginnings that I will finish writing.

I have so many story beginnings because I look for the magic moments everyday life offers.  I would like to share one such moment of magic I experienced on Easter morning.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Don't Let Me Die!

Friday Fictioneers

This is the Picture Prompt for this week's Friday Fictioneers.  I will be writing wrote an approximate 100-word story to go with this picture.  Check back on Friday to see what I was able to come up with.  =)  See below for what I managed to come up with.  

I have to mention right here and right now that I had a hard time with this one.  The prompt just refused to talk to me.  Without my friend Kristin, this story would not exist.  She gave me

Friday, April 13, 2012


Friday Fictioneers

Picture Prompt and the story.

Please go to Madison Woods site (she is the hostess of this Flash Fiction exercise) to read her story and the stories others have written.

Hope you enjoy!!

“I don’t see him anywhere!”
“I thought you were watching him!  Damn it, why weren’t you watching him!  He’s only four!  You never take your eyes off of a four year old!!  Damn it!”

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Aunt Ellie and Mrs. Barris

Shown below is a flash fiction prompt and the story I wrote to go with it.  Instructions were the words "I heard it too" had to be in the story and the story had to be between 101 and 1,000 words.  This story is 926 words.  This prompt was posted by Quill Shiv at  The flash fiction Quill Shiv and others have written can be seen here

I hope you enjoy!!

Aunt Ellie and Mrs. Barris

The grand Victorian home sat on a 2-acre parcel inside city limits.  It is said to have been built in the 1850s as the city home of a very wealthy plantation owner.  In the 1920s, the house was purchased from the plantation owner’s family by Mr. Berris.  It was to be a gift for his new bride, Mary.  He had the home painted inside and out in all the colors that he knew Mary would adore.  She didn’t see the home until their wedding night.  Her eyes were wide

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flash Fiction Faction-Due April 12, 2012

Shown below is a flash fiction prompt...a fun exercise.  I have decided to participate in two such exercises every week.  This one is posted by Quill Shiv at
The rules are:


Monday, April 9, 2012

Spend Time Showing and Telling

I know that I have a skewed view of life most of the time. I also know that my skewed view can be hard for other people to understand. Although I know some don’t get it, I honestly don’t understand

Fish On

Shown below is a picture prompt.  The concept is to write a Flash Fiction story of approximately 100 words.  Click here to find links to other stories written for this picture. Friday Fictioneers  Read on to read my story.  

His silhouette is etched in my memory.  Standing on the bank, with his fishing pole in his strong hands,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Your Challenge

Wouldn't it be fantastic if a better outlook on life could be found just under the soles of our shoes?  If during a stroll, we could read jokes and quips?  If these words were able to lighten a trouble or two?  If the simple act of reading these words could brighten a mood?  They do.
Everyday.  Many times a day.
If only every day you could feel this way even if you are not spending the day on the Comedy Carpet. You can. You really can.  

It takes practice, but you can.

How we choose to deal with a situation determines how we feel about that situation.  Simple,