“A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?” 1. Why do you choose to stay in a relationship that you have clearly stated you’re unhappy in? 2. You seem to have clear beliefs on living life, do you think you follow those … More Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.
The Top Five of what makes me happy. The latest Weekly Challenge is list writing. A great idea that I thought would come fairly easy. I had quite a few ideas, but when I started, my lists were fizzling out by number three or they just felt forced. Not a good sign; however, one thing … More What makes you happy?
My neighborhood block has untold stories. Maybe this was really one of them… We were probably going to have to cut it down. The roots were pushing up the land and making it difficult to cultivate. My father said it would make for good firewood in the winter, but he knew my connection and would … More The Oak Tree (Blog Your Block Writing Challenge)
Creating a setting from a different time or place that is unfamiliar to me, is not called a challenge for nothin’. Here goes somethin’… I was moving slow today. Actually, everything seemed to be in slow motion. I felt a hyper-awareness to my surroundings. While walking to the diner, I was aware of each foot … More The Wait. (Weekly Writing Challenge: The Setting’s the Thing)
Student, Teacher Weekly Writing Challenge The original, Leave no trace behind?, was a metaphorically view in reference to children. This post is a literal view. I spent the last 10 days hiking in some of the most beautiful areas of Utah. I saw arches, caves, mountain ranges, canyons, hoodoos, and Indian rock art, just to … More Leave no trace behind – Part 2
Flash Fiction Writing Challenge: I sat at the table in our small hallway of a kitchen. It’s the kind of table you’d find in a dusty diner somewhere off Highway 50. A place time had long forgotten. I was lost in thought for what seemed like hours until my eyes decided to focus across the … More A key, a whistle and a Post-it.
I bought my first lotto ticket the other day. I honestly expected to win. I did not, which is why I am sitting here writing this post. I still expect to win even though I haven’t purchased another ticket. Had I won, I would expect not much to change. I would expect to make a … More Not So Great Expectations Challenge