Excerpt from a work in progress This was my moment: choke or breathe. Either the cubed potato would slip down my throat or clog up my air filter. So far, my soul hadn’t bailed out on me. Thoughts continued to light up my brain while my fatalistic, internal drama queen ranted on about the end… Continue reading
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Waxing Poetic – A House Personified.
Jayne, the brains behind the always inspiring and entertaining injaynesworld, took the path that leads from Magpie Tales into a writer’s mind and produced a wonderful vignette from Magpie’s picture prompt. Today, I take the same path but with a different picture. A House Personified. A window gazes out onto slippery snow white, a coverlet… Continue reading
A Picture is Worth 420 Words.
Repost of an article I wrote last year using a picture prompt. Vaudeville Act, Destined for Dump, Saved by Descendant of Jerry Mahoney. The demise of Vaudeville began soon after the debut of the Feckless Five, as they appeared in their first performance pose in the below archival print. Sid (top left) Lenny (top right)Willie… Continue reading
When Your Writing Flatlines.
Image via Wikipedia. A DRAMATIZATION. Alice Smith sits in front of her computer, about to write. Suddenly, her computer freezes. She can’t think. A pain shoots through her brain — a writing blockage immobilizes her. The white screen of death gives her the evil eye. Her brain shuts down, as the room spins. She passes… Continue reading
APB out on missing muse!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlabar/CC BY-NC 2.0 Officer: Description of Muse? Me: I’m drawing a blank. Officer: Height, weight . . .? Me: I’ve got nothing. This is a repost from November 2009; dedicated to Kathy, an extremely talented blogger, the brains behind The Junk Drawer, and author of the recent post “I Lost My… Continue reading
Merry Christmas! Waxing Poetic.
White clumps of snow weighing down tree branches. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clickclique/ / CC BY-NC 2.0 We’ve got snow here in the northeast and the temperature is in the low twenties, a perfect atmosphere for the Christmas and Holiday celebrations ahead. Whether standing shoulder-to-shoulder in a warm circle of friends, or huddled with family on a couch in… Continue reading
A scary thought: other sites that have published my writing
Humorous Essays Published at Mom Bloggers Club – The Accidental Blogger Unscripted Life via Network for Wives – Dental Royalty and the Gold Crown In addition my blog post, “Dead Mice Don’t Eat Cheese,” was a top pick in the WOOF Contest at PlotDog.com. WOOF Contest – Top Picks Poetry Zorlone – “Storm” – A… Continue reading