An interview with my muse – a fiction challenge

Diana over at Myths of the Mirror challenged writers to interview their muse after finding that hers had recently outsourced the job to a merciless mercenary for hire/part-time healthy life style disciplinarian. But upon accepting the challenge, I found my muse somewhat difficult to track down... The air was heavy with procrastination as I heard … Continue reading An interview with my muse – a fiction challenge

Over There – An American’s experience at the London Blogger’s Bash

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Earlier this year, my hubby surprised me with tickets to attend the Annual Bloggers Bash in London. For those of you not familiar with the event, it's an international get together and conference for writers of all interests, sizes, and platforms wishing to network as well as learn about how to take their writing and/or blogging … Continue reading Over There – An American’s experience at the London Blogger’s Bash

Let’s go to the place where the sidewalk ends

LT sat on the tire swing in our backyard, alone. His brother had gone to play with a friend leaving LT to amuse himself while his father and I completed our chores. His legs were curled up as they wouldn't touch the ground even if extended. As a result, the swing was nearly motionless except … Continue reading Let’s go to the place where the sidewalk ends

How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

"If you lost all your skin ..., would you die?" Up until that moment, I'd been enjoying a few minutes of downtime with some light reading after a long work day. LT's latest five-year-old pondering caught me off guard. He had to be asking someone else. Putting down my magazine, I looked around the room, … Continue reading How to close a killer deal – how I got tricked by a 5-year-old

For those who think I have it all together

Inspired by Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. My boss came into my office. "I am going to throw a curve ball at you," he said, shutting the door. Just like that, I could tell that it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. … Continue reading For those who think I have it all together