A celebration five years in the making

LT woke to the sounds of his family singing. He grinned a sleepy grin as he stretched underneath the covers, rubbing eyes which weren't quite as ready to wake up. This was it. His birthday. His fifth birthday. It was the culmination of every wish he'd held most dear since, well . . . since … Continue reading A celebration five years in the making

A Holiday Message from Her Royal Highness

Greetings to all, It pleases us to no end to be able to address you all at this, most joyous time of year. It is a season made even more joyous thanks to the continuing efforts of you, Our most loyal subjects. The state of the realm remains strong, with the exception of the great … Continue reading A Holiday Message from Her Royal Highness

We Survive, We Improvise – Conclusion #shortstory #fiction

The below is the conclusion to my short story, We Survive, We Improvise. If you missed the beginning, you can read it here. The engines' roar seemed louder than usual in the plane's cabin, likely because the cabin was filled with only about a quarter of the passengers it originally started with. "Let's go home … Continue reading We Survive, We Improvise – Conclusion #shortstory #fiction

No critter wants that litter, so best be on your way

I was standing outside, miles from home, with a trash bag in hand. A liquid of questionable make-up was running down my ankle from where I'd accidently brushed a leaky corner of the bag with my leg. It was a perfect morning. My hubby, a regular member of the local Rotary Club had volunteered us … Continue reading No critter wants that litter, so best be on your way

Get a grip: a painful lesson on when to hold on

The outside temperature had cooled from volcanic rim to a more comfortable Amazonian jungle as I embarked on a walk around the block with Her Royal Highness, my dog. Within seconds of exiting the house, the soles of my flip-flops were slick from the trapped humidity. Still, it was a beautiful day for a walk and … Continue reading Get a grip: a painful lesson on when to hold on