Category Archives: Life’s surprises

Eat What? Never!

Many of us change our tastes as we grow older! In school I would never eat spinach! Mama didn’t cook it. The school lunchroom version looked nasty and mushy and tasted worse. It was slick, not a texture I could … Continue reading

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Loving Mother’s Day Tulips!

I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. I certainly did!  I do love flowers!  I hope these beauties love the rain we had yesterday and today. I had planned to blog about book pirates. I am not in the … Continue reading

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Why torture your characters?

I will give a workshop in June about torturing characters. I borrowed words from Dwight Swain about chasing characters up trees to keep things from becoming boring. Why would I want to do torture my characters? It keeps stories going. … Continue reading

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Has Life Left You Feeling Bedraggled?

Hard rains last night were not kind to my first yellow iris of 2018.  Water and wind bent this flower to the ground, Maybe its roots are not deep enough or maybe the bloom was too heavy for the stalk. … Continue reading

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Purple Irises, a cure?

The last three weeks have been crazy since my sister broke both ankles. I have fallen behind in everything! She’s in a facility two hours away. As the older sister, I must do what I can to take care of … Continue reading

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Do You Break or Do You Bend? #MFRWHooks #PG

Sometimes cold weather and ice make trees bend. Other times trees grow in soil that won’t support them. Writers and other humans face events that threaten to bring us to our knees. Sometimes we let people’s comments make us want … Continue reading

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One Night with the King.

There he stood, so handsome and magnetic! His voice send shivers over me. Then he stepped down and moved around the room. All eyes followed him. I remember the slender handsome young man of my youth. We had both aged, … Continue reading

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Growing Up in the 40’s and 50’s.

Growing up in the 40’s and 50’s in Augusta, Georgia. Mama and Daddy at 22 When I was a kid Daddy drove a truck for the Augusta Arsenal and Mama was a homemaker. I really don’t remember living at my … Continue reading

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What a strange thing!

Do you ever wonder if someone makes the impossible happen? Well, I know about “butt” calls our cell phones make, or at least mine makes them from my pocket. I have received some. What about landline phones, those many folks … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?

I will be with my baby sister, my baby brother, and my baby sis-in-law! Even after 19 years  since their deaths, I still miss my parents. Mama always had a big dinner and cooked everyone’s favorites. I also had Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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