A Brief History of Figgy Pudding

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A Little Christmas Sharing

Plum Pudding

(Morgans, Gareth/the food passionates/Corbis)

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Dad always called my daughter, Natalie, an “old soul.” Maybe because she’d listen to his old Julie London and Frank Sinatra records and knew those lyrics better than most of the contemporary music or because she read the poetry he liked, could recite Donald Hall and Pablo Neruda (in Spanish), and even wrote her own poetry that was spellbinding in its ability to discern truth and display a keen knowledge of nature. Continue reading

Maggie McConnell’s Choice for Day 4 of the 30-Day Song Challenge

and if we’re very fortunate we might hear why in the comments section or maybe she’ll supply us with a blog post. And, I am giving this one to her because I don’t have this song. Most people I wanted to forget, I don’t have a song associated with. 😀 I guess that has made them easier to forget! Continue reading

The College Soccer Star

This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle!

The College Soccer Star

The shotgun reduces the ball to tiny black and white fragments of past tense.

It needed destroying. She believes that until she hears the thump of his crutches on the porch. Continue reading

November Notes, Dancing Girl

Yes, I’m very aware that it’s no longer November, but, you know, I really, really wanted to participate in November Notes but that novel writing thing that will go nameless pretty much took up my life.

So, if you don’t mind, and the hosts don’t mind, I’d still like to play. This is for “The Girl from Ipanema.” Continue reading