Might Have Been

I fell in love

at 17

with a boy,

who called me “beautiful”; Continue reading

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Poetry Night

So poetry night sucked.

The star wanted to discuss her genitalia.

I recited a poem about extinction. Continue reading

Review Double Up: The Giver and The Deal of a Lifetime

I have fallen behind on my library reading and saw that I had hours left on Lois Lowry’s The Giver and Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of a Lifetime so I binged on them last night.  Both are reviewed below. Continue reading

The Connection

Thanks to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneers!

I don’t know if this has ever happened in one of my FF fictions before, but the line that tied the story to the picture was edited out because I was over the word count and the words I needed to make the story were more important than talking about a window where you could see the roofs of neighboring houses. 🙂 Editing is everything!

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

The Connection

“It sounds daft, but you make me believe in fairytales,” he says. “Crikey. I’ll meet you at the station.” Continue reading

Review of How To Keep a Secret

How to Keep a Secret by [Morgan, Sarah]

 

How to Keep a Secret

Sarah Morgan

July 10, 2018

Harlequin


Blurb: When three generations of women are brought together by crisis, they learn over the course of one hot summer the power of family to support, nourish and surprise

Lauren has the perfect life…if she ignores the fact it’s a fragile house of cards, and that her daughter Mack has just had a teenage personality transplant. Continue reading

Time in the World

All the time in the world

There’s always tomorrow.

She was that woman, procrastinating on life, until life raised its middle finger and laughed.

When they’re dead, it’s too late to tell them you loved them, you never meant the words you said, beg for forgiveness. When they’re dead, all of the unsaid words, best intentions, half-hearted gestures, mean nothing.

And how do you forgive yourself when you believed you had all the time in the world?

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Sascha Darlington

In the Wind #amwriting

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in Three Line Tales. Thank you to Sonya for continuing to provide us with this photo prompt challenge!

three line tales, week 126: a tall ship on the liffey at sunrise

photo by Mark Dalton via Unsplash

 In the Wind

I cannot see boats of any kind without envisioning Maddy, her death, in the churning waters of the Caribbean as the hurricane bore down upon their ship. Continue reading

Holes #amwriting

I’m back to Friday Fictioneers! I’ve missed it! Thank you to Rochelle, as always.

PS I am still on vacation for another couple of days and will be back in totality (or whatever) on Sunday or Monday. Thanks for sticking around.

 

Holes

The war damaged Uncle Randolph. Continue reading