Day 1, 30 Day Song Challenge

So, somewhere out there in time a blogger devised the 30 Day Song Challenge. While I tried to track down the source to link to them, I failed, mostly because when I got to October I quit. Oops. She so didn’t persevere. 😉 Regardless, hey, a song challenge and me? I am so there. By the way, if you know who the blogger is and can inform me so that I can link back and give them due credit, I’d much appreciate it! Continue reading


Music Monday, Immortality by Pearl Jam

Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it. Continue reading

Music Monday: Off He Goes–Pearl Jam


Music Monday is a meme started by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. Pick a song you really like and share it.

Evidently it’s Grunge Day. Drew is presenting Alice in Chains, “Would?” with the incomparable voice of Layne Staley. And I’ve got Pearl Jam covered. Continue reading

No Excuses. Let’s Have Tea! #weekendcoffeeshare



First off, I have so many new followers lately and I’ve been remiss in visiting your blogs so I’ll try to catch up. But I want to thank you for following! Thank you!

I wrote up a blog post about this week, which has sincerely been the week of CRAZY, but I felt like it was a downer and I’ve pasted it in Word and may revisit it at some point. Continue reading

Did I Say That I Want You? #amwriting

# 17 and the finale

#17 Snooty and the Book Cover


Did I Say That I Want You?

That weekend was a gift that disappeared too quickly. Back in DC, I use all of my free time to fill in applications online. I’ve found an apartment, which, although on the small side, will suit me. While I hope that Steve will be part of my new life in Virginia Beach, I’m not taking it for granted, or sharing the news with him just yet because why disappoint him?

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Plans Left Beside The Road #amwriting

#14 Snooty and the Book Cover



Plans Left Beside The Road

The setting sun washes the ocean in pinks and lavenders. Sunbathers have retreated from the beach, but the rowdy nighttime crowd rumbles, powered by the liquid refreshment from their coolers.

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I Won’t Back Down #amwriting

Ah, another luscious unique cup of latte thanks to Mrs. Eldridge and the trusty Keurig. We share pleasantries and then she leaves.

I sit there a moment, watching people pass by. I watch through the door that Mrs. Eldridge has left open. I glance around the interrogation room, wondering if someone is watching me. Is this a test? If it is, I’m about to fail because I don’t even think twice about my next move.

Standing, I straighten my shoulders and grab my Styrofoam cup of goodness and walk through the door as if l have every right to be leaving through the door. I walk down the hallway.

“Hey, Annie,” says my old schoolmate Hugh, who’s now a deputy. “Very sorry about Ry.”

I clutch the hand he extends. “Aw, thanks, Hugh. Give my love to Tiffany.”

Another hallway and then the front door where sun shines through the large glass panes. I keep walking, expecting to feel a large hand grip my shoulder. What’s it they always say about confidence? Act like you have it and no one will question you?

As I open the door, I half expect some alarm to go off, but nothing does. A cursory glance around shows no one paying attention to me as my pace picks up and I dart around the corner of the Sheriff’s office toward Lakeland Park and the woods.

I go to the swing and sit on it, sip my coffee and watch as about fifteen minutes later suddenly a few deputies spill out of the office and tear along the street. No one looks toward the swings, not even Linc, who stands tall and capable among them, recognizable even from this distance. For just a moment he does glance my way and my heart stutters because I’m sure there’s hell to pay for a jail break. Is that what this is? I didn’t break anything. Oh, I hope poor Mrs. Eldridge won’t get into trouble for this.

But really, I had no choice, did I? Who better to save me than me?

My daddy always called me the tenacious one. I don’t think it was a compliment because he said it when I wouldn’t leave a topic alone. So, call me tenacious but this really is one of those times, I won’t back down.


end 4/9/ 2017

S. Darlington