Acceptance Surprise

#Anthology #shortstories #preschool Short stories based on events in my life are enjoyable to write, and I submit to a variety of publishers. This past week, I received a surprising acceptance email from an editor for a future anthology. I revised my story several times, had it critiqued, then edited it to its current version,... Continue Reading →

Ladder and Hammers

Family Story #siblings #rooftop #1960s Moonie, Teddy, and Kitty lay in a circle around me for story time. I tried making them sit up, but they flopped over. I grabbed my bunny book— Boom, boom, boom! I froze my book midair. "It's OK. The broken roof." I stretched out my legs and plopped the book... Continue Reading →

When Things Change

#POLST #alzheimersawarenessmonth #advancecareplanning Last week was a difficult one. Not a complete surprise, but it still overwhelmed me. It was time for changes in our circumstances. My alarm alerted me it was time to get Mom's morning started. I always open her blinds and administer her medicines, then bring her a cup of black coffee.... Continue Reading →

Steamy Kitchen

#alzheimersawarenessmonth #FAMILY #caregiving My reusable plastic shopping bags crinkled when I set them on my kitchen counter. I leaned over it and peeked into the living room. Yep, hubby is napping in his recliner. Voices echoed inside my Mom's room. I opened the door, and discovered Sis bent over Mom laying a wet towel on... Continue Reading →

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