Non-Mundane Story

I’m elated for my short story in Short and Sweet Goes Fourth going to print in August. The reactions and comments from readers satisfy my heart. The setting is during a lunchtime break at a building project in Mexico. In the midst of that ordinary day, something unexpected is discovered and spins the mundane into…

Mom’s MRI Questions

Mom’s two-hour trash-pick-up-walks had trickled to treks to the bathroom or kitchen. She hunched over her walker, and said it was painful to be more upright. Her Physician’s Assistant listened to my concerns. “Do you think she fell?” “That’s possible. Her memory is sketchy and confused at times, so it’s difficult to get accurate info…

Water and Tonic

Laundry, almost done. Check. Finish up with Mom’s sheets. After scanning my list at the kitchen counter, I glanced out the patio slider. Several wildfires were burning in our state, and one was near enough to cast a peachy light. Triple digits again today. Will this heatwave never end? The birdbath on our patio was dry,…

Accepted

My excitement hasn’t diminished with the acceptance of one of my short stories for publication. It’s still unexpected when an editor enjoys my quirky tales. I like this kind of surprise—like opening Christmas gifts. This story will be published in an anthology titled, Kindness. It fits into the, “You reap what you sow” or the,…

Tech Fears Conquered

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery, Part 2 Part two of my guest blog post regarding our fears of creation and administration of our own websites. We write stories, but can we learn the tech world, too? If I can, anyone can. WordPress is easy to use for beginners, but it was still…

Tech Fears

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery My recent, two part, guest blog post encourages writers to explore the tech world, social media, and create their own websites. As a muralist, computers intimidated me. I understand the scariness of a machine. Now, I’m surprised that I daily use my laptop and phone. I even…

Reflect or Regret? Part 5-Plans

As a silver-haired person, I retain the privileges of Reflection or Regrets. I’ve earned this right through years of trials, temptations, and choices. My journal excerpt—Reflect on Plans. A few years post-divorce, COBRA for my healthcare neared its end, and I needed to become my sole supporter. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Being…

Mom Visits Radiology

X-rays were ordered for Mom’s hip. It was painful, and with her track record of not divulging her falls, we wanted confirmation that there wasn’t any fractures. Sis and I transported her to the Medical Building, unloaded her in the Valet Zone, and entered the Radiology Department. After registration, we were taken to a changing…

Burnt Pans

How many frying pans have I burnt this past year? No matter how careful I am to check the burner indicator for which one is ON, it’s wrong. I blame the wacky diagram. My hubby walked into our apartment entry. He paused with the door open and looked down. “You burnt another pan?” He chuckled….

Consent For Publication

June was a very good month. Some of my short stories were accepted by various publishers. I’m humbled when someone else finds the subject of my story as fascinating as I do. Within the next few months, be on the lookout for the anthology title and a Link posted on my Published Page. The desired…