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... Continue Reading →

Lighthouse Warns

This ten-word story was from when I challenged myself to write tighter. My patient and helpful critique group pointed out the redundancy in most of my short stories. Without their honesty, I'd never have published thirteen. Word choice is the number one factor in how to tighten and focus. If you're a writer, click on... Continue Reading →

Espresso Book Machine (EBM)

Some of my critique group members went on a trip to a large metropolitan library. We watched this machine brew a book and learned about self-publishing options. It was like seeing the "back office" of the publishing world. A maze of doors and hallways that require safe navigation through wisdom and research. Preparation pays off... Continue Reading →

Going Places

Once in a while, it is satisfying to actually go somewhere. We can spin our wheels and go nowhere more often than we wish to. Years ago, I travelled and lived abroad from the motive of adventure. A full year of sixteen countries--planes, trains, ferries, buses, hitchhiking, hotels, homes, and hostels. Even those exciting things are exhausting.... Continue Reading →

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