Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Mind of Her Own

Every Sunday we call my mother-in-law to see how she’s doing.  She lives in Connecticut while we live states away in Virginia, and though we are certainly closer than we were when we lived in San Antonio, it is still … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t We Be Dead By Now?

“Stop!” I shouted. My five-year-old neighbor flinched, then froze as she stared at me in confusion. “Put that down and back away slowly!”  We had been playing with her bubble machine in my front yard, and her legs and hands … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

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My Reality Needs Adjusting

I always feel underdressed when I play with my neighbors.  I mean, I’m wearing old shorts, dorky socks, and my granddaughter’s old hand-me-up Converses, and they’re dressed as a princess and a fairy (sans wings).  I really need to do … Continue reading

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Well, It Seemed Like a Good Idea

The day we almost frightened our mother to death started out very much like today, a morning with a sparkling sky, so blue that it looked like it had just been painted and left to dry.  I’ll always remember it … Continue reading

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As Time Goes By

I used to be a fairly decent pianist when I was younger.  Much younger.  In fact, I was my piano teacher’s top student, and she, herself, had been a student of Bela Bartok.  She wanted (expected!) me to continue my … Continue reading

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The Long Mind-Trip Home

In 1759  Laurence Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy, a comical novel which takes stream of consciousness writing to the extreme.  This weekend we took a whirlwind road trip from Virginia Beach to Stratford, Connecticut to celebrate my husband’s sister’s sixtieth birthday, … Continue reading

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Wanted: A New Life

This week’s Red Dress Club‘s Red Writing Hood prompt is  about character development.  We’re supposed to write about what our character wants most.  This is my first work of fiction to be posted on my blog.  Seriously.  Everything else I’ve … Continue reading

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Why Do They Have to Change?

“Miss Susan, don’t you just love cleaning up?  I could work and work and work all day!” five-year-old C. said to me.  She was so cheery, I expected her to break out whistling like one of the Seven Dwarfs.  I … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

When I read that this week’s photo challenge was water, I didn’t spend a minute wondering where I would get my pictures.  Living here in Virginia Beach, water is all around us.  Hope you enjoy.

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