For My Dad – A Poem

This is the poem I read at my dad's memorial service. Things came to me in little bits right after his passing and this is what I wrote. I thought I would be able to read this as opposed to a longer story. I was wrong. I cried after the first word and then continued with tears … Continue reading For My Dad – A Poem

The Solace of a Pink Rock

I now have four items remaining to check off my list: thank you cards, going through my dad’s items in storage, selecting a marker for my dad's grave, and writing a scathing letter to the management of my dad's former residence. I will take great pleasure in that last item, and I know my dad … Continue reading The Solace of a Pink Rock

In Appreciation

The last two weeks since my dad has passed has been a whirlwind of activity, of planning and discussing an assortment of details of which I knew nothing about and was completely unprepared for. My emotions have been on a roller coaster ride that everyone tells me is normal. The tasks of planning my father's … Continue reading In Appreciation

A Point Per Pea – Friday Fictioneers

Genre: Humor (101 words) A Point Per Pea Mama Harlow conducted the pea-eating contest. A point per pea. Her five children sat at the table, dipping their heads at their plates, delicately piercing each green ball with a tooth of a fork. The peas turned mushy and cold as they deliberated whether they could eat just one more. The contest culminated in the Grand Pea … Continue reading A Point Per Pea – Friday Fictioneers

All in the Family – Friday Fictioneers – 10/25/13

Happy Anniversary to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for leading the Friday Fictioneers for a whole year now. Wow, that went by fast. A big, heartfelt thanks to you. In Rochelle's honor today, I wrote biographical fiction. Thanks for all your inspiration. Biographical Fiction (101 words) copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields All in the Family The piano sat abandoned … Continue reading All in the Family – Friday Fictioneers – 10/25/13

Mary Poppins, You Got Nothing On Me

Birthday parties. We've thrown them, we've been invited. Being a parent for over a decade, my kids have attended dozens (hundreds?) of birthday parties. I don't mean to sound ungrateful. Everyone is happy celebrating their special day. Everything was simple back in the day. Growing up in a family of six kids with a pack … Continue reading Mary Poppins, You Got Nothing On Me