Unmentionables – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, a writing group, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks to her as always for her time and leadership. Thank you to Mary Shipman for this week's fascinating photo. The objective is to write a 100-word story based on the photo prompt. All are welcome to participate. My story follows. (99 words) Unmentionables … Continue reading Unmentionables – Friday Fictioneers

A Communication Tip for the Holidays and Beyond: “Me Time”

Have you ever been in a conversation where you were so busy formulating a response that you missed what the other person said altogether? Sometimes I think life happens this way; life as a conversation where we are only half-way committed, half-way listening. Many times we are so fixated on predicting what happens next that … Continue reading A Communication Tip for the Holidays and Beyond: “Me Time”

What’s your name again?

My ability to hold names inside my brain has reached its maximum capacity. I may recognize you, but it's likely I won't remember your actual name. If I make an attempt to call you by your name, there's a high probability that I will get it wrong. I will call you "Lisa" when your real … Continue reading What’s your name again?

To Shoe or Not to Shoe? – Friday Fictioneers – 12/13/13

It's time for the Friday Fictioneers, hosted by our wonderful host, Queen Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks to Adam Ickes for the photo. Please read other fine stories from the Fictioneers here. Genre: General Fiction (100 words) Copyright – Adam Ickes To Shoe or Not to Shoe? Animals don't wear shoes, mom. Why do we? We wear … Continue reading To Shoe or Not to Shoe? – Friday Fictioneers – 12/13/13

They Can’t Take My Kiss Away

Last week at my sons' elementary school, a teacher informed me I could not stand in front of my child's classroom before school during the drop off. "No parents in the corridor," exclaimed the teacher in my general direction. Really? Am I the enemy now? Throughout the year, I have let of number of things … Continue reading They Can’t Take My Kiss Away

Gone Mental for Dental

The dentist displeases me. Translation: Fuck, I hate the dentist. You must understand, I typically feel scolded like a misguided child when I'm at the dentist. Have you been flossing? Well, maybe I better look at your flossing technique. Are you scraping between each tooth? Uh, scraping, well, uh, of course, I'm scraping. Who doesn't … Continue reading Gone Mental for Dental

Remembering The Silver Fox

I found myself wandering around in the woods the day my father-in-law died. For 24 years I knew him, and it passed in a blink of an eye. What's it all for? Life, death, it's seamless. One day he is here with us, the next he's gone. Fred was "The Silver Fox," quick on his … Continue reading Remembering The Silver Fox