Afterthought – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, our very talented fairy blog mother. I thank her for her dedication and leadership of this group. Thanks also to The Reclining Gentleman for the this week's beautiful photo, just in time for Valentine's day. Friday Fictioneers is a weekly writing group, challenged write a 100-word … Continue reading Afterthought – Friday Fictioneers

Princess of the Lily – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing group challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her dedicated leadership and to Erin Leary for this week's beautiful photo. All are welcome to participate in the challenge. Please join in. Click this link for instructions.   Genre: Horror (100 words) Princess … Continue reading Princess of the Lily – Friday Fictioneers

Linger – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thank you to our lovely hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and to J. Hardy Carroll for this week's magical photo. All are welcome to join in the fun. Visit the Friday Fictioneers page for details. (100 words) Linger Mowed lawns … Continue reading Linger – Friday Fictioneers

Expect a Three-week Debrief

My sister said to me the other day, "I just want to know where Dad is." I still feel like I can call him and visit him down the street. He's definitely not there. I could consult religious texts about this question of where one goes after life. Heaven, I hope. With an online search, I … Continue reading Expect a Three-week Debrief

Regrets Begone

A good friend asked me, "Honestly, do you think you're the first person to have regrets after losing a loved one?" Of course, I'm not the only one. Regrets are universal and to be expected. Yet there is also the expectation and urging to let them go. I've returned to this regret stage many times … Continue reading Regrets Begone

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