The Doctor is “In” – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for a 100-word story, brought to you by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, our wonderful host for Friday Fictioneers. Each week, we are challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thanks to J. Hardy Carroll for this week's photo. All are welcome to participate. Give it a try. (100 words) The Doctor … Continue reading The Doctor is “In” – Friday Fictioneers

Chateau de Longing – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing group. The challenge is to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to C.E. Ayr for the this week's photo. If you would like to participate, follow this link for instructions. All are welcome. My story has … Continue reading Chateau de Longing – 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”

The Power of Stillness

Lizards are masters. Snakes are pros. Cats are champions at it too… when they’re asleep. What do they have in common? They all can be exceptionally still. Humans? Not so much. We need to work at it a little harder. Stillness doesn’t seem to be in our genes. Rather, we seem programmed to do more; to work … Continue reading The Power of Stillness

The Myth of Multitasking

Multitasking is a catch-all word that signifies success, adaptability and, above all, is a common descriptor on job applicants' resumes. Friends, do you want the truth? Our brains don't like to multitask. In fact, they reject it. They're simply not wired to behave in such a manner.  Research shows that humans can only think about … Continue reading The Myth of Multitasking

Maze Rumors – Friday Fictioneers

 Maze Rumors Phillip clutched the sealed envelope, his summons to complete the maze. Except for the fog swirling around, it was a straight shot. "You do so at your peril," said one. "You'll disappear," rumored another. None of this tiptoeing through the garden tulips. He ran for it; grubby, little hands snatched at his ankles, and they … Continue reading Maze Rumors – Friday Fictioneers

Slipping – Guest Post

I am guest posting today over at Adam’s blog, The Dependent Independent. Please head on over and join me for a poem. Thank you!

The Dependent Independent

I was honored by Adam’s request to guest post with a poem. I don’t write poetry too often, but I like the challenge. Here, I have attempted to write in the Italian terzanelle form (with only slight cheating). I hope you enjoy it. Thank you.  – Amy from The Bumble Files



Where there’s light, there’s dark—
in the middle toils a tangled mind,
slipping, hiding, gasping,

Will I ever be enough?
Slipping away inside her head,
in the middle toils a tangled mind.

White, chalky tablets fill her hand,
her bright smile hides her dull eyes.
Slipping away inside of her head,

strength enough for everyone except herself,
Christmas baskets clog the decor.
Her bright smile hides her dull eyes,

pills distill antiseptic smells,
its rotting memories no one claims.
Christmas baskets clog the decor,

but no one says anything.
Where there’s light, there’s dark
lurking, wrestling with grace,
slipping, falling, grasping.


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