Sharing my World – July 23, 2018

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing? Hmm... mazes and word searches. Everything else makes my four-letter word for what we use to see and a five-letter word for what two sticks make if they're lying horizontally and vertically on each other.... Continue Reading →


"SO WHAT DO you think about it?" Lizzie sits across from me, so excited she can barely sit still. I plaster on a smile and set her manuscript on the table between us. That was the problem with Lizzie; she believed in her work when a wiser person wouldn't. This was going to be rough.... Continue Reading →

Three Things

In honor of Friday 13th... and the awesome Three Things Challenge, here's a story. _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ BECKSHIRE HOUSE HAS since been destroyed, but its legend as one of the most haunted houses in America endures. One of the only people to survive a night in the house, Edward... Continue Reading →


MAGGIE, THE OSTENSIBLE leader of the Compassion Heart sorority, clapped her hands in a futile attempt to quiet the room. "Ladies! Ladies... let's get started. Please? Ladies!" Her exhortations went ignored; if anything, the room grew louder. Kate frowned and glanced at her phone. If this meeting didn't get started soon, she'd lose her reservation.... Continue Reading →


EDDIE WATCHED HIS stepfather struggle with lighting the model rocket's ignition. "Come on... come on... stupid thing." His stepfather looked over at him, an embarrassed grin on his face. "Stupid wick, right?" Eddie refrained from rolling his eyes. This was supposed to be a bonding experience. His mother wanted them to get along. Besides, his... Continue Reading →

A little FanFic

Every now and then I read a book, and I'm like, no, no, no. You missed it, author. It may seem like a criticism, but it's actually a compliment. It only happens for those books I like enough to get really into the story. Today's no, no no belongs to Holly Black's The Cruel Prince.... Continue Reading →


Notorious is one of my favorite movies. You got Nazis and nukes and South America and spies and Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman and a whole bunch of other stuff. Plus, it's Alfred Hitchcock. Watch it on Youtube now. _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ * _____ Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day Notorious adjective... Continue Reading →


Today's word is QUAIL. Not the noun. The verb. Quail verb | KWAIL 1 : to give way : falter 2 : to recoil in dread or terror : cower Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day - June 19, 2018


You know, I start the blog, I'm all Daily Posting, and then they get rid of it. Figures. Looks like it's up to my good friend, Merriam-Webster to help with the inspiration. *comes on stage and taps on microphone; winces at feedback* "Hello? Is this thing on?" *clears throat, scans crowd nervously* "Today's word is... Fustigate.... Continue Reading →

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