baggage

He tells me everyone has baggage. I am no exception.  I don't have the 5-piece matching set with little rolling wheels (I always have jokes), but I have some none-the-less. I imagine us all - commuting, walking, or hanging out with our collection of carry-ons, carryalls, and that 5-piece matching set.  Invisible luggage clogging up … Continue reading baggage

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parallels

There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels

Two tickets to paradise

For the first time in over two years, I'm going on a real vacation.  I'm excited, but I'm also really nervous... Excited because, well, who isn't excited to have a vacation from the every day grind of work (and school, for me) and responsibility? Nervous because...I'm not traveling alone.  It's the first time in over … Continue reading Two tickets to paradise

Flash Fiction – Time’s Echo

I have a collection of notebooks that I've scribbled in over the years.  Some of it is just silliness, but other pieces are surprisingly okay.  Here's a  piece of flash fiction I wrote awhile ago and later updated. As I've said before, there are some things (and some people), you never stop writing about.  Some of … Continue reading Flash Fiction – Time’s Echo

Summer Music Series VI

Alright, alright.  Summer is almost over, but not quite yet.  Some kids may have started school (my grad school classes are going into their 3rd week, ugh), but everyone knows that summer is not officially over until the last night of Labor Day weekend. So let's go on a drive, crew.  It's still warm enough … Continue reading Summer Music Series VI

Packs, support groups, beta readers, and drinking buddies

(The importance of finding your own "writer's pack.") I began my writing journey when I was in the fourth grade and teachers would assign writing exercises  - you remember, don't you? The ones where they give you a topic, like going to the moon, and you got to fill in all of the blanks?   Oh, after just … Continue reading Packs, support groups, beta readers, and drinking buddies

R is for Rubes – A to Z (WR)

For the A to Z challenge, I've been examining different types of characters from books, movies, and television. Perhaps one of the most endearing aspects of reading about a character is seeing a little bit of yourself or someone you care about within them.  It's not a Mary Sue for the reader, but in many … Continue reading R is for Rubes – A to Z (WR)