Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Friday, March 5, 2021

FROM 2013 -

THE OLD MAN’S CRAP There was no answer when she pushed the doorbell – Sam could hear it sounding inside. Aunt Addie had left him six weeks ago in the snit to end all snits. She moved in with her daughter Joyce after declaring this was it, she wasn’t putting up with the old man’s crap for one more... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

BLACK WIDOW

Jared Finlay first met his future mother-in-law at the wedding rehearsal. She wasn’t exactly cold to him, but he got the distinct impression Ariadne didn’t like him. She hugged her daughter, patted Alicia’s shoulder lovingly, but to Jared she extended a cool, rather listless hand. Until that very... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

FROM THE BIO FILE

KLAUS AT SEATTLE CENTRAL Seattle Central College is now a 4-year institution, but at the turn of the century 1999-2000 it was a community college in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Capitol Hill was the avant garde heart of the city, often compared to San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood as the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

PAUL VS THE THURSDAY MORNING WRITERS GROUP

The time Paul showed up at one of our Thursday morning writing sessions, the hair rose on the back of my neck. His wife Beth had attended a week earlier by herself. She took a seat at one side of the table. He slammed his notebook down directly opposite me at the other end of the conference table.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 1, 2021

FROM THE SHORT STORY FILE

The Vigil Marie slept best in the hours between two and five a.m., curled on her right side. That was when Victor would settle in to spoon her, his left arm over her protectively. Sometimes he closed his eyes and remembered how it was when the only thing that kept either of them awake was the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

IF YOU COULD BE...

If you could be a giraffe, would you want to? It might be interesting to be above the regular critters, nibbling on new leaves, observing the anteaters and the muskrats but above their territorial squabbles and petty problems. Or maybe you'd prefer to be a sleek leopard, moving like a shadow through... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

DAYS OF OUR BACKYARD SQUIRRELS

Some time ago I started a daily paragraph on FB under the title shown above. It was silliness, loosely based on soap opera-style storytelling, just a little somethin' to avoid writing about politics, Covid and all the BS everyone is so sick & tired of. Strangely, it seemed to develop an itty-bitty... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 26, 2021

SOMETHING FROM THE FILE

DOORWAYS After Jude was certain she was under the portico, he pulled away, leaving Audrey standing between two of the Roman columns. He’d be back as soon as he parked the car. Audrey smiled and moved toward the doorway, wide glass French doors, the kind you’d find at a nice country hotel. A little... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

PROJECT FOR THE DAY

My sewing machine has sat on a shelf in the junk room (back bedroom) for over a year now, except for that one day when I mended a zipper for a couch cushion for my son. Today I've decided to finally get at a small project. I love sweat shirts for their comfort and coziness - I like big baggy ones... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Another short story from the file

Word on the Street You say you work for the Morning Telegraph? Sure, I got a minute, the lunch rush don’t start for half an hour. Can I warm up your coffee? So what brings a big city reporter to this neck o’ the woods? Oh, that. Sure, I know Mel Evans. Lived around here all his life. Everbody at... Sign in to see full entry.

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