Tag Archives: humor

FIRST PERSON, PRESENT, TENSE

No. The commas are in the right place. I’m here. Alone. Now. And this is a tense moment. While I’m staring down at the narrow, dirt trail and maneuvering a mine field of rocks, roots, stone outcroppings, AND an occasional hilltop inhabitant catching a few rays I’m … Continue reading

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CURIOUS INCIDENT WITH MY DOGS IN THE DAYTIME

On the heels of National Dog Day I’d like to shared this update on a former post: The disgruntled residents of Tibroningham may rest easier tonight knowing that Self Appointed Pooper-scooper Sherri M. is hard at work making our world a cleaner place to live. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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FIFTEEN YEARS A SLAVE

It’s 5:10 a.m. The race is on. Who will be the first to announce the dawn of a new day? Mother Nature slashing a blaze of dazzling light across the horizon just before she catapults that blinding orb into the sky? No. She’s not scheduled to wake up for … Continue reading

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HECK HATH NO FURY LIKE MS. MUFFET SCORNED

I invite you to read my submission for Susanna Leonard Hill’s  March Madness Writing Contest The Challenge: Write a children’s story, in poetry or prose, maximum 400 words, that is a fractured fairy tale. Feel free to add a theme of spring, or mix … Continue reading

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THE CLASH OF TWO CHALLENGES

Liesl wielded the cumbersome wand over the ancient cauldron with the agility of a lumberjack felling a sapling. Dwarfed by the knotted rod’s size, it was obvious why the young girl’s name had been first shortened to little Elisabeth, then … Continue reading

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HALLOWE’EN HAUNT

T’is the eve before November first, The night vampires rise to quench their thirst. T’is the time men are shackled to walls and beds for fear the moonlight will burst their threads transforming them into

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A SIX WORD MEMOIR

I LEAPED – I SLEPT – Dang! Intercept. In response to the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge: Reel Talk

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