Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

In order to celebrate Leap Day, I have wrote four 29-word stories.  Tell me what you think. 


He scraped the sides. 

“More!” he demanded. 

The hag snatched the bowl away.  “We eat when they’re ready.  Not before.  You must wait four years. 

He just growled. 

Wise Choices

“You get one wish.”


                He nodded.  “Alas, you must live with the results of your desires.” 

                She pondered.  “No, thanks.”

                She closed the top of the oil lamp. 


                The alarm rings, but I’m sleeping.  I continue my dream.   

                The sound blares. 

                “Josh?”   My voice swims with slumber.  A cold pillow gives me no answers. 

Then I remember. 

Second Chances

The man’s old, but he hasn’t always been.  He remembers vaguely how to be young.

She stands before him now—her hair, her smell. 

He is young once again.

Monday, February 27, 2012

hit send and get your writing life back

Getting back into the game never felt so good.  I e-mailed three submissions tonight.  I didn't want to.  Then I thought to myself ....There is someone out there who is submitting their work at this very second. 

 That's all the incouragment I needed.

2012 Countdown
Stories Published: -
Stories written: 2
Stories submitted: 83
Stories rejected: 13

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Buying for my Kindle

Support literary journals! 

I wish I could shout this from  the rooftops.  The only way authors will ever have a chance to publish our writing is if we continue to support the places where our words get published.  That said, I purchased subscriptions to One Story and The First Line tonight.  They were cost-effective because I purchased them for my Kindle.  Neither one was over a $1.50.  The other pluses to having them on my kindle is that (one) I will never misplace them and (two) I will never have to find a place to store them. 

I'm off to read in bed.  And, as you can see, because I am posting to my blog... I am home!  My family member is out of the hospital after 17 days, plus the five days or so I stayed at their home after they were released. So I am going to my OWN bed to read.  It feels great to be getting back to my home and to my routine.  I haven't started writing yet, but that will come. 


Monday, February 13, 2012


Just to inform my readers, I have been out of the writing game since January 31st.  A family member had a tragic accident.  Although they will make a full recovery, I have become a full time care giver to another relative.  I have not disappeared!  I should return to my semi-normal writing schedule sometime in mid to late March.  Thank you for all your support and love. 

Until then, please write as much as you can.  You never know when life will interrupt your goals!