FF: True Story

Click Frog to Join the Fun Sitting in the front yard, she smiles at the child staring wide-eyed. “But you got the bad guy, right?” “Yep. I got a sprained ankle, but he gets life in prison.” Her husband arrives with iced tea as the children leave. “Telling tales again?” “Would I do that?” “Hmph. […]

Keeping Things Interesting

The main thing on my mind this week, personally, is that Team Dawn won the 4thewords tournament this November. Every November, we have a major writing event to celebrate NaNoWriMo. This year, we had a tournament – and the other side won. Twice. I lost. Twice. And it was glorious. Of course, the other thing […]

A Million Reasons

This week, I’m doing a lot of writing. Things for my NaNoWriMo characters are not going well. Meanwhile, as often happens when I’m trying to write, I let myself get distracted by – whatever. Funny Facebook posts. The news. This A2A (Asked to Answer) on Quora. In my defense, it was an interesting distraction – […]

FF: Deep Questions

CLICK THE FROG! Maybe there is an invisible consciousness that watches us all, and if so – deep question: what would such a being want? A light flicks on, and Carly jumps in surprise. The studio apartment she shares with Phil comes into sharp relief. There’s an empty mug next to her chair. “You have […]

Writing Woes

Total confession: I’m having trouble with my narrative right now. Here’s why. I need to write a war scene. It’s important. I hate war scenes. Seriously, why can’t we all just get along? I’m self-medicating with iced caramel coffee, almond Danish, and lots of very unnecessary time on Facebook. Trying to write this scene is […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

FF: Too Soon?

CLICK FOR FUN! Mary stared out the window at the neighbor’s lawn decorations, at the giant Santa along with the giant bunny and a row of four-leaf clovers. “This is getting ridiculous now. It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.” Pete, her husband, continued reading the paper. “Do the Grover’s have their Christmas decorations out early again?” “Much worse. […]

Blessed Veterans Day

Thank you to all those who have served, to those who made it back, those who didn’t, and those who came back forever changed. Thank you to all who chose to put the needs of others ahead of their own. Thank you for your service. Prayers for a world where we treat all of our […]

Everyday Mystics

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo. This happens every year. For the next few weeks, my spiritual world will be consumed by the novel I am writing. The lines will get blurry between “fantasy” and “reality”. I know the difference, but my emotions don’t. As it should be. Right now, I’m working on my 2020 […]

FF: After the Party

Click me! Click me!  When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have […]