IWSG: Write What You LOVE

This is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day, the day when all of us insecure writers get together and talk about writing. Thanks to this month’s co-hosts: Sarah – The Faux Fountain Pen Jacqui Murray, Chemist Ken, Victoria Marie Lees, Natalie Aguirre, and JQ Rose! March 3 (optional) question – Everyone has a favorite genre or […]

FF: Some Instruction Required

CLICK THE FROG TO ADD YOUR STORY Sophia had never gardened before, but how hard could it be? So, she bought a toy rosebush with gorgeous pink florets and planted it. For a few years, the tiny bush grew, until one year it stopped flowering for no reason. Furious at being cheated, Sophia sliced the […]

FF: Bury the Dead

Click to join the ranks.  Presumed dead. Charlotte stares at the words. Now she is free to remarry, free to collect the insurance, to move on. “You did the right thing, mom. Dad would want you to do this, to move on.” One way or another, that is probably true. The chance that he will […]

Spiritual Reflection: time off for Lent

A quick FYI. I promised to write spiritual reflections every day. I have prayerfully decided I am taking a much-needed break for Lent, to spend some much-needed time alone with the Big Guys. Prayers and deep down love to everyone who reads this – and to all those who don’t as well. Cuz I’m an […]

FF: End of Line

//StartPleaseRead Dear <username>, You are now in the “God room.” By now you know the (old/default) rules. Every year someone gets chosen from the general populace to maintain the mostly-automated simulation where we live. When you’re done, you return with no memory of being here. You’ll find a module on Station 9, Routine B-12 called […]

Well Played, James S.A. Corey

I once read an article in The Atlantic about this guy who decided to leave the Roman Catholic Church. He pointed out that no one cared he was leaving the Church – for real this time. No one cares. Similarly, I know that no one cares that I’m (probably) leaving the Roman Catholic Church later […]

FF: Pandemic Problems

Click Gollum to Join the fun. (He’s neither blue nor a frog  )  Days of endless monotony stretch into a seemingly endless horizon. When will this end? Scott turns to his wife, Julia. She is reading yet another book, sitting by the living room table. Soft white lights shed a cool glow on the wood-paneled living […]