FF: Thin Ice

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Thin Ice I never quite knew what to say to you or you to me. We spent a lot of time trying to be polite, messing up, getting angry, no idea why. One day, you were having a bad day, and I was too. We both […]

IWSG: Controlled Chaos

Optional, August 4 IWSG question – What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why? True confession: I don’t read writing craft books more than once. There have only been a very […]

FF: After the Party

After the Party 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 met?)I […]

FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

I have never been so honest with anyone. It was healing, it was cleansing, to know that acceptance. The lunchroom was crowded that day, kids laughing and shouting and talking. I went to sit at the empty spot at the table. You ignored me. You talked to everyone at the table but me. The next […]

IWSG: Nothing, Really

This month’s optional question: What would make you quit writing? I’m having an interesting time in life, one of those transition points. Summer is here. No more mask requirements where I live. Travel is cautiously allowed. I get to go see the people I want to see from time to time, in small doses. I’m […]

FF: Camouflage

Her little brother Tee was the worst ever at hide and seek. He was also the most adorable ever. For a whole minute, Lara pretended to search the yard for him, while he tried to “hide” next to the lawnmower. Wearing green, with a few fresh branches strewn across his legs, Tee repressed a giggle. […]

FF: Put a Straw in It

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Put a Straw in It When the giant coconut appeared in central L.A., many people thought it was a prank. No one could find a way inside. The government tried to cordon off the immediate area, but locals found ways to sneak in. One intrepid local […]

FF: Out of Control

I thought I had it all under control. I had a great job, a great life, everything. Yeah, there were some issues, but nothing to worry about. Then, the accident happened and everything unraveled. Suddenly, everyone knew the truth: that I killed someone, and that I was high when it happened. Now, I know, I […]

IWSG: Feeling Called Out

June 2 question – For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your belt? Ugh, I am feeling called out by the June 2nd question. In April, I started working on a project I’ve been working […]

FF: Alone, but Not

CLICK FROG TO JOIN “Yes, well here’s what I want to do,” Diana said, cutting off the discussion. She was going to the beach, and she was going to have fun. Her friends stopped arguing to turn to her: Rebekah twelve and Riley thirteen. “That sounds like a great idea,” Rebekah said. Sometimes, all it […]