FF: Trains in Heaven

 “That answers one question.” “What is that, dear?” asks the kind-eyed, matronly woman seated closest to me. We’re cozy in comfy chairs, watching the worlds speed by outside. “I always wondered if there would be trains in heaven, to get us from place to place.” “How could there not be?” she asks. I smile, close […]

FF: You Are Seen

From the day you were born, I’ve watched you and known you. I was there for the “pink phase” and the “death metal phase” and the phase you told us wasn’t a phase, the one where you “came out” as gay. That was confusing to us because – but you like boys. You always liked […]

IWSG: Drawing the Line

My IWSG post for October, because – yowza – it is October already, isn’t it? Thanks to this month’s awesome cohosts: Jemima Pett, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard! October 6 question – In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language? I tend to shy away from gratuitous […]

FF: Free At Last

Like a bird breaking free from its cage, like waves crashing past the breakers, I hop into my ’99 Chevy. It is mint green and all mine. It’s my first road trip. Skies are clear. I have money and a pop-up tent and plenty of snacks. No plans required. Just my Road Atlas and imagination […]

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. […]