FF: Cookie!!!

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY! GENRE: Fan Fiction/True Crime? WANTED: Short individual approximately 2’5″ in blue, fuzzy animal costume. Last seen driving away from Emmon’s Supermarket in a bright blue subcompact car full of packaged cookies. Suspected in connection with disappearance of all cookies from said store. Meanwhile….. Cookie Monster knows he has […]

Goodbye Organized Religion

Quick closure post to say that this time I mean it. My on and off again relationship with organized religion in general, I am switching to off. We can worship in small groups or in our homes and gardens and with people of so many different faith traditions. We do not need to bow to […]

FF: Leave the Light On

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY Not sure if I’ll be back,but leave the light on.When every other light goes dark…. she thinks of his parting words. She remembers stories: oil that never ran out, hopes too strong to be quenched by physics. Sometimes, she wakes from dreams of him and, for a second, […]

FPQ: The Audacity of Hope

Fandango’s Provocative Question #114 – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com) Do you think that there is any chance that the U.S. Congress will ever take decisive, bipartisan action to pass and enact nationwide common sense gun laws to try and stem the tide of mass shootings, or is the best that the American Congress will ever do is to […]

FF: Music of the Night

Click the Frog to Join the Party Everyone knows where to go: the cold iron gates upon the hill. Bone-cold letters shift as you watch, saying to Abandon hope, lasciate ogne speranza. The first peoples found it. They lined the path with stones. From dawn to dusk, a drummer sounds the way on her bodhran. […]

FF: Marry Me

Click the frog to join the party.  Don’t care what they say. This is between you and me. Let’s declare our Undying loveBefore the oceanIn front of friends and family and … everyone elseOn a beach, sand between our toes,Carefully cracking glass ceilings beneathour feet. Tiki torches stuck in the groundwhere they belong,can light paths […]

FF: Fantasy vs. Reality

In my dreams, an editor will read my precious story, a jewel of 2,000-ish words, filled with luxurious descriptions and a finely-honed plot. They will read it and think: this story is perfect. Any publication would be honored to receive and publish such an incredible story. Please, allow us to publish your work unedited, they […]

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 […]