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 […]

FF: Land of the Free

I prepare for my second Covid shot tomorrow. In two short weeks, freedom beckons. Here’s what I love about this country: the diversity of people and places, of languages and thought. For all our flaws, for all my flaws, I am blessed. I can make a mental travel list without worrying (too much) about gas […]

Free Will

Today, I’m closing out the week thinking about free will and boundaries. We need both. Sometimes it is great to imaginatively wander. What is even better, though, is to return home, to the place I know, with my two cats who love their snuggle provider. Reality is, as the saying goes, still the only place […]

Non-serious advice

When I’m in a bit of a mood, and I kind of want to punch something but I know the only thing that will hurt is my fist, I turn to XKCD for consolation and laughs. Right now, I’m thinking about those “laugh so you don’t cry” moments and things we wish were true but […]

FF: Creative Non-fiction

Culture shock for a 15-year-old girl meeting her grandparents for the first time. Delicious, home-cooked meals and fresh mangos. A house in sunny Oahu. Flip-flops indoors to keep floors clean. Baths are gross, washing in your own dirt. We’re Okinawan Japanese, meaning: not stuck-up. Then, we’re rushed home by an angry mother. Because, my grandparents […]

Book Escapism

In her hands she holds a book with a silk cover, dark purple and glittering. Sitting down in a quiet cove, the story drifts to a new world, a place of starry skies. The story connects me to a memory: camping in a quiet world, no Internet, no pressures, just me and my imagination. In […]

Ideal Future

This week, I’m going to stream-of-consciousness dream world type stuff. No one else in it, not because I want to live forever alone, but so as not to presume anyone else would want my fantasy too. Of course, every fantasy – for me – has to start in a library. Come on in, and pull […]