Fall Favorites

Writing Challenge: September 15, 2018 Prompt: What are some of the best things about fall? The Food: Warm, creamy soups, and heaty, hot meats. Delicious, filling vegetables. Crisp apples, sweet pears, and tart cranberries. Delicious, fragrant spices, sweet, chewy treats, hearty and enriching holiday meats, breads, and side-dishes. The colors: Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, sand, … Continue reading Fall Favorites

Taste of Autumn

Writing Challenge: September 17, 2018 Prompt: What does Autumn taste like? Autumn has all the best foods. The flavors, the taste: warm, hearty, sweet, and spicy. The season tastes like cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted brown sugar. It tastes like roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and hot vegetables. It tastes like fresh-baked yeast, hot, steaming starch, and … Continue reading Taste of Autumn

It Didn’t Start With You

Writing Challenge: September 11, 2018 Prompt: write something inspired by the sentence: "It didn't start with you."   It didn’t start with you. I loved you like an obsession. I believed that my devotion, my determination would pull us through. No matter how you hurt me, betrayed me, abused me- I forgave, I forgot, I … Continue reading It Didn’t Start With You

I Didn’t Miss Him

Writing Challenge: September 10, 2018 Prompt: "In the end I didn't miss him, I missed the memories from before"   In the end, I didn’t miss him- not in the way everyone thought I did anyway. I didn't miss him, but I missed feeling secure. I missed feeling carefree. I missed feeling that my life … Continue reading I Didn’t Miss Him

Grandma’s Hands

Writing Challenge: Sept 5, 2018 Prompt: Write about the hands of someone you love. She’s always worn several rings, at least she has for as long as I can remember. There was her wedding band: small diamonds set in gold, and her child-rings featuring a gemstone representing each month one of us grandchildren were born. … Continue reading Grandma’s Hands

We’re Not Twins

Writing Challenge: September 3, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by the line: "No, we're not twins". 10 months and 2 days- we had that line memorized from near infancy. Whenever my Mom would take us out we were inevitably asked if we were twins. This frequent question was likely exacerbated by my mother’s tendency to … Continue reading We’re Not Twins

Greatest Fear and Fatal Flaw

Writing Challenge: Sept 2, 2018 Prompt: What is your greatest fear?   I fear loneliness- but I fear dependency more. Each fear feeds the other.   I fear becoming too attached on someone who will leave. I fear relying on those who will find me a burden. I even fear that my fear causes me … Continue reading Greatest Fear and Fatal Flaw

My Personal Motto

Writing Challenge: August 31, 2018 Prompt: Write your best life advice in 4 words or less.   Always get back up. You may jump up right away, or you may need some time- but always get back up. You may have to start out sitting up, then kneeling, then bending, then finally standing- but you … Continue reading My Personal Motto

Taste of Blue

Writing Challenge: August 29, 2018 Prompt: What does blue taste like? Blue tastes sweet- artificially so. A color not occurring naturally in any food humans eat (not even in blueberries which are actually purple). Our attempts to dye our foods this color has caused up to become heavy-handed with the sugars. The color of the … Continue reading Taste of Blue

Dating Rules

*I've posted this before, but this is really important so I'm posting it again. The first 3 rules are about safety, the last is just about manners* Writing Challenge: August 27, 2018 Prompt: what are your most important rules when you go out on dates? My 4 Dating Rules: For the first 3 dates, be … Continue reading Dating Rules