This morning I picked another zucchini from the garden that was longer than my kitchen knife, and there’s another on the plant that will be there in another day or two. With more rains to come, there are soon going to be more zucchinis to pick, and that means one thing: zucchini bread! My fiancé … More Zucchini Season!
From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt “The Mysterious Call” The shrill ring of the phone jars me awake, but not so much that I don’t fumble for my phone on the nightstand. “‘llow?” I mumble. I can hear a great deal of commotion on the other end of the line, and a muffled voice … More Domestic Disturbance
From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt “Doomed Love” The bustle of the city streets was almost comforting as I was easily able to lose myself in the crowd and numbly go about my commute. Five blocks from my flat to the subway, across town then three blocks to my office. The daily grind was … More Haunting Memory
Every time I think I’m doing well with my health goals, something seems to happen. I’m not sure if I think I’m doing better than I actually am, or if it’s just Murphy getting his sadistic revenge by sabotaging my progress. Either way, there are setbacks that I have to get over on my journey….one … More The Hills on the Road to Health
There’s a small little annual gathering in Shippensburg that we went off to this morning: The Solstice Festival. They hold it at the township park, and I would describe it as an arts festival. There were photographers, painters, blown glass, and even one artist with metal sculptures. There were also a couple food vendors, of … More 2015 Solstice Festival
This week (the last couple, actually) have brought us some really good rain. After so long in the desert it’s hard for me to argue with any rain at all. I love it. The smell, the light shows, the way the Earth rejuvenates following the storms. It also really helps the garden to take off. … More Summer Rains
Dylan has never liked tomatoes. Ever (so far as I know). So he’s obviously less-than-enthused with my tomato plants in the garden, though he will, every once in a while, put up with me dragging him over to look at how tall they’re getting and point out all the little fruits starting to grow once … More Search Engines, Lost Friends, and Tomatoes
The official start of summer is only about a week away, but it’s already been feeling like it. One of the best tings being that the garden it really going strong. Our plants are taking off. The limas are climbing, the zucchinis have already been producing, and even the cherry tree has joined in this … More Growing Like A….Tomato?
This was based on the Writer’s Digest Creative writing prompt “From Random Page to Story” which was to open a book, magazine, or (in my case) newspaper to a random page and start a story with the first line on the page and end the story with the last line at the bottom of the … More Signed: Anonymous
From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt “Rude Awakening” “Get up. That’s right you, with the face. Get up!” A kick to my ribs punctuates the demand, dragging me back into the world from the black abyss of unconsciousness. The very blurry world. I blink several times, trying to clear my vision as my mind … More Bombs Away!