The Swamp of Inspiration

I happened to be swimming alone the other day. Actually, there were other people in the pool, but none of them were my close friends so I kept doing my “laps” and thinking about all kinds of stuff. One lady said something about a woman who kicked her husband out for reasons. My mind jumped into story mode. What if a man found out his wife had kicked him out due to gossip going around town? He goes to work in the morning, and a coworker gives him condolences. Continue reading “The Swamp of Inspiration”

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Honeyville

My husband and I call each other “Honey” whenever we want to catch the other’s attention. I have often addressed emails or cards to Honey from Honey. We’re also heavily into bees due to our happy glowy-box friends, some of whom we have actually met in person, from the You Suck at Craigslist blog, now on hiatus. May bees be upon you is a group blessing. Continue reading “Honeyville”

The Stupids

If I were a heroine, I would walk gracefully into a room, greet everyone with a smile, settle on the sofa next to someone interesting, then proceed to join the conversation already in progress. Everyone would be delighted by my intelligence and my humor. Someone would lean over and ask me where I purchased that beautiful dress, to which I would reply I had made it myself. My hair is also perfect and my shoes high fashion. Continue reading “The Stupids”

Porn Rock Star

The joy of writing about sex occurred to me many years ago when I started writing fan fiction. I didn’t get into Slash Fiction, but I wrote some pretty steamy scenes with my characters and the characters from the various TV shows. Believe it or not, I started with a show about World War II and I was so innocent that just showing the characters in bed seemed overtly sexual. Note to younger self: You ain’t written nothing yet! Continue reading “Porn Rock Star”

Obsession with Dogs

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my terrier mix rescued dog, Tilda? She’s goofy, loyal, stubborn, always shedding, slobbers when she gets excited, wants to kill two particular dogs in our neighborhood, and loves to give me The Look when someone else is petting her. As a low-self-esteem person about my writing, having this loyal and warm and loving dog who misses me if I am gone for more than 5 minutes keeps me grounded and happy. Continue reading “Obsession with Dogs”

February Word of the Month — Plague

This flu season has been one of the worst in memory with a higher death rate than we have come to expect in modern medical times. Everyone, pretty much, has had the flu or a cold that won’t go away. Some people got their flu shots and still got sick. I think we are the lucky ones because having the flu shot probably made the case of flu we suffered much less dangerous than if we hadn’t been inoculated. Continue reading “February Word of the Month — Plague”