Jungle Gym Kinda Days

My days are like climbing a jungle gym. I might fall if I don’t grasp the bar firmly. Searching for balance as of late has been an ongoing mission. I realize life will never be in perfect balance, though some days may feel that way, most will not. Yesterday I had my toddler run away... Continue Reading →

Preserving Peas for Next Year

This is the first year I'm attempting to save dried peas for next planting season. The process has been easy. I simply left some pods on the vine and let them dry in the hotter summer sun. When I ripped the plants out of the ground to put in a more seasonal summer crop, I... Continue Reading →

Crow’s Feet: Micro Fiction (483 words)

The mirror lied. Her spirit identified as a woman half her current age, and at forty-two the vision of herself balanced between unfair and not so bad. Her smile edged by wrinkles showed how often she laughed. Brown curly hair frizzed out beyond control, even after another product failed to save the day. Maybe her... Continue Reading →

Cafe Lizard: Flash Fiction Ghost Story

It was a hot summer. Rust-colored rocks and dirt met dark green cactuses and brush. Sal’s staff enjoyed the lull in customers and prepared for dinner “Cheryl, get over here and look at this!” Beth waved the fellow waitress over and pulled a scarf from her head, letting curly white hair spring free. “What is... Continue Reading →

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