This Space for Writing Messages

to the one you love each stop of the journey just to let them know 5 minutes till the next leg many more until the next stop the next missive missing See you in the next letter. you are moving ever toward returning home or never.   Tuesday, April 29, 1941 Had a card from…

April A-Z: Divvying and Dreaming

This past March was tense and difficult.  The 11th was Babu’s birthday but instead of her, we had a job.  Adam’s uncle, Tony, came from Tennessee and helped to start the process of doling out things that were hers and now theirs.  You can imagine how that can go.  At some point one night during…

April A-Z: Absence

… This is having no reason to keep 480 packets of Polident. (We were unable to throw it out.) An empty room. (Filling with boxes to be sent.  This one to Tennessee, this one just down the street.) 2:00 comes (routine, routine, routine) and there’s nothing to do. We have started to fill our time…

Sunday Share: Not Your Typical Daisy

This Sunday I’m sharing something a little darker.  I ran across a blog by a writer doing amazing and amazingly creative things.  She is CL Muller at Daydreaming With Ink and Paper and she writes Fantasy, Dystopia, and Science Fiction.  A little known fact about me is how much I love all of these genres yet I…

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Hightail

Here is the Alphabet Haiku Challenge for “H” hosted by Dark Side of the Moon.   Handsome hummingbird Hastily hovers – hightails! Hence hurried heartbeat.

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Green

This is so fun!  Thank you for the challenge, Dark Side of the Moon. Growing garden – Grow! Glean great green.  Grow, garden, grow! Gah!  Gnats!

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Final

I have not forgotten about the Alphabet Haiku Challenge hosted by Dark Side of the Moon!  Here is my “F:”   Feline fur, feathers flying,…falling…fallen.  Foe foiled -final feat.

Sunday Share: Sonnets and So Much More

Not many people write sonnets any more and even less write them well.  At the blog Andy Maudling Writes you will get exactly that, great writing. Here is a little taste: In Line Sunday Sonnet We evolve to understand ourselves, To know we know much less. Like books, we sit in line on shelves; Each spine becomes…

Sunday Share: Alphabet Haiku and a Photo Challenge

I got wrapped up in challenges this month.  I wasn’t looking for any, I swear!  But first came around Alphabet Haiku.  Did you know that Haiku was originally, and still should be if it’s not, considered a form of meditation?  I wrote one just for fun and then I saw that I could do it! …

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Dank

Dark Side of the Moon‘s Alphabet Haiku Challenge for “D.” Dawning dark, dreary dangerous downfall disrupts Drops drumming, drumming.

Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Conflict

I am loving this!  The Alphabet Haiku Challenge hosted by Dark Side of the Moon. Here is the letter “C” Cuthbert, cat-“Cuthie” clashes, claws-clawed-conflict! Cured. Curls…catatonic.