The Artist’s Way Invitation

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a 12 week program to unblock your creative self. The subtitle of the book that contains it all, calls it a “spiritual path to higher creativity.” I started it last year, but, life got in the way, and I never finished it. I loved it and felt its […]

#FlashFiction – How To Run While Falling

“Listen to the goat,” Valerie said, “it will change your life.” In middle school it was fun to be best friends with the astrology expert. By the end of seventh grade Valerie had done the charts of every girl in our class. She had even predicted more than half of our dates to the eighth […]

Last Lines

This week’s flash fiction prompt from Chuck Wendig is so short one can almost misconstrue it as easy. Here it is: Your task this week is simple: I want you to come up with a single sentence. Just one. No more than thirteen words long. That’s it? I thought initially, until I started to really […]

#FlashFiction: After the Rain

  The rain stops, I wait for the song. It’s around noon, so there’s a chance it’s coming no matter what Mama says. She doesn’t believe in the music, but she can’t hear the way I do, just like I can’t see the way she does. She’ll be coming any minute to say we need […]

What I Was And What I Am Not Anymore

Past tense carries so much weight these days. I was pregnant. Can you read between the lines there? Do you see what I am telling you now? I am not pregnant. This is not the grand announcement I was hoping to make. This ordinary declaration lacks the celebration I was looking so forward to sharing […]

Nobody worked harder than me…

“Nobody worked harder than me today.” – Saul Blinkoff There was a time in my life when I felt I could honestly say this same statement aloud without any judgement against those others who didn’t work as hard, and without any complaints about the insane amount of work I had been doing. That time was […]