Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Happy hump day, everyone!  In keeping with the current, surreal version of “normal,” I wondered what my characters might think about social isolation.  I’ve had a lot of characters.  The one who “spoke” loudest about the topic is Birdie Devovo, heroine of Brother Love — a Crossroad. You see, Birdie experienced more … More Wednesday Writing — Characters & Social Isolation

Brother Love — A Note

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 I haven’t been sure whether it was close or far — the end of this story.  It seemed like it was both at once.  However, that’s been part of “Brother Love” from the beginning, things not being as they appear, or seeming more than one thing at once. I didn’t know … More Brother Love — A Note

Dan’s Doors for Brother Love

Originally posted on No Facilities:
The details in this house are amazing. I’m not sure it fits in Mississippi, but I do like it. Two weeks ago, I included a sad little house in the gallery of doors. I’ve been looking for a house for Teagan’s story that fits her general concept for Birdie Devovo’s…

Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Happy May Day, my chuckaboos!  I hope your month is off to a pos-i-lutely fabulous start.  I continue to settle into my high desert cottage, painting walls, pulling weeds, and generally getting adjusted. (The weed pulling led to a bad allergic reaction that I’m still trying to get over…  I’m looking a lot … More Jazz Age Wednesday or Hidebound Hump Day — What’s going on?

All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Saturday, April 27, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone! It seems like such a long time since I did an “interactive” serial with reader participation.  Well, I’m finally back with a new spontaneously written, pantser story done in my “Three Things” way of writing.  I’m delighted to bring you the first installment today! Blogger Dan Antion collaborates with me … More All New Serial: Brother Love — 1 A House at the Crossroads

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Happy weekend, everyone!  I’m still settling in at my new digs in the Land of Enchantment, painting the walls, putting furniture together, and generally keeping every muscle in my body sore.  Crystal the cat seems to have made the adjustment. A few nights I’ve heard her making a midnight romp, and this … More Coming Soon!

A Bloomin’ Barn

Saturday, December 8, 2018 When I was ready to publish Atonement in Bloom, blogger extraordinaire Dan Antion did the first ever (as far as we know) fictional Thursday Doors post.  He used doors and buildings from his part of the country that made him think of my quirky fantasy town in Tennessee.  Recently, with the photos Dan … More A Bloomin’ Barn

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 4 (2016 Rerun Conclusion)

Image courtesy of Chris Graham      Welcome, one and all — to this re-run of last year’s Get Caught Reading mini-series.  Without further ado, here’s the conclusion! *** It’s been fun participating in Get Caught Reading Month.  I hope my zany and bizarre story encouraged people of all ages to read.  Last week my real-world schedule … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 4 (2016 Rerun Conclusion)

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 3 (2016 Rerun)

  Hello everyone.  Welcome back to my rerun of last year’s mini-series, in support of Get Caught Reading Month.  It’s about the escapades of our intrepid band of bloggers and their pets.  Who could resist those fur babies?   If you were here last year, I’m delighted that you’ve stuck with me.  If this is new … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 3 (2016 Rerun)

Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 2 (2016 Rerun)

#GetCaughtReadingMonth Hello everyone.  As you may have noticed I’m rerunning last year’s mini-series.  It’s about the escapades of our intrepid band of bloggers and their pets.  That was how I participated in Get Caught Reading Month.  After May I’ll get back to my usual posting schedule. This when I’m not working at my “real” job, … More Get Caught Reading — The Sign of the Ape 2 (2016 Rerun)

Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Great news everyone — we have another guest!  Dan Antion at No Facilities agreed to be my next co-conspirator collaborator.  This post is already live at his blog for his One-Liner Wednesday feature.  So I’m handing things over to Dan to explain.  (I also think he should consider a career change to TV announcer.  He gave me such a … More Pip & Pancakes with Dan

Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32

Word of the Day Often I think I should have a word of the day.  Once I bought a desk calendar of them, but it turned out to be words that none of us would sensibly use under any circumstance, professional, playfully, or otherwise. I haven’t come up with a viable way to give myself a word of … More Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 32