Sixth Stage

Eve sat alone looking around her empty house. It was deafeningly quiet. In the year since her husband died, it had been a whirlwind of must dos. She went through every stage they say and busily performed all the never-ending diligence tasks to punctuate the paperwork end of someone’s life. Now she confronted the last stage—toContinue reading “Sixth Stage”

What is Emotional Bullying?

Most people agree a bully is someone who physically assaults another by pushing, hitting, punching, grabbing, knocking books out of hands, stuffing someone into a locker or a dumpster, sticking a head into a toilet, etc. But physical bullying is not the only brand of terror; emotional bullying often leaves as many and deeper scars,Continue reading “What is Emotional Bullying?”

Scramble

I saw a pile of Scrabble tiles in a Facebook picture recently on my 5 minute social media break, otherwise known as my bathroom break, and thought, what if you could turn up the tiles you wanted in life, instead of the random ones you pull out of the bag. If you have you everContinue reading “Scramble”

Steps

There are step programs for everything in life today to cure what physically or mentally ails you. After all, you have to take one step at a time to get anywhere. But despite all the dead spouse support group jargon absorbed and subsequently regurgitated over the last nine months, Melissa still had no idea whatContinue reading “Steps”

Reboot and Say Yes to Fun!

“Work, you damn computer!” Katherine pounded on the keys of her laptop in frustration.  It was a year Katherine thought she would never see.  In one year the pyramid of her life tumbled one block at a time.  A twenty-year marriage, a cheating husband, a failed business she loved and now the last straw, aContinue reading “Reboot and Say Yes to Fun!”

New Book Release: Diary of a 6th Grade “C” Cup: Growing Up Girls Series

Ebook available until Jan 31st free on Kindle Unlimited. Available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Growing up is Hard. School is Tough. Girls can be mean and boys can be dumb. This first in a new book series for girls aged 8-14 explores the perils and pluses of being every day unique. Everyone hasContinue reading “New Book Release: Diary of a 6th Grade “C” Cup: Growing Up Girls Series”

Chatty, but not Cathy

Everyone is unique. It’s the engine which makes us go through the world. Some people ridicule differences and many people dwell on what they consider to be bad personality or character traits. I believe self-clarity and acceptance is the path to serenity. Here is my response to a writing prompt from my group which asksContinue reading “Chatty, but not Cathy”

I choose

On primary election day many years ago, my husband and I went to our polling location together. He was ahead of me in line and asked for a particular party ballot, as was required of our state in a primary election.  When it was my turn, I asked for my party ballot, which happened toContinue reading “I choose”

Mary-Go-Round

Mary-Go-Round “In ten miles, turn left at Exit 104,” said the kindly GPS voice.  After school, Katie has band practice, then Holly has dance, and Robbie has to get to guitar lessons, Mary thought.  Do I have a lasagna in the fridge for dinner? Mary’s daily commute gave her ninety whole minutes to herself eachContinue reading “Mary-Go-Round”

Minutes In Time

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Barbara was a typical working soccer mom.  With her college sweetheart Matt, she had three young kids who ran her around day in and day out.  Not to mention she her nursing career she had to fit it too.  She spent most sleep-deprived nights countingContinue reading “Minutes In Time”