Karaoke Roulette

Author’s Note: This story was in answer to a writer group prompt to write a story about the wrong lyrics in a song. We all sing in the car. Sometimes we don’t know the real words. It happens. Karaoke night was a favorite for Meg and her coworkers. Their watering hole of choice was aContinue reading “Karaoke Roulette”

Celebrate Women

Click the picture – 99 cent kindle sale this week Not going to talk politics, really, but women took a hit this week. Just going to say it. We did. I grew up in the wake of the women’s movement, but even with the strides of the women who paved the path before me, I’veContinue reading “Celebrate Women”

In Search of…Kindness

On Earth 22 in another part of the multi-verse, the ministers on Xena’s world sent several teen agents, including her, to observe high school students on different Earths. Her one-week mission on E1 Earth was to try to find some key to break the stalemates between rival factions and bring an end to the horribleContinue reading “In Search of…Kindness”

START OFF SUMMER WITH JUNE FREE OFFERS

Summer is a great time to soak up some sun with a good book. Start your summer reading list with a few free offers listed below. Subscribe to my newsletter on the homepage to get early access to deals. 1. COOL AND COZY SUMMER READS   2. Historical Romance Reader Magnet – Irish Eyes PrequelContinue reading “START OFF SUMMER WITH JUNE FREE OFFERS”

Pretending

My friend Gloria and I were thrilled to start our long-awaited two-week European cruise. We’d enjoyed long weekend cruises to the Caribbean before, but this was going to be an adventure to view the architecture of the oldest places in the world and experience their culture. We got to the ship, had our picture takenContinue reading “Pretending”

A View to Murder

It was a horrific sight. While having a Martini Monday happy hour chat with her friend Ramona, Carol and her friend’s laughter quickly faded to screams. Ramona’s husband was difficult, to be generous. He was the star football player she swooned over in high school and they married young. But during her medical school training,Continue reading “A View to Murder”

Memorial Day from the Heart

I was too young to understand the Vietnam war. I learned about it in school and watched movies about the pain and severity of war from all angles, both during and after. But it was a 30,000 foot view, to quote a pilot friend of mine. Last year, I helped a friend write a musicalContinue reading “Memorial Day from the Heart”

Check Yourself

Jennifer’s world was getting too hard to live in. Day after day, the state of life’s problems were too much burden to bear. Lying awake every night staring at the ceiling, her mind raced. When she came to work one day wearing a suit jacket and pajama pants, clutching the coffee pot like a lifeline,Continue reading “Check Yourself”

Weird, Wild and Wonderful

I love to travel to Key West. It’s an eclectic place that fosters the last bastion of true bohemianism. It’s weird, wild and wonderful. Every bar looks as though either Jimmy Buffet or a pirate are the proprietors. Dogs sit inside beside their owners on a stool with a bowl of water. They are allContinue reading “Weird, Wild and Wonderful”

Mothers and Children

I’ve been a mother for over thirty years now and a daughter for nearly twice that. On Mother’s Day, I found myself contemplating the juxtaposition of being a child and a mother.   When you were a child, you often do things your mother doesn’t like or makes it challenging for her to be yourContinue reading “Mothers and Children”