Writing/100 Word Challenge

Hard Working Irish Boys

The following is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The prompt was “Misbehavin’.” Austin & Tommy “You boys better not be up to no good!” With straight face he replied, “No mam, not misbehavin’, we’re working for Mrs. D. Honest work, Ma. She needs a path, so we’re hauling stones from the country […]

Silent Stalker

When stressed, overwhelmed, confused or in a “stuck place” I often turn my focus to the mundane. Tasks like cleaning my drawers, organizing a closet or even just hand-washing dishes allows me to shift my focus.  In a way, it’s similar to meditation. Like when meditating, I am more open, my defenses down, and I […]

Distractions, Road Trips and Clarity

I’m going to start this post by stating, I freakin’ love synchronicity! I got up this morning knowing I was going to blog about my recent distractions and how those, along with a recent road trip, have led me to clarity. As I gathered my thoughts and checked FB, I noticed Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word […]


This week’s 100 Word Challenge from Velvet Verbosity prompt is SPECTACLE. I didn’t have to look far to craft my submission. The past couple of weeks have been a little challenging for me. Stress, sorrow, frustration, and even anger built until I could not hold them back any longer. Then, without warning, I erupted. I […]

My Fragile Heart

What follows is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The word this week is “Fragile.” The past two weeks have been nothing short of challenging for me. I suffered two injuries, the loss of a beloved pet, two very ugly encounters with strangers, and was the victim of fraudulent bank charges. I have cried […]

Top Ten Reasons to Do Something Creative

It’s no secret that I love creative endeavors. I sew, I cook, I paint, I write, and I enjoy myriad other projects. To me, creating in any form is as vital as breathing! This creative force is my source of energy. It is also the impetus for this post. If you recall, I recently mentioned […]