Saturday, July 12, 2014


I've been away for awhile, but this picture spoke to me.  Loved all the rooftops in the pic.  Try your hand at writing a 100-word story from the picture prompt. For guidelines, click on the Friday Fictioneer's link to the right.  And add yours to the list.


“Hard to believe.”

Joe sat on the patio beside his brother, Jim, sipping coffee. “Things like that just don’t happen here.”

“Everyone always says that. Until it happens.”

“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” Joe folded his arms across the table. “You know what’s really hard to take?”

“What’s that?”

“We should have seen this coming. The signs were all there.”

Jim rested his chin on his closed fist. “Something else everyone says after the fact. It’s just not something anyone around here would even consider.”

Joe nodded. “But still. A subdivision through here?  It’s destroyed the beauty of this place."
100 words exactly. That's my goal.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Green Thumb, Anyone?

Although I've never been much of a gardener, I do like planting one every year. I'll have to admit that this is my BEST year yet. Of course, I omitted the tomatoes from the garden this time. Instead of including the with an assortment of cucumbers, eggplant, green beans and Brussel sprouts, I opted to give each of them their own space in a pot on the patio. They're not doing as w
ell as I'd hoped, but I never seem to have much luck with them anyway. So no harm done.

I also like to include a row of my favorite summertime flower, marigolds. I love the assorted colors they produce.

What's your go-to gardening veggies and flowers?  Do you have a green thumb? Any ideas for my pathetic tomatoes? (Notice I didn't even post a pic of those).

Maybe I'll have one of my future characters develop a green thumb. Perhaps that will help me as well?  Well, yes. I think I shall.