Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Trifecta: Paper Hearts


We’re taught to properly crease, deliberately trace, and carefully cut. Unfolded, mirror images wondrously appear reflecting its perfect completeness. When it tears, because it will, it doesn’t rip symmetrically. Someone always hurts more.


This was written for Trifecta’s final challenge (tears) using the following prompt:

“There's no topic, no word, just a free write. Go anywhere your mind wants to travel.  Take us there too.  Just make it count, leave your blood all over this page.  Thirty-three words exactly.  Of course.  We couldn't end it any other way.”

Thank you, Trifecta, for bringing all of us together. And thanks to everyone who’s spent even one minute reading the words I’ve written over the last two and a half years in connection with Trifecta, or otherwise. It means the world to me.

Friday, March 21, 2014

WWW.Wednesday: Books (Better Late Than Never) Read On Vacation

Thanks to Should Be Reading, as always, for hosting us readers!!!

What are you currently reading?

“From an actor, writer, and director of the hit TV comedy The Office (US version): a story collection that was "workshopped" at comedy clubs and bookstores on both coasts.”

I am thoroughly enjoying this book of short stories. Some of the stories are a page; some are ten or more. It is fun, funny, and very clever, but what would you expect from a comedian who writes for The Office?

What did you recently finish?

Wow! That’s what I have to say about this classic. It is beautifully written.

This is what I wrote about Quesadillas in my Goodreads review.

“When in Mexico...

This is a hard one (really/probably 3.5 stars as I further explain). It is hilarious almost all of the time, the laugh out loud kind, for me at least. It was fast and engaging and well written, BUT I just didn't "get" the last 5-10 pages (the ultimate ending). I mean I "got" it, just didn't care for the direction it took. It was weird for me; that's all I will say. If you read it or if you've read it, let me know what you think.”

What will you read next?

I have no idea but something from this stack(s).

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Courtesy of William Shakespeare

As Eve surely uttered,

I did at our beginning,

and mean now still.

For more than half a life,

As William wrote,

“I do love nothing in the world as I do you.”

(This week’s Trifecta challenge: Exactly 33 words and one of the must be a palindrome (a word or phrase that reads the same forwards and backwards).)

It’s my 25th anniversary and time has passed too frighteningly quickly. And through the highs and lows (because there were many), good times and those more challenging (and broke), there are a few choices I wish I’d made differently. This is not one of them.

I wasn’t going to participate this week because I have many other celebratory type things on my mind, but I couldn’t help myself. I will miss Trifecta more than my meager and ineloquent words here can express. I can’t recall how I stumbled upon them in January 2012, but I’ve never missed a Monday or Friday where I didn’t look for the prompt or read about the winners. Hats off to Lisa and Joules for creating the awesome place it is by bringing together some of the most talented, kind and respectful writers. They had a tough job and did it with great spirit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014



Breaths commingle with playful flutters barely touching. Mine part ever so slightly in invitation. Yours R.S.V.P, first warmly, then insanely, thoroughly and unmistakably. 

Because I already tried words to worm my way in…


Exactly 33 words for the third definition of WORM:
3:  to obtain or extract by artful or insidious question or by pleading, asking, or persuading – usually with out of<finally wormed the truth out of him>