Category: Writing

Garage Art

My mom’s five iron Wood shaft, taped grip unraveled Hanging from a nail ___________________ Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

Dinner Hour

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
We find three picnic tables at the park pulled together in a row. That means that when our son shows up for dinner we can space ourselves far apart, the new calculus of every encounter. It took us…

100 Word Story: Restaurant Buzz

The bee creeped down the inside of the glass toward the pool of iced tea and then flew off when she waved the black napkin in the air. We wondered out loud what happens if one kills a bee. Do bees from throughout the… Continue Reading “100 Word Story: Restaurant Buzz”

Cups and Saucers

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
Motherhood is the original double-edged sword. “an event or phenomenon whose negative effect is inseparable from a positive one”        I rattle off the names of all the women I know who are my age but…

Golden

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
Praise is so buttery. This from a person raised by a margarine Mom. It has taken me years to learn to lavish praise on others. For a long time, I did what I was taught. Which was to…

In Parenting and Other Things: The Gift of a Bad Memory

I read an article a few days ago entitled, “Rare detailed personal memory a burden, and ultimately a gift,” about a young woman who could remember every day of her life in complete detail. Every day. Every detail – what day of the week it… Continue Reading “In Parenting and Other Things: The Gift of a Bad Memory”

Hospital Nights

I have slept in many hospital rooms, pulled out the faux leather cushions of the stiff couch to make a pretend bed, the hospital people being okay with patients’ parents staying the night but not wanting to make it too comfortable lest they move… Continue Reading “Hospital Nights”

My Day

100 Word Story: Cemetery Visits

She hoped the stones she left last year were still there. She felt this year’s stones in her pocket, not as nice, not as carefully chosen, but it didn’t matter. It was the leaving of them that was important. The pack of Camels was… Continue Reading “100 Word Story: Cemetery Visits”

99 New: The Patchwork of Women

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
I have been spending a lot of time lately in the company of women. We are smart and experienced and all about changing something that is bad into something good. We have a million ideas, reinforce each other,…

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