Category Archives: Random writings

Thoughts, musings

Why I am not writing


An unseen hand dials back the blue, turning up the fuchsia and coral. Greens fade to black, impressionist trees against dusk sky. The bay basks in reflected glory. Like a besotted teen, I cannot turn away. At four, 14 and … Continue reading

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Freezing laughter in amber


Put down that pen and look around. As writers, we can get stuck inside our heads, spending more time with our characters than with those around us. Bad idea. We need the real world to inform our writing. The way … Continue reading

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Departure


Dark clouds on my horizon creep in with summer’s heat. Weighing me down, making me sluggish, Like July’s humidity.   Encompassing blackness looms inexorably closer. Dragging my soul, consuming my thoughts, As oppressive as August.   Hatless officers sowed seeds … Continue reading

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No sunglasses required


Thoughts walking the beach on a cloudy, cool day We are the seekers. The stone skippers looking for one more hop to shatter the lake’s glass. The hunters after increasingly elusive Petoskey stones. The pilgrims yearning for respite, refreshment. We … Continue reading

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Paradise (with the occasional snake)


A slash of red is the only reminder that a family once lived on this strip of green. The house and the children that played tag in its backyard are long gone. The property has more value – at least … Continue reading

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Deconstructing a home


Thoughts on a man slowly taking apart a house and the family that once lived there: The unkempt man hired to disassemble the house was in no hurry. He had no obligations and dropped by only when he needed the … Continue reading

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When mom’s away…


No sooner did the lock click behind me as I headed to the airport than the word was telegraphed: Mom is gone. And you know what that means – PARTY! It wasn’t like they had been unsupervised. Leigh had stopped … Continue reading

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