Monthly Archives: November 2016


Many moons ago I saw a call for submissions for the Futurescapes Writing Contest. The theme Cities of Empowerment caught my attention because I have a deep love of architecture, and a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. Reading the details, they … Continue reading

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It Wouldn’t Be That Way

But first, a quick update: Writing is happening, but it’s mostly finishing up The Flip of a Coin instead of working on The Turn of a Phrase, which is my NaNoWriMo project. I am not going to win NaNoWriMo this year, but … Continue reading

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Screaming Into the Void

My NaNoWriMo word count is 2,234. That used to be my daily average, but that’s all I wrote for that story in the first half of the month. I’m not giving up. In past years I’ve been better prepared and … Continue reading

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Luxury of the Mind

A few years ago, NaNoWriMo was complicated by an emergency trip from Vermont to North Carolina because my father was going to have yet another heart surgery, and we were afraid he wasn’t going to pull through. (He did, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday

Some of my best stories start with a title. R.J. Blain once dared me to write a story titled Faceplanting is Always an Option (we were talking about NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago) and more recently the line  The … Continue reading

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My Spot

By necessity, there are three desks in our living/dining room, and only one love seat in front of the TV. Although my spot isn’t as comfy as I’d like, it works for me. Mostly. A couple of months ago I … Continue reading

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