New story published – I didn’t even know it was on the publisher site until now!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: “The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.” Concerned, James asked: “What happened to the flea?” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (https://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/evr_multi_10facts_about_fleas)
A perennial favorite. per·en·ni·al adjective: perennial lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring. William Wordsworth’s poem about golden daffodils show up almost every semester. Good thing I like the flowers 😉 For your reading pleasure: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud By William Wordsworth I wandered lonely… Read More Flower Power
First version: Boring. Contains the passive verb ‘are’ and the negative ‘no’. Does not contain imagery. No cars are coming from either direction. Second version: Imagery. No passive verbs, no negatives. The drowsy road stretches for empty miles in each direction.
Penny’s dad has marched off to answer President Lincoln’s call for soldiers. Penny doesn’t dare be sad about that, because Mama is clearly holding herself back from crying, and so is Big Sister Belle. But Penny’s flute teacher has also marched off to war, so Penny will be sad about him instead. 😢 So she will… Read More The sound of Not Sad
If you can’t believe what you read in the comic books, what can you believe? First spoken by Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the funniest (and cleverest) cartoon duos ever invented. Scott McCloud, author of “Understanding Comics,” has a pair of cartoon strips that clearly explains the way toddlers and small children see the… Read More The World as We See It
Editing my own short story, and trying to figure out what I meant when I typed: He had very little time to finish his self-appointed task anyway. Why would I use the word ‘anyway’ in this situation, it doesn’t make any sense for the character or the scene! Read it once, read it twice, and… Read More Dear Dyslexia, quit already.