Category Archives: Writing

The Luck of Friday the 13th #MondayBlogs #neverstopbelievinginyourself

I always think of Friday the 13th as a lucky day for me, even if the luck only extends as far as nothing bad happening on that day. This Friday the 13th started off ominously though, putting me in a … Continue reading

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Tiddlywinks ~ an essay by Krista McCarthy

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
So I’m off social media. I did it. I went in too deep, and now I’m just out. Because it flattened me. It started with Facebook. It’s like only Zuckerberg really understood what was…

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Rapunzel, A Different Kind of Fairy Tale ~ fiction by Marie A Bailey

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Once upon a time, a child was born with long, silky blond hair. In fact, she came out of the womb, not head first, but hair first. The doctors and nurses and her parents…

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The Disappointed Housewife is LIVE!

Check it out! https://kevinbrennanbooks.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/the-disappointed-housewife-is-live/

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I Got Almost … #MondayBlogs #Procrastination

Nothing.  Yes, dear Reader, I got almost nothing for this post today.  I have been fairly productive of late, but not with writing or blogging.  Again, it’s the knitting. A friend noted that the buttons on the baby sweater I … Continue reading

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Short Short Story: Unraveling #Mondayblogs

Following is a bit of short of fiction that was published last year in The Paperbook Collective (Issue 7).  The issue itself is available here.  It contains plenty of good fiction, poetry, and photography for your reading pleasure. *** Maggie … Continue reading

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Why I Give Blood #MondayBlogs

Dan Rather told me to do it.  Well, in a rather oblique, unintentional way, he did.  It was early 1987.  I was between jobs, just working as a temp until I could find something regular.  My future husband and I … Continue reading

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Yes, I Have Regrets: Part 3 (Fini … Encore) #MondayBlogs

Here is an old post from May 26, 2013.  I’m reposting it because today, February 9th, is a very important date.  I do a kind “reckoning” whenever this day approaches, especially if it falls on a Monday.  I had planned … Continue reading

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A Brief “Happy Dance” Break from the Author of Clemency, A Novel in Progress

Enuf said.  Happy Turkey Day or Tofurkey Day, everyone! I finished at 50,132 words.  Thanks to everyone who hung in there with me!  And thanks to the team at NaNoWriMo! And, yeah, I’m getting me one of these:    

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A Word from the Author of Clemency, A Novel in Progress

Hey, everybody, I feel like I’ve been so deep in NaNoWriMo land and posting the progress of my WIP, Clemency, that you all may have forgotten what I look like. Yes, I now have blue hair as well as pink.  … Continue reading

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