- Northern California, USA
- December 28
- I am known for telling stories, but don't hold that against me.
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and all my fellow
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Merry Merry to you and
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The first book I ever read all the way through by my own free will was one called “The Gift of Magic” by a young adult author, Lois Duncan. I was twelve years old and we were about to make a trip across country to Boston, the… Read full post »
There's leftover curry and rice if you're hungry. I'll keep the Volvo but the van is yours and full of gas - like another pompous old windbag. Good luck with Daphne once she realizes you h… Read full post »
My story is supposed to be fiction today and as I type, I'm all fictioned out.
I join the ranks of a LOT of you that have completed my first novel and am now "shopping an agent".… Read full post »
Your protagonist has just been to the worst concert of his/her life. Suddenly, after the show is over and she's left, the conductor shows up and offers to buy her a drink.
She agrees, under one condition—and that deal leads to one memorable night.
There's a lot you can… Read full post »
Write a story in which a character gets carried away with a new fad.
It was the eighties.
The magical decade when I found myself, a nerd on the debate team who spent my lunch hours cramming with sequestered briefs in the… Read full post »
A challenge for any one who writes is to synopsize the heart in a short amount of time.
I have fifteen minutes in this airport lounge before I have to high-tail it to my gate... and catch the plane that will take me to San Francisco.
Ten years ago
The heart, my grandmother used to say, was like a scrapbook. It held pieces of memories that together made up a wonderful collection of things that made your life unique to someone else’s. I have learned, o… Read full post »
Write a story involving an Olympic sport.
I feel ashamed to say it, but I hate swimming.
It didn't start off as a dream or a realization that this is what I was called to, it was just something that… Read full post »
Our friends call it “The Conception Tape” – just to rile us.
“Are you sure this is the tape of her birth, and not when she was conceived?” Dave Smith, my husband’s best friend asked, the first time he saw it.
Mario and I had seen too many… Read full post »
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in.
Time, you thief! who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad;
Say that health and wealth have missed me;
Say I'm growing old,… Read full post »
I know this is a dumb post.
It's not creative at all and shows that I am using this forum for the wrong reasons! Still, here's the deal:
MY COMMENTS ARE NOT POSTING.
You have had such wonderful posts lately and when I go to comment, all of them are swallowed.… Read full post »
Write a story in which, at some point, a character breaks into song.
The day that little Alekwa died Chila brought in water from outside to pour him a bath. She had heard that the water would… Read full post »
Write a story beginning with these words: She never let him
She never let him eat from a restaurant that had a drive through or paper napkins. She never let him forget to floss… Read full post »
My story of immigration is not about me coming to America – it is about me leaving America.
There can’t be an entry without an exit (in the realm of immigration) and that seems to be the greatest lesson… Read full post »
Write a story in which a character unexpectedly has to take care of another character's pet.
I don’t know why the last thing on my mind when I leave the house for Nina's is… Read full post »
She convinced me to be myself from a large screen in a theater through words that Meryl Streep spoke.
I went home and found out that a woman named Nora Ephron wrote the script and it was based on her own divorce… Read full post »
Me lighthing candles during a power outage (this is my OS banner)
June is amazing here.
First of all, it's freezing at night and the waxing mo… Read full post »
Mario with his police dog, Dux, around the time we met.
I met him when I was nineteen years old, working with my friend, Lisa Beutler, the inaugural celebration of Leo McCarthy, California’s new Lieutenant Governor. He doesn’t remember meeting me, since we wer… Read full post »
I knew the ending
I had skipped to the back one day
in detail; in want of comfort
it was supposed to be a certain way....
the kings led by spirit hands… Read full post »
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre
It was 1987 and I weighed 135 pounds. Those were the days...
I was also an insecure girlf… Read full post »
In “The Man Who Came To Dinner”, the lead character, Sheridan is a curmudgeon who is delightful and witty and pretends to hate everyone. My son once played him in his own s… Read full post »
My favorite pictures of my Dad and me are decoupaged to a canoe oar that is in my parent’s entryway. The pics were chosen by sister, Colleen from the wealth of camping pictures we took every summer on the Ryan family vac… Read full post »
My excellent friend, Pindai, a woman of statuesque beauty and honourable reputation posts things on her facebook page that makes me think.
Today, an unfortunate press release from a Zimbabwean senator, Morgan Femai , woke me up and threw me against a wall. He… Read full post »