Linda Treiber

Linda Treiber
April 04
a.k.a. Linnnn
You are cordially invited to close your eyes and throw a dart at any one of the titles listed in "My Links" below. Those stories are all bits and pieces of me. Let me know what you think...


Linda Treiber's Links

1 Act Play - 4 Generations of Women
The Beach Divas
Random, Because I Can
I Fought the Law and...
Ghosties and Paranormal Musings
Kids, Dogs, Cats, Family and Such
My Links
The Baby Tree. A ghostly 1 act play
My Blog Bog Elsewhere
Soccer Moms Are Fabulous
It WAS a Tumor! Tale of the Tumor
Serial Killers, Catholics, 9/11 Etc.
The Adventures of Dr. Dad
Plays Made Entirely by Emails




Placebostudman, Ryan, included a pic of this amazing kid to his OS blog banner a while back .  He was just so impressed with the boy's tenacity and courage in the face of having some of the same obstacles Ryan had physically. 

Just days afte… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 11:59AM

Anne Bonny: Pirate-itude To Die For



Anne Bonny violently shrugged off the trappings of a conventional everyday life in the 1700's and prowled the treasure rich coasts of the Americas picking off fat merchant vessels with devilish glee.

She robbed, pillaged and probably rolled around… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 5:32AM

Going All Shirley MacLaine on Them

Crew Bus, The Boy and Friend, Sick

 The Boy with a bug peeking out from blanket. Cute girls always nearby.

“Mahhhm, we’re thirty minutes out. Pick me up please at the usual place ok?” Click.

The Boy’s voice on the phone was gravelly and sounded painful.

He was on his way home from a crew reg… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 2:48PM

Theme Park 9/11: We Wrote the Questions



“Hey…Did you see this?” 

Michael came running into my office and flicked on the television.

  “Looks like there’s been an accident at the World Trade Center.”

We were just starting our day researching and writing the qu… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 4:41PM

A Cradle Catholic's Priests

Father Mike

“Ack! Linda. Good to see you dear.”

“Ok, Mike, what in holy hell is going on?”

I had waited until last. All the blue-haired ladies had lined up in front of Mike’s station self-consciously patting their hair and arranging their rosaries just right.… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2010 8:26AM

Soccer. Balls.

Since I am going to be at soccer games all day, I  thought I would repost this one for a Sunday read.   Thanks to Stim, Owl, 1_Irritated_Mother, Joan H.,  and Amanda G.for reading it the first time I posted.


Ann Coulter can sit and spin!

I am

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The apple tree in question was a remnant refugee of an old orchard that had been slowly eaten up by the development of the tennis courts at the Country Club. 

Once an energetic engine of a profuse amount of fruit, it had been reduced to the status of landscaping… Read full post »

Aunt Polly 

 Aunt Polly can really talk.

That's how she survived one single crystalline slice of danger  in Cordele, Georgia a few years ago.

A family celebrity, she has been indulging the inborn urge to wander her entire life. Her career:  Beloved kindergarten t… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2010 6:18PM

Sadie Hawkins Crucifixion

"I think I have been shot!” I said to Keith, my voice raising up brittle and shocky over the dying music, “Why would somebody want to shoot me?”

Why me?  I am just a nobody, I thought. 

Then things went all trippy. The disco lights softened into dangling multi-coloredRead full post »


"Let's see if they can keep us from standing still!"

Mr. Blitz and Dr. Boo-yah, the Deans of Discipline at Boone High School, conspired mightily that muggy autumn to squash a pesky but potentially virulent insurrection.

After all, with school just starting,  'twas the season for sc… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2010 2:16PM

The Tarot of the Beach Divas


Beach Divas mascot

 The Beach Divas mascot sitting on the iconic Red Cooler.

“So,  if these chicks have turned onto Stepford Wives or something, y’know perfect in every way, I am so out of here in the morning!”

Karen arrived first and delivered this ultimatum with one hand on hRead full post »

JULY 29, 2010 11:04AM

All Along the Lee Shore

A sign. 
The beach beckons.  Back in a few days...




photo: mine Read full post »
JULY 27, 2010 6:56AM

Of Mice and Dad, The Tale's Tail

You got here half way through the tail, uh, tale. For the first part, click here.


Dad: "Now here's what we're going to do..."


Seems mice get territorial when cooped up seventy-five to a cage and begin to eat the newborn offspring of competing mouse clans. 

We kids neveRead full post »

JULY 26, 2010 6:01AM

Of Mice and Dad


fat skinny mice


“Are you sure they are both females?”

“Yes of course I am! For God’s sake, Lois, I’m a doctor!”

Chris’s birthday gift that year was two white albino baby mice with pink eyes.  My dad was holding them up by their tails and peeriRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JULY 22, 2010 8:28PM

Dad's Mandatory Family Dinners or The Unusual Usual


Yes.  It's us.  And a cat.

“Get in here and eat this!” 

Mom usually let half the civilized world know that she had slaved away over a hot stove to provide grub for our weekday night ritual of MANDATORY FAMILY DINNER. 

The clash of silverware and crockery… Read full post »


A boat load of attention is lavished upon cute little doggies  and kitties nowadays. Their seemingly endless repertoire of adorable expressions, captionable poses, and anthropomorphic utterances provoke smiles and "awwwws" even from the crankiest of us. 

You kn… Read full post »



The door banged open. 

Rolling in backward was an orderly in hospital scrubs towing a wheelchair filled to the brim with the most ancient black man I have ever seen. 

The orderly deftly placed the wheelchair in front of the waiting room TV. 

“Mr. Louis you go… Read full post »



Leon Shelton’s church funeral didn’t hold a candle to the real proper send off he received at the Lake Toxaway Community Center last Friday night. 

For mountain folk in western North Carolina, nothing brings your soul closer to heaven, living or dead, than live bluegr… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2010 10:29PM

Do's & Donuts. Act 1, Scene 1

Do’s & Donuts

A play in Two Acts
By Linda L. Treiber


Mishap Gap, North Carolina at the town’s renowned beauty parlor/donut shop, Do’s & Donuts.

Cast of Characters

Veeta Whitmire.....Owner of donut shop and sister to Mira Whitmire

Mira McCall..........Owner of beauty salon
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JUNE 27, 2010 11:45AM

Garnets Fell From Our Fingers

uncut garnets



Garnets fell from our fingers.

Dark red, glinting, as big as your thumbnail. 

Uncut, unsmooth.


The very droplets of mountain blood,

Seemed to us,

Lying scattered

In the ice cold pool at the base of those falls.

Our hands were blue with… Read full post »

Hope Your Solstice is Swell!
Dog is Love.
JUNE 20, 2010 3:19PM

Road Rash

bella in car lovey face
"Let's go!"


We didn’t even make it out of the driveway before they started bitching at each other.

“Move your seat up, dumb ass, my knees are up around my ears!”

“No.  Deal with it, butthole.”

“You selfish tool! Just you wait ‘til you&rsqu… Read full post »

JUNE 14, 2010 7:22AM

Dad Builds Character

dad frog gigiin 

Already told to go pound sand by mom, dad enlisted his first born, me, as the perfect accomplice for a project he was planning for sundown. 

“It’ll take us five minutes, just five minutes, swear.”

Common family knowledge was that if dad estimated five minutes on/… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
JUNE 11, 2010 1:25PM

Dad Creates a Stir


Dad always wanted me to be a boy. 

The day I was born, my dad, by virtue of being a resident doctor at Holy Cross Hospital, was permitted to hang out with mom while she labored to bring me into the world.   Dad had privileges, unlike all the other/… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2010 8:07AM

Dad's Sunday Lesson



That creepy smug expression on my younger brother’s face gave me a solidly foreboding hint about how the rest of that Sunday was going to go.

When he flopped down on the car seat with his arms crossed, and sat completely still with that  prissy Chiclet-toothed grin, h… Read full post »