Category Archive: LIfe

Father’s Day thoughts

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As a parent of children 43 and 41, I remember what it’s like to be “on-call” 24/7.  As a grandparent, I know that both my children can tell you the same thing:   Parents… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Splash

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June 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that makes a big splash. It can be fluid, or you can play with the idiom (to make a… Continue reading

Advice…um…

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I would SO love to give good advice.  …but when I do, no one listens. My advice about anxiety is this:  Never say the “A” word in front of someone in a medical… Continue reading

What it’s like…

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The attic rattles with flying squirrels tearing at my boxes; treasures shredded, thrown, used as urinals while they bounce against the walls. Why wasn’t I a better child…a better wife., mother, person, lover,… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm : Swerving

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One of my favorite excuses for hitting a tree: I swerved to the left, I swerved to the right, but the tree hit me anyway. He probably hit the tree for the same… Continue reading

National Hate Week

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Yes, I’m being politically incorrect. No, I don’t give a rat’s vagina if you like it or not:  April 6 – 12 is National Hate Week. On April 6, many, many moons ago,… Continue reading

99 Word Prompt : buckets

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March 21, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a bucket of water. What is the condition of the water and what is the bucket for?… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR MARCH 7, 2019

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PLEASE participate It’s not like I’m asking you to give a cat an enema.   TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS     Welcome to MARCH 7!   Today’s prompt is:  A funny… Continue reading

JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR FEBRUARY 2019

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PLEASE participate It’s not like I’m asking a scientist to believe in miracles.   TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS     Welcome to FEBRUARY 7!   Today’s prompt is:  What is the one… Continue reading

Stream of thought : Cliché’s

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Cliché’s Truths in life no one wants to hear. If you repeat a lie long enough it cannot be distinguished from truth. Then, one day, you look at the Emperor and see past… Continue reading