Tag Archive: family

My son’s interview : Parrot Literary Corner.

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I had to share this.  I loved my son’s answers. This will give you a sense of the man, his poetry, and his humor. He should be sending me another poem to publish… Continue reading

99 word prompt : Old photo

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July 1, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old photograph.” What is captivating about it? Where did it come from? How does it incite a… Continue reading

My son’s birthday with cat hair and oboe

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In 1976, you didn’t know your child’s sex until the genitals emerged.  My husband had always wanted to name a son Robert, so we agreed that if “the baby” was a boy, we’d… Continue reading

One good thing about February

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There is one good thing about February; it’s the month my daughter was born. She was supposed to make her grand entrance into this world on January 14.  By the time February arrived,… Continue reading

Ronovan Writes Décima & Haiku poetry challenge :

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DÉCIMA: 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables per line.   SET RHYMING PATTERN: ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC. THE CHALLENGE WORD:  (CONTRAST) in the A rhyme line. HAIKU:  3 lines.  5 syllables in the… Continue reading

Vignette’s of life.

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All it takes is a nudge, and a memory is expelled into the world like a cat’s hairball. My dad owned a moving company in the 1950’s (aka one moving truck and anyone… Continue reading

Where there’s a will…

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Yes, I’m up at 2 in the morning.   There was no other choice the moment my brain asked, “If a dog had wings, would it be called a flog?” If a meteor was on… Continue reading

Senseless B-Day Sarcasm : Celebrate

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    Once upon a time, there was a little girl with light blonde hair. More than anything else, she wanted a pony.  For her birthday, her mother made a white dress with… Continue reading

Senseless Sunday Sarcasm: Family talents

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  My son is a poet:  The I-can’t-breathe-without-it variety.  This is one of his idols: Another of his poetry books will be published by Finishing Line Press. Sometime this century. I am the… Continue reading

Ballade

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I reach for a thought that melts away …snow falling outside a sliding glass door …children playing in white too bright for my mind.  Only shadows remain. She looks into my camera, her… Continue reading