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Sleep, as the Saying Goes

Among my grandmother’s extensive storehouse of knowledge was a veritable stock of epigrammatic “sayings” that she could access at will for the edification of dumb little children who happened to be visiting her.  842 more words


back in the day: TPOS prompt: tattoo

photo: http://www.etsy

Back in the day
taboo to see tattoos
covered with bandage
faded design from her youth
she couldn’t understand
for Eileen, red headed angel… 14 more words


99 Word Flash fiction: Offerings

Acculturation happens in subtle ways. As a westerner with facilities most of us take for granted we can afford the luxury of being horrified at the eating of certain animals.  291 more words

Irene Waters

Only A Dream Away

On Thursday, March 26th, I went to see my mother twenty-eight years after her death. It wasn’t until after I woke from the dream that I realized her hair was yellow. 676 more words


2015 Book #22 - He Wanted the Moon by Mimi Baird and Eve Claxton

Title: He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter’s Quest to Know Him
Author: Mimi Baird with Eve Claxton… 760 more words

Book Reviews


Since my book came out, everybody I know says, “How exciting!”

This, of course, is a very typical American reaction. You tell somebody that you’re going for a bike ride on the weekend, and they say, “How exciting!”  Or you ask someone how they feel about starting a new job, and they tell you, “I’m excited!” 983 more words

Creative Writing

Dad's reminder TPOS prompt: tattoos

photo: http://www.tattoopinners.

TPOS prompt: tattoos

My response:

bold letters
length of forearm
girls name
put it there to not forget
his daughter’s name

TPOS prompt: tattoos
true story