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Top Ten Tuesday - 2015 So Far

June’s been a slow month for me Top Ten Tuesday-wise. The topics just haven’t resonated with me. But this week’s is doable – best books read this year. 418 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

the cow lottery and I tip my hat to Shirley Jackson

cowboys quickly come
cowering and covered
in a convenient sweat

cows stand huddled
befuddled bewildered
of the strange day that is

cowboys ready their horses… 40 more words


The Lottery…

“[I]t does seem, dear, that this gloomy kind of story is what all you young people think about these days. Why don’t you write something to cheer people up?” 159 more words

EJ Liederstein

Home Sweet Home: Shirley Jackson's "We Have Always Lived in the Castle"

It took me one day to finish “We Have Always Lived in the Castle”. (I gobble up books.) I have to admit, I had been so excited about this book, partly because of the beautiful cover. 422 more words


How Mother Influenced My Writing

The year is 1975. We’re living in Sheridan, Wyoming. At the age of thirteen, I insert a piece of paper into the typewriter and turn it on. 1,164 more words

Abbie Johnson Taylor

Vonnegut Strikes Again

First of all, please realize I am not trying to shill subscriptions to The New Yorker here but…

I recently subscribed to a package deal they have going on where you get 12 weekly “physical” issues, along with their online versions, access to all of the archived issues and a handsome (?) tote bag for 12 bucks. 543 more words