Why is a Snapdragon Called a Snapdragon?

I’ve always loved snapdragons. There really aren’t many flowers one can play with. Loves me, loves me not with daisies. Popping rose petals. Trying to blow ALL of the seeds off of a dandelion with one breath. But those are all one shot per flower. With snapdragons, you can make them snap, snap, snap over […]

WWW 4/14/21

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. If you’d like to participate, click here to check out this week’s post and share your own WWW post. You can also post a comment here with a link to your answers/selections. Today’s three Ws are: What are you currently reading?What did you recently finish reading?What […]

Dog Stories Part 1

I adopted “Unnamed” June 17th, 2015. My dog Rocky has just passed away from an aggressive form of cancer and I was absolutely heartbroken.  “Unnamed” was on a raised bed in a habitat with big, sad brown puppy eyes as I walked by, her little chin resting on her paws. She tracked me with those […]

Fireflies in the Night Sky

We used to run through our yard in the dark trying desperately to catch fireflies in our hands. Floating yellow beacons against a black night that drew us to them. We’d run after them, gently catch them between our palms, and leave just enough open space to peek through our fingers and watch them light […]

The Huntress of Iyhiri (Excerpt)

Her foot catching on an exposed root, Agnez tumbled forward, twisting her ankle and landing on her stomach. Still gripping her bow in one hand and an arrow in the other, she rolled to her side to get up and saw the tendril coming toward her, seeming to fly over the earth. Bringing the arrow […]

Just Be Naked

I wrote this several years ago and have never found the right place to publish it. Perhaps because it’s a little quirky. Or slightly uncomfortable for some folks. It offers a look into my childhood living with alcoholic nudists. Yeah, you read that right. Enjoy… Just Be Naked It’s hard to take someone seriously with […]