Saturday, October 21, 2017


Editing today.

I apparently have a love of dashing words that don't need dashes. They do make things look more festive! But they do need some weeding out.

To-day I am edit-ing hard-core! ;-P

Thursday, October 19, 2017

reminder post: In Anger Blooming

I haven't mentioned this in a bit, so I think it is time -- and with Halloween just around the corner, this short story has a creepy, spooky element to it that is perfect for reading this time of year.

And, best part, the story is free!
Find it here:

In Anger Blooming summary:

Hayden's hair-trigger temperament blows up spectacularly and he storms out of the house he shares with his boyfriend, Russ. To calm down he sets off for a hike on a nearby trail. Partway up Hayden meets another hiker, Griege, who seems like a friend, but who has a dark side. Griege has been waiting for Hayden and planning his revenge.

candy corn pumpkins

Uh oh. I got into the Halloween candy tonight. I just could not stop eating candy corn and those candy corn pumpkins. I like both, but something about the pumpkins is more toothsome.

I need to go buy more to replenish what I've devoured.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

blurbity blurbity

I've been working on blurbs this week. I'm so grateful there are quite a few websites out there with advice on how to craft a good one. Isn't it funny how you can write and write and write a story, and then agonize over 200 words?

Monday, October 16, 2017

hard frost

There's a hard frost tonight so I went and got out the last of the veggies -- two more cucumbers, and all the basil. I spent the night making pesto. Yum. I'll freeze whatever I don't use and will have fresh pesto in the deep winter sometime.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

so long weekend

The weekends seem to fly by faster and faster each time. This one barely stopped to flutter its wings. I did catch up on a little sleep.

I hope everyone out there was able to spend their weekend (what there was of it) wisely!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

fall colors

I went for a drive this morning (on my way somewhere, not just a joyride) and went through some gorgeous autumn scenery. I thought with the strange weather this year that things would be brown, but the colors are slowing turning. Not as vivid as last year, but still really lovely. If you're anywhere close to some foliage, get out and see it, it is ephemeral and doesn't last long.