THE PENCIL QUEST

“Is your homework done?” Mama asked of Wendell. “I can’t do it.” He whined. “I don’t have a pencil.” “Don’t just sit there and cry. That pencil won’t come to you. Solve your problem my child. It is quite simple to do.” Wendell then closed his eyes. He let his thoughts run wild. I thinkContinue reading “THE PENCIL QUEST”

TO THE TOMATO THAT GOT PLANTED BEFORE ITS TIME

I planted a tomato in the middle of April. My husband said “No. No.” It’s winter still. “You’re just being a contrarian,” went my usual reply. “Sun’s high, air’s warm, summer’s definitely nearby.” So into the ground, the tomato went enjoying good weather, defying husband’s sentiment. Then one April night, the temperatures fell. What happenedContinue reading “TO THE TOMATO THAT GOT PLANTED BEFORE ITS TIME”

THE STRONGMAN

I wrote this piece for Bloggy Moms Writers’ Workshop.  The challenge is still about music: This week’s prompt involves music. Think about that story that’s been on your mind. Think about your main character, or maybe a side character. Think about the story itself, or maybe just a pivotal scene in the story. You gotContinue reading “THE STRONGMAN”

(An Ode to) THAT DANDELION!

Much has been said of the dandelion too lowly, so pretty too weedy, so tasty. Such a nuisance on smooth grass Goes so well with the lettuce. Whichever side of the fence you’re on regarding these dandelions – they brighten up the naked earth they serve up a feast while other flowers still sleep. AndContinue reading “(An Ode to) THAT DANDELION!”

MAGNUM OPUS

Years ago, when I was a new mother with  a mild case of post partum blues and a great dose of homesickness, I wrote this poem – SILENCE Memories flowed like a swollen stream drowning the mind with long forgotten pains refreshing the soul with joys back again. Music once unheard echoes clear in theContinue reading “MAGNUM OPUS”