Monthly Archives: January 2013

100 word challenge: Nicked Nails

This is part of  Velvet Verbosity’s weekly blog hop. Writing exactly 100 words is like trying to neatly stack all my tupperware into one kitchen drawer. Everything was such a damn crisis. A nicked nail, for god’s sake. But Maggie’s … Continue reading

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Mouth of the Cave

Trifecta Word Challenge with the 3rd definition:  3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as   a : the place where a stream enters a larger body of water   b : the surface opening of an … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: I’m Going Blind

I can’t see. When you’re teetering (wobbling, reeling?) on the brink of 50, you go blind! Well, not blind but my near-sightedness (things close up, right? ingredients? Clipping dog nails?) seems suddenly to have waned (we won’t discuss my far-sightedness which … Continue reading

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Alphabe-Thurs: J for Jellybeans

Jenn Mattock’s Letter Challenge this week is J She was craving a bag of jelly beans. As sometimes she still craved a pack of cigarettes to chain smoke, even though she’d quite a good thirty years ago. She didn’t even … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: The Pup Who Almost Ate a Brain

Puppies are like babies crawling across your floor: they mouth everything. Bottle caps! Paperclips! Stray blue gravel from the Betta fish bowl! I remember digging my fingers into my boys’ baby mouths, feeling around for those gravelly pieces spilled from … Continue reading

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