Monthly Archives: May 2013

Special A-Z Edition of the Woven Tale Press

No Tale Tues this week, sorry; holidays with kids spearing each other on plastic swords or blowing up each other’s houses on Minecraft, and Pup shredding more blue Brillo pads, do not make for cohesive writing moments… In its place is … Continue reading

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Trifecta Challenge: Pedantic

….with the third meaning: 3 : unimaginative, pedestrian He was tired of ordinary people’s pedantic ways: the cashier’s meaningless “How are you today?” as she scanned his head of lettuce. Mothers on the city sidewalks who blew bubble gum while breastfeeding on park … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Car Parts and Organ Transplants

“I thought you should see these,” he said, respectfully setting down on the counter two clunky worn-out greasy car parts from my aging minivan. He presented them as somberly as a surgeon explaining why some beloved relative had needed organ transplants. … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Mother’s Day Dog Food

I spent Mother’s Day with my mother, even though I’m a mother and should probably spend it with my own kids. But every year, my mother’s day present to myself, as well as to her, is to take her out … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Dr. Hulking and Fish Eyes

“So how old are we now?” My mother’s ophthalmologist asked, as if he hadn’t seen her in centuries. This might seem a blatantly rude question if coming from a less hulking posture of a man dwarfing his own office to … Continue reading

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