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I'm an avid reader and writer from Canada.*CountryCA* I like to people-watch wherever I go. Our behaviour fascinates me and I tend to focus on the humorous and the bizarre.*Laugh* *FacePalm* My own family isn't exempt from my observations. Receiving critiques/reviews of my writing is exhilarating and life-affirming. Entering the featured on-site contests serves as inspiration and winning a few is ego-enhancing! I've discovered the challenges of blogging and love it! "30-Day Blogging Challenge ON HIATUS and "Blogging Circle of Friends Prompt Forum
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An army tank,an 8-year old,several volunteer firemen,and one anxious Mom meet one day...
Rated: 13+
~1,535 Words
Parenting, Family, Drama
Type: Short Story
Updated 5 months ago
What was the one thing my Barbie's wardrobe lacked??
Rated: 13+
~808 Words
Comedy, Family, Holiday
Type: Short Story
Updated 6 years ago
Hallowe'en is a time to try something new especially impractical costumes.
Rated: 13+
~1,529 Words
Family, Comedy, Drama
Type: Short Story
Updated 5 years ago
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    Rated: E · Children's · #2281802
    A five -year old's first day at school explained in verse.
    Rated: E · Mystery · #2280286
    Writer's Cramp has requested a 2/2, a Groundhog Day gone wrong. Oh no!
    Rated: E · Experience · #2280067
    If a September WDC virtual convention were to materialize this might be it?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2279973
    Viva to the versatile letter 'v' twenty-second in the alphabet.
    Rated: E · News · #2279806
    Okay, Writer's Cramp, I like this news headline prompt. What could it imply?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2278687
    Okay, Dialogue 500, here's a conversation with an extraterrestrial.
    Rated: E · Family · #2274762
    Yes, parenting has its challenges, but sometimes the kids don't need you.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2274027
    My version of a fractured fairy tale. Socks should be changed regularly, right?
    Rated: E · Children's · #2269969
    A dog inspires this limerick for children.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2268334
    Cupid why am I still alone? Can we talk?
    Rated: E · Nature · #2268143
    Describe snow in a butterfly cinquain poem.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2266382
    How would a child describe shoes? I believe they'd remember the noise and the activity.
    Rated: E · Inspirational · #2266367
    Write a birthday letter to your 20-year old self with some sage advice.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2266238
    We all know a curmudgeon don't we?
    Rated: E · Mystery · #2266161
    A twenty-year old memento reveals a secret.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2266093
    What's a blank page without taboo words: fresh, clean, new, promise, resolution?
    Rated: E · Nature · #2266092
    Shall I write a twenty-word poem? Thanks for the challenge Writer's Cramp.
    Rated: E · Writing.Com · #2266048
    What might happen at a 20th Anniversary Writer's Cramp Convention in 2022?
    Rated: E · Family · #2265978
    Write about Generation Z, Aquarius and Year of the Snake. Sure, why not?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2265864
    Dr. D.I.Y. has discovered a cure for writer's cramp, or has he? Consider his findings.
    Rated: E · Family · #2262522
    Driving in a Winter Wonderland Christmas Eve. Fond memories.
    Rated: E · Arts · #2261544
    A picture is better than words.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2260966
    Challenge accepted Writer's Cramp. Here is my version of a pumpkin's misfortunes.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2259754
    Describe fog in an octet, an 8-line poem with syllables from 8 to 1 and a mirrored octet.
    Rated: E · Horror/Scary · #2259712
    First attempt at a hexaduad with an aa, bb, cc rhyme. This poem needed 6 rhyming couplets.
    Rated: E · Mystery · #2259242
    How is it possible for a bus of musicians to vanish?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2255632
    Prompt: I'm accused of a crime and must argue my case to a judge and jury. 500 words go!
    Rated: E · Children's · #2253379
    A vision of the first chapter of a children' book. Identity is important.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2252871
    Living in a bomb shelter with my imaginary friend, Wilson since the outbreak of Covid.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2249420
    Yes, April showers bring May flowers, but they also create wonderful 'music' for the ears.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2240760
    Santa, define good. Do good intentions count?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2237602
    A turkey discovers an unexpected Thanksgiving and her knack for a limerick.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2236585
    Invariably, Halloween weather taunts trick-or-treaters with its malice. Fun triumphs.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2236582
    Your house is haunted and something whispers to you. Talk to it.
    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #2233548
    If a cookie could provide and encourage love, molasses spice cookies are the one!
    Rated: E · Mystery · #2233524
    Okay, I have solved this mystery in twenty scintillating sentences...
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2230635
    An internal dialogue kept close in the mind of a cat.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2230394
    Why has this impossible neighbour fixated on me?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2225336
    You travel back in time and meet...
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2224472
    With the family out of the house for a few days, Dad decides to work on the honey-do list.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2224313
    My 3-year old grandgiggle Emily learns all about this old cliche one July day.
    Rated: E · Family · #2223420
    There's nowhere to hide, is there?
    Rated: E · Personal · #2223285
    A response to a Writer's Cramp prompt. My mind went to proof of klutziness.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2220698
    Describe food in a septet poem. Challenge accepted Writer's Cramp.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2220600
    A Than Bauk poem created for The Writer's Cramp. Today it's raining.
    Rated: E · Food/Cooking · #2220508
    A pensee poem I envisioned as I baked and sampled cookies.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2217655
    Create a Joybell poem decribing Spring.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2214901
    A word search created for the Wonderland Challenge!
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2214824
    Created for the Wonderland challenge. It's always tea time!
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2214457
    Here I go down a rabbit hole. What will I encounter? What will I write? Viva l'imagination
    Rated: E · Emotional · #2213003
    Well, Writer's Cramp, since today is Valentine's Day...
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2211568
    If an indignant household appliance could, or would tender its resignation.
    Rated: 18+ · Comedy · #2198961
    For the first time ever, a tooth fairy creates an online dating profile.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2198825
    Two old men shoot the breeze one day ensconced on a park bench.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2197026
    Joey's introduction to camping in a tent is more that he expected.
    Rated: E · Romance/Love · #2195886
    My first foray into the romance genre thanks to a wee nudge from Writer's Cramp.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2195392
    Writer's Cramp prompt: Celebrate your birthday with your favourite author. May I? Really?
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2191826
    Oh, I do appreciate a Flash Fiction challenge. The title is self-explanatory.
    Rated: ASR · Nature · #2186126
    At long last, spring is around the corner, hidden by a colossal snowbank.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2173418
    The viewpoint of a boy sticker/decal forced to travel on the rear of a vehicle.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2167090
    What can we fall into asks WDC's Writer's Cramp. Oh, any number of things...
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2165012
    Yes, snow reappears every winter, but to a child it's magical just like Christmas.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2164923
    In answer to a personification challenge, a soldier ponders his retirement.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2164838
    A nod to alliteration for a Writer's Cramp prompt. some noises are unforgettable.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2163508
    We have to get out of here according to the flash fiction challenge.
    Rated: E · Family · #2163346
    A 5-year old answers a knock at the door to discover his dream pet. Writer's Cramp entry.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2156043
    Yes, Writer's Cramp, I'm not getting enough sleep, but since you asked...
    Rated: E · Personal · #2155031
    Just a brief letter in which I release / vent my frustrations with winter.
    Rated: E · Parenting · #2153507
    I accepted the Writer's Cramp challenge to use the following bolded phrases to be creative
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2151315
    I wrote with the titles of 2018 Academy Awards movies in mind. Great prompt Writer's Cramp
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2150712
    In a Dear John-type letter, I bid Writer's Block farewell and good riddance.
    Rated: E · Crime/Gangster · #2147125
    Money sometimes attracts unwanted attention, and it doesn't always pay for silence.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2143607
    A Writer's Cramp prompt: Compose a Christmas letter using suggested, random lines.
    Rated: E · Parenting · #2143520
    My daughter, Carrie, was no more than two when she broke her arm on Christmas Day.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2143370
    I rewrote 'Let It Snow' to reflect a non-Christmas-y issue, online posts with unintended..
    Rated: E · Personal · #2142199
    Challenge accepted Bard's Hall. Here is some humorous Thanksgiving prep. advice.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2136184
    Two sisters and their brood encounter a roadside hero who rescues them from a breakdown.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2135308
    A waitress struggles with a French-speaking customer. She has strong opinions.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2135081
    Just some thoughts in response to a Writer's Cramp prompt, "He was very sneaky."
    Rated: E · Contest · #2134534
    A sister and brother enlist the help of a store security guard to locate their lost Mommy.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2125245
    A lament re a Writer's Cramp prompt. Once again, Summer is here, and I'm not ready.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2125054
    Inspired by Flash Fiction word prompts, a son bids his Father farewell.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2124344
    Thank goodness there is humour to be found in the horror of modern medicine.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2123604
    This Flash Fiction prompt reflects the arrival of Spring in my exposed neck of the woods.
    Rated: E · Personal · #2123594
    Mother's Day just isn't the same any more. I miss our chinwags.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2123454
    A convoluted conversation between an elderly, dying mother and her disbelieving daughter.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2122986
    For Writer's Cramp a tale of a camping trip despite fickle nature...
    Rated: E · Family · #2122888
    The Writer's Cramp poses that age old question, the one most Moms dread.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2120236
    A bunch of root veggies personified...
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2116649
    Flash Fiction. Who said mothers were the only ones to practice the art of invention?
    Rated: E · Nature · #2116638
    My favourite memory of Spring in an acrostic poem.
    Rated: E · Animal · #2116584
    Okay, Writer's Cramp, I'll describe an interrogation...
    Rated: E · Contest · #2115695
    What animal comes to mind when seeing/hearing 'feet' 'bird', and 'window'?
    Rated: E · Contest · #2113725
    Flash fiction describing a fly on the wall's observations.
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2113718
    Conversation between inscribed Valentine heart candy and moi...
    Rated: E · Fantasy · #2113595
    What if a plate could complain to the cutlery?
    Rated: E · Contest · #2113407
    After exchanging angry words, a son discovers he still needs his mother. Flash Fiction ...
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2113312
    A Flash Fiction piece about names and their alternate meanings...
    Rated: E · Experience · #2113199
    Flash fiction piece with prompt words that spark a memory of my father.
    Rated: E · Parenting · #2106120
    Miscommunication in the aftermath of a first winter car accident...
    Rated: 13+ · Parenting · #2101423
    Carrie, an 8-year old with no fear, coaxes her big, brave father to ride with her...
    Rated: E · Action/Adventure · #2100810
    All Dougie wanted to do was drive into town, and grab a treat. Was that too much to ask?
    Rated: 13+ · Holiday · #2100597
    Writer's Cramp challenge: Your carved Jack O' Lantern suddenly begins to speak...
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2100582
    Jack o' Lantern briefly converses with a conceited pumpkin at a County Fair.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2099728
    Amy's first day on the job is memorable.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2099722
    A Flash Fiction piece describing Amy's first day on the job.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2099628
    Willow meets someone at bedtime. Talking keeps her awake.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2095037
    Vinnie and Death converse in a DMV line...
    Rated: E · Family · #2082936
    My 5-year old granddaughter experiences her first Girl Guide camp.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2082797
    What if the lie was itself a lie? My response to a prompt.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2082726
    Write a dialogue between you and your shadow. Exercising free will and speech.
    Rated: E · Family · #2081342
    A Flash Fiction piece. What could possibly go wrong at a wedding?
    Rated: E · Parenting · #2081139
    My 3-year old daughter endures a house-cleaning accident. For Daily Flash Fiction.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2079765
    Who knew playing a family game would provoke a rocking chair?
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2079453
    Lucy plants bulbs that produce a surprise.
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2076995
    In Canada, citizens are obsessed with their wintery weather.
    Rated: E · Nature · #2076909
    Writer's Cramp: write about March arriving as a lion, no weather references!
    Rated: E · Comedy · #2075069
    Evicting an unwanted visitor of the vermin variety.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2073901
    Wrapping Christmas gifts in verse form.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2073793
    A bit of a poem inspired by a snowflake.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2073538
    A 50 to 75 word example of 'conversion'; a blink.
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2068976
    Created for the Writer's Cramp and its prompt of last minute Christmas shopping..
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2067857
    My spoof/spin-off of that venerable Christmas carol, Winter Wonderland.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2067609
    An offering for Daily Flash Fiction evoking this mother's memory of a curious son.
    Rated: E · Holiday · #2066535
    A Dialogue 500 challenge. Try to talk a live turkey into coming home with you for dinner.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2066130
    An offering for Daily Flash Fiction with three word prompts.
    Rated: E · Action/Adventure · #2063745
    Two old friends run for their lives.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2063014
    Composed for Daily Flash Fiction : use three words,'skeleton'. 'grave', and 'moan'.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2062782
    A brief reflection of the 'horrors" of aging.
    Rated: E · Horror/Scary · #2061870
    Composed for a WDC contest with the prompt to use 20 horror movie titles.
    Rated: 18+ · Comedy · #2058636
    A brief verse composed for a daily writer's cramp prompt. Several phrases were suggested.
    Rated: 18+ · Action/Adventure · #2047151
    An imaginary journal entry for the What a Character contest.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2045518
    A bit of writing inspired by the prompt to "use" sitcom titles from the '80's....
    Rated: E · Children's · #2045439
    For The Writer's Cramp; something that is "lost", but reappears...
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2045388
    An entry for Flash Fiction, prompt: The bell rang three times.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2045381
    I was just attempting to type via my new wireless keyboard. It had other plans....