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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 and "Blogging Circle of Friends Prompt Forum
HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS
An army tank,an 8-year old,several volunteer firemen,and one anxious Mom meet one day...
Rated: 13+
~1,535 Words
Contest Entry, Family, Drama
Type: Short Story
Updated about a year ago
What was the one thing my Barbie's wardrobe lacked??
Rated: 13+
~808 Words
Comedy, Family, Holiday
Type: Short Story
Updated about a year 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 3 months ago
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    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2143607
    A Writer's Cramp prompt: Compose a Christmas letter using suggested, random lines.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest Entry · #2142199
    Challenge accepted Bard's Hall. Here is some humorous Thanksgiving prep. advice.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2136184
    Two sisters and their brood encounter a roadside hero who rescues them from a breakdown.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2135308
    A waitress struggles with a French-speaking customer. She has strong opinions.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest Entry · #2124344
    Thank goodness there is humour to be found in the horror of modern medicine.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2123604
    This Flash Fiction prompt reflects the arrival of Spring in my exposed neck of the woods.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2123594
    Mother's Day just isn't the same any more. I miss our chinwags.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2123454
    A convoluted conversation between an elderly, dying mother and her disbelieving daughter.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2122986
    For Writer's Cramp a tale of a camping trip despite fickle nature...
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2122888
    The Writer's Cramp poses that age old question, the one most Moms dread.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest · #2116638
    My favourite memory of Spring in an acrostic poem.
    Rated: E · Contest · #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 · Contest · #2113718
    Conversation between inscribed Valentine heart candy and moi...
    Rated: E · Contest · #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 · Contest · #2113312
    A Flash Fiction piece about names and their alternate meanings...
    Rated: E · Contest · #2113199
    Flash fiction piece with prompt words that spark a memory of my father.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2106120
    Miscommunication in the aftermath of a first winter car accident...
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2101423
    Carrie, an 8-year old with no fear, coaxes her big, brave father to ride with her...
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2100810
    All Dougie wanted to do was drive into town, and grab a treat. Was that too much to ask?
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #2100597
    Writer's Cramp challenge: Your carved Jack O' Lantern suddenly begins to speak...
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest · #2099628
    Willow meets someone at bedtime. Talking keeps her awake.
    Rated: E · Contest · #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 · Contest · #2082726
    Write a dialogue between you and your shadow. Exercising free will and speech.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2081342
    A Flash Fiction piece. What could possibly go wrong at a wedding?
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest · #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: E · 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 · Contest Entry · #2068976
    Created for the Writer's Cramp and its prompt of last minute Christmas shopping..
    Rated: E · 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 · Contest · #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 · Contest · #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+ · Contest · #2058636
    A brief verse composed for a daily writer's cramp prompt. Several phrases were suggested.
    Rated: 18+ · Contest Entry · #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 · Contest · #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+ · Contest · #2045381
    I was just attempting to type via my new wireless keyboard. It had other plans....
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2045375
    A re-vision/ re-write: One of many parenting predicaments....
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2044118
    Something composed for Daily Flash Fiction: "What are we waiting for?"
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2042377
    A story composed in response to the contest prompt to use the titles of 70's songs.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2041456
    A poem inspired by a writer's cramp prompt; follow the alphabet.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2040999
    A brief bit of writing inspired by the prompt " they got what they deserved".
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2040658
    Composed for The Writers' Cramp. Four distinct prompts had to be used.
    Rated: E · Contest · #2037963
    A regrettable surgical procedure?
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2037805
    All I wanted to do was bathe my Shelties, but fate had other plans.
    Rated: 13+ · Biographical · #2037799
    Francis, my great-grandfather, fought in W.W.1 as a sergeant in The Fighting Fish.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2035982
    Derrald struggles to fit in at his warehouse job, one day at a time.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2035602
    Darleen is left alone with her chips after a long day at work.
    Rated: E · Other · #2035218
    A depository for my pieces that have been awarded with awardicons and merit badges.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2033990
    A raccoon forced from a chimney makes a "hullabaloo".
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2033286
    Captain Jack is caught in a terrible storm at sea.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2032397
    A bit of poetry to describe the second month of the year.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #2032340
    I composed this poem for my dear Nanny in 1996.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2032064
    Remembering my irrepressible and vivacious little sister.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2031844
    My future husband really "lived" his movie-watching dates. He had tried to warn me.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2031104
    A husband and wife floor each other one fateful evening.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2030949
    Composed in response to the prompt,"I can't find it anywhere";a common mother refrain.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2030823
    Whoops! Sherry mistakenly appears at the wrong meeting.
    Rated: E · Children's · #2030257
    A whimsical verse based on finding a moose on a roof. Why? How?
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2030092
    Our family's adventures shopping in the big city; a close encounter with a rock star!
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2029888
    Composed for the prompt, I'm not ready for this.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2027101
    My sister's uneasy co-habitation with mice.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2023431
    Children and Christmas trees are a chaotic mixture.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #2020515
    Everyone has been gobsmacked at one time or another. Sometimes, it can be a good thing!
    Rated: 18+ · Comedy · #2020375
    A very real family funeral! My 2-year old great-nephew and I surprise each other.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #2017482
    The eulogy I wrote and delivered for my precious Mom's funeral.
    Rated: E · Other · #2017254
    My random thoughts and reactions to my everyday life. The voices like a forum.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #2016716
    Hallowe'en is a time to try something new especially impractical costumes.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2004477
    Written is response to a prompt with the opening line: The screen flashed 9-1-1.
    Rated: E · Contest Entry · #2002823
    A response to a writer's cramp prompt: the paint had dried. Semi-fictional?
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #2000611
    Craig kept a strange pet; a caiman also known as a mini alligator. One winter it escaped.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #2000468
    A brief, but true recounting of an eventful family move prompted by a contest suggestion.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1999897
    My granddaughter's stuffed animal; beloved and abused. Written for a prompt.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1998090
    A remembrance sparked by a prompt re 'firsts'. Christmas is a very special holiday.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1997746
    Laughter reigns when a cocky city boy mis-hears a little girl.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1997572
    A support group for the clumsy and the klutzy. Black and blue for the accident prone!
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1997566
    Everyone wants to be acknowledged and appreciated. Why are we hesitant to say "Hi"?
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1997561
    A poem written in response to the prompt 'summer fruits'. I remember strawberry picking.
    Rated: E · Contest · #1997555
    Written in response to a prompt re an unsuitable pet.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1997119
    A Canadian snowstorm is predictable in its unpredictability
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1994882
    This was a poem of actual events written in response to a prompt about unpacking.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1994349
    D.I.Y: my creative vision is impaired by my limited eye-hand coordination.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1993787
    After a very long winter we emerge to a new beginning. We need to free ourselves....
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1993701
    The scapegoat for family gassiness. It's easier to blame the dog than accept ownership.
    Rated: 13+ · Contest · #1993600
    'Tis the season for ravenous mosquitoes.....
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #1993363
    Some sister thoughts to mark the one-year anniversary of Laurie's death.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1992485
    Just what would a single male blackfly post in his quest for a suitable mate?
    Rated: 13+ · Contest Entry · #1991734
    An army tank,an 8-year old,several volunteer firemen,and one anxious Mom meet one day...
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1991593
    Perhaps skunks get undeserved bad press. I think they're romantics like the rest of us.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1991404
    prompt/contest: write from viewpoint of a pet interviewed re their ideal/dream owner
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1991305
    My sister, Laurie, endured M.S. for too many years. I imagine this was her perception.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1991171
    My two left feet agree to disagree.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1991091
    The many meanings, in the English language, of the useful word "up".
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1991004
    It takes determination and self-sacrifice to sell Girl Guide cookies!!
    Rated: 18+ · Comedy · #1990971
    The infomercial "things" I won't be returning after Christmas because they're not "me".
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1990611
    A piece about travelling via a transport in the U.S.A.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1990057
    Travelling via a semi-truck. How many words are there to describe "shakened"?
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1989662
    In Canada, we have finally shed our woollies and we anticipate our non-winter!!
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1989644
    What was the one thing my Barbie's wardrobe lacked??
    Rated: 13+ · Drama · #1989350
    Derrald discovers that a simple wave can have disastrous results!
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1987919
    Where do our writing ideas come from??
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1987907
    'twas the night before another March Break .A poem about travelling with the grands!
    Rated: E · Other · #1987849
    An homage to the only feline that chose to grace me with his presence.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1987767
    A humorous look at cat-sitting.
    Rated: 13+ · Comedy · #1986976
    A humorous look at car-travelling with children.
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