A 10-year old boy's pleas with his Ma to let him go hunting with his older brother. However, you have to ask yourself is that the plea?
In Edward Lear's poem, "The Owl and the Pussycat," you will find the word runcible. The mere mentioning of the word conjures up feelings of rustic surroundings or something crude. After looking up the meaning, I was way off the real definition. I admit that runcible is not in my day-to-day vocabulary for writing or … Continue reading Runcible. Really?
Hanging a wreath on the front door is a typical Christmas tradition, and we've enjoyed the tradition for many generations in my family. Growing up in a family of 11 siblings we were very creative and spendthrift on holiday decorations. So we would scour the wooded areas to find magnolia trees. The leaves are … Continue reading Christmas Wreath Tradition
Hanging a wreath on doors is a family tradition that has been carried on for many generations in my family. Grandmother’s wreath was small and she probably purchased it from the local old five and dime store in our small Georgia town. It only stayed on the door a few days before and after Christmas. … Continue reading Christmas: Entertaining House Guests
Not all stories are great and that is a fact of writing. Some stories are written just to get the subject matter off the writer's mind, so to speak. That type of writing is very therapeutic. Other stories may be just an expression of pure creativity. This type of story is sometimes inspired by another author … Continue reading Story Writing
Dressler's vision was not as sharp as it had been in years past but then what would you expect from someone nearing 70. As a young girl, she enjoyed reading when she could steal time way from her assorted farm chores. Her parents were understanding about her love to read when she was assigned homework but … Continue reading Short Story: Book Drive
What magic words "Once upon a time". Sometimes don't you wish your writing could set your reader out on a trip to fairy tale land? Taking them to far away places or back in time or even forward in time. You invoke this magical transport with each of your stories. As writers, we work in a … Continue reading Once Upon A Time: World Building