Merry Christmas!–writing 101

Christmas at our house was the happiest time of the year. My mother loved to decorate and her taste was ecclectic. Our tree was filled with lights, shiny ornaments, and tinsel. We had gold garland and silver. The neighbors would come over every year to see our tree. Garland and greenery were draped and hung … Continue reading Merry Christmas!–writing 101

Contrast in Dialogue: Writing 101

The subject in the psychology class was punishment. The professor was also a practicing psychologist with several degrees behind her name. Most of the people in the class were fresh out of high school, I was the lone thirty-something-year-old. "Punishment doesn't work," Dr. Atkins said. I raised my hand. "Do you equate punishment with discipline?" … Continue reading Contrast in Dialogue: Writing 101