Work: That Four-Letter Word

Dear Work, I used to like you, but you became unbearable. Your demands became too great and nothing was ever good enough. I was thankful to have a job, and I really liked what I was doing. But I've had enough. I'm quitting. I have another job lined up that will not be near as … Continue reading Work: That Four-Letter Word


Serial Killer II–Writing 101

I lost my mother in 1994. She had had a massive heart attack and three subsequent strokes. Telling her it was okay to let go if that was what was best for her was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. My husband and I had planned to re-decorate our son's old … Continue reading Serial Killer II–Writing 101

Dialogue and Foreshadowing–Writing 101

Chandra and Marigold were standing by their lockers after school. Chandra's blond curls bounced around her oval face as she rushed to put her books away for the weekend. "What's got you so excited?" Marigold had never seen her friend so animated. There was something different about Chandra lately. She seemed happier than usual. She … Continue reading Dialogue and Foreshadowing–Writing 101