Autumn Hike

Last week I went for a 15-mile hike in Thonotosassa, FL, and, I've gotta say, the scenery looked kinda like it always does. Green with palms. Well, there was a bunch of leaf litter from oaks which were looking a little lean from dropping leaves but that was the only difference from the usual. The … Continue reading Autumn Hike

For the Quest!

"You make so much trouble for him," Mrs Journ scolded the three female warriors who collapsed into chairs of various tables around the empty dining area of her small inn. With her braided hair bound tall in a silver mountain, the proprietress shook a large wooden spoon at each of them. "You should be ashamed … Continue reading For the Quest!

Child’s Play

"Your mother was very specific!" cried Lester, the babysitter. "You two need to be in bed by 8:00 PM!" Two boys, ages 9 and 5, sat one behind the other astride a saddle upon a massive iguana which, like the babysitter, was falling from the sky. The 5-year-old pouted, hugging his brother about the waist, … Continue reading Child’s Play

Warming Up

Nico grabbed a tightly coiled blue longe line from a shelf in the tack room of Wild Lime Stables. "He doesn't belong here," he said. Bonnie, the owner of the facility, shouldered two sets of reins and shrugged. "I got the impression that the new groom's a quick learner, hard worker, and team player with … Continue reading Warming Up

Daily Writing Challenge, Day #31 (last one yay!)

My Word-of-the-Day Challenge Directions: Use the Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster.com from the month of August in a scene; each day’s post must be a continuation of the previous day’s post. Word count limit: 150 words August 31, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: desultory (adj.) Definition: 1: marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose 2: not connected with the … Continue reading Daily Writing Challenge, Day #31 (last one yay!)

Daily Writing Challenge, Day #30

My Word-of-the-Day Challenge Directions: Use the Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster.com from the month of August in a scene; each day’s post must be a continuation of the previous day’s post. Word count limit: 150 words August 30, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: numinous (adj.) Definition: 1: having a mysterious or spiritual quality 2: filled with a sense of the presence … Continue reading Daily Writing Challenge, Day #30

Daily Writing Challenge, Day #29

My Word-of-the-Day Challenge Directions: Use the Word of the Day from Merriam-Webster.com from the month of August in a scene; each day’s post must be a continuation of the previous day’s post. Word count limit: 150 words August 29, 2021, Merriam-Webster Word of the Day: lollygag (v.) Definition: : to fool around and waste time  “No lollygagging. Explanation, please.” Clementine faced the … Continue reading Daily Writing Challenge, Day #29