Flashbacks for 2010

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January, 2010

Helpful Hint

Hubby won’t grant divorce? Try a quick spritz of water on the front steps in sub-freezing temps. Works like a charm!

February, 2010

Love Match

She put herself through college sharking pool. Then she met Bob, who thought he was a billiard king.

She got a loan for her last semester.

March, 2010


United Church of the Dead Splits Over Point of Doctrine: Frankenstein’s Monster–Zombie, or Animated Corpse? Brain Inserted, Not Eaten, Say Dissenters.

April, 2010


“That’s a scribble!” the teacher sneered. “Just a coil that goes down to a point.”

“It’s a tornado.”

Then came the roar and the siren.

May, 2010

Spring Break

His promise. His bungee cord. His lying, two-timing neck.

My alibi.

June, 2010


“They say the bugs will rule the earth someday.”

“Nonsense!” He slaps his neck and abandons his hammock, driven indoors, leaving the tea with the wasp on the rim.

July, 2010

Dressing Appropriately

Socks, tights, pants, shirt, sweater, muffler, hat, gloves, parka.

Summer in Antarctica.

August, 2010

Fruit of Love

When she kissed him, he turned red. He fell–fell hard.

She was the sun and he was her tomato.

September, 2010

Change of Seasons

The leaves were about to turn. So was the worm.

He breathed crisp air and plotted his revenge.

October, 2010


First Alison had a cold, then Louise, then Johnny, then Spike and Lady Margaret.

Sometimes, multiple personality disorder was no damn fun.

November, 2010


Wind howls down the chimney. There is no ash. There are no walls. There is only a chimney, and the wind.

December, 2010


Red, blue and yellow flutter on an evergreen.

The birds fly; the tree is bare..


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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