Flashbacks for 2011

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New Year Predictions

For Christmas, he gave me a sled, a dog, and a ring.

January, it rained. The dog ran away. That should have told me something.


Speed Dating

We had never met before the sledding party. Ran into each other there and fell head over heels.


Even Steven

The days and nights are equal lengths tonight and I’ll start being good. By mid-summer, I’ll be a paragon. Then the nights get longer.


Endless Patience

If I’m in for life, and I live to be eighty and I’m fifteen now, how many games of Solitaire will I play if I play a hundred games a day?


Change for the better

I put a fifty in the collection plate. She smiled at me, and I forgot to take back four tens. We married in May. Worth every cent.



Cat, when I said I wished you had a friend to play with, I didn’t mean a mouse.



Everything is so beautiful and simple here at the bottom of the pool.

I think I’ll stay.


celestial harmony

Thunder and rain after a drought, and the collective sigh of the grass.


Honor Bright

By sheer luck, I was on Don’s murder jury. I talked the others down from Death to 20 years. Least I could do, since I was the real killer.



10pm. We knock on the door and run to the treehouse, giggling.

Midnight. A knock at the treehouse door.

“Guess who.”


Peace at Last

I’d trade all the SuperBowls ever played to have Jennie back, complaining about my watching them.



He could have put the ring on time payments. If he only had, he wouldn’t be holding up the rose garden and I wouldn’t have an aching back. Men!

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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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