It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

Oh no! We've passed the middle of July and I haven't supplied you with your fix of short fiction for the month. I wrote this one back in the spring with a little help from the prompt producing folks over at The First Line Literary Journal. Unfortunately, the story didn't get accepted, but as the … Continue reading It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

That's right The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles is DONE!! Okay, not "done" done, but done enough to celebrate with all kinds of happy dancing and hoppy libations because it was a major struggle getting to this point. The Troubles I wrote the bare bones of Bonds as I was reworking … Continue reading Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”

Happy Solstice Everyone!!!

It's the solstice and that means today's the day those of us in the northern hemisphere walk around humming, "Here Comes the Sun."  I can't stand being cold so I hate winter, but I do LOVE that the first day of winter means the return of more daylight hours! And, since I do all my art … Continue reading Happy Solstice Everyone!!!

Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby!

As I mentioned last time, winter has arrived a bit early here in Portland. Luckily, our power is still on (so far), but we had no need of television or Internet to supply our entertainment Wednesday night since just outside our door was a live show of the Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby. Now. before … Continue reading Winter Wonderland Smash Up Derby!