A Long Drive Home

Standing on his doorstep, waiting, it felt like the whole summer had slipped away on the long drive home. Summer vacation meant road trips and visiting extended family and friends. It meant sibling squabbles in the backseat over who got to sit next to the window, eating sugary cereal at sunrise on picnic benches and … Continue reading A Long Drive Home

I was more of a teacher’s plague than a pet.

I wasn't a very good student. If I was completely honest, I'd have to admit that it was mostly due to an overwhelming interest in social experiences rather than cerebral ones that kept me from achieving better grades. But I'm not that honest, so I'll blame it on poor study habits and a lack of … Continue reading I was more of a teacher’s plague than a pet.

Joy Ride

The Red Writing Hood assignment this week,  from Write on Edge , was to write about a journey, specifically a road trip. Think about who is in the car. Where are they going and why? What’s on the radio or what are the travelers talking about? In 300 words or less, create a fiction or … Continue reading Joy Ride

Twas the Night Before School Starts

Twas the night before school starts, when all through the house not a child was stirring, not even my spouse. The backpacks were hung, in the mudroom with ease, in the hopes our first morning, would be but a breeze. The girls were both restless, alone in their beds visions of homework crowded their heads. … Continue reading Twas the Night Before School Starts


This week's Red Writing Hood writing prompt was to write only a 400 word post using the following picture for inspiration. Usually I focus on non-fiction writing, but this week I thought I would try something different and write  fiction. It took me forever to figure out where I wanted to start, so of course, … Continue reading Undeveloped