Nine Inch Nails, Floppy Disks and Cute Boys

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge,  was to recall those early memories of being online. But there were two catches: Do not use the phrase “I remember…” And no laundry lists. Try to focus on one small memory. And since I missed the link up, again, I took a little liberty … Continue reading Nine Inch Nails, Floppy Disks and Cute Boys

Reliving My Childhood

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge,  is to write a memoir beginning with the words, "I miss my childhood..." Word limit, 500. I miss my childhood. Actually, no I don't. I've been wracking my brain for two days trying to make this writing prompt work for me, but seriously, I just … Continue reading Reliving My Childhood

The Worst Date Ever

The RemembeRed memoir assignment this week,  from Write on Edge,  is to write about a memory of ourselves WITH someone else. Word limit, 600 or less. A way to start: His/her name was ______________________ and looking back now, I realize…. When he was on stage, his personality preceded him. In the theater, he captured my … Continue reading The Worst Date Ever

Lullabies I Never Sang

The assignment this week for RemembeRED, the memoir prompt at Write on Edge, asked us to explore our worst memory. What was it? How did it affect us? What would I have done differently, if anything? Imagine the act of writing it would free me  from it. I've thought about this memory a thousand times, … Continue reading Lullabies I Never Sang

I Got a Little Change in My Pocket Going Jingle Lingle Ling

The Tortoise slept in her car seat, waiting for me to get out the door.  Days dragged, hot and muggy. The cicada sang, reminding me my garden efforts were futile. Musty carpets, cracked tile and a hint of urine lingering beneath the wallpaper in the downstairs bathroom crowded my thoughts. At least the kitchen looked … Continue reading I Got a Little Change in My Pocket Going Jingle Lingle Ling