And the Band Plays On

I learned piano at age seven, but when I was given the choice of instruments in 6th grade, I chose the oboe. I wanted to be the duck from Peter and the Wolf, its voice charming and independent. The first year was tough, spending hours bent over beginner books, memorizing fingerings, frustrated I couldn’t play … Continue reading And the Band Plays On

All Good Things Must Come to an End

I have spent ten Christmas drives from Michigan to Texas planning where to eat. Twenty-five hours is a long time to fantasize about food. Only getting to eat perfectly seasoned white meat at  Chick-Fil-A, creamy bean and cheese tacos at  Taco Cabana, or the most moist smoked brisket at  Rudy's once a year is torture. … Continue reading All Good Things Must Come to an End

Undeveloped

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