Freshly Pressed Gratitude

A quick post to thank WordPress for featuring my post ‘Oklahoma‘ on Freshly Pressed yesterday, and to thank all the people who have stopped by to read the post. Thanks for the supportive comments and fresh follows. I’ve just started writing fiction, thanks to the writing prompts from WordPress and Trifecta. I appreciate the supportive […]

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Oklahoma

It was the time of dust. We’d gone out West when I was three. Irene was six, and Little Joe wasn’t quite born yet. While Mom and Pop were out plowin’, Irene told me stories about Boston. I couldn’t remember it, but she said it was a dark, dirty city, all tall buildings and noise […]

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When You Were My Age

A Boy and His Toy Gun

This is what I believed: You were on a secret mission for the government. You’d been selected because of your special military skills. You were undercover, top secret, incognito. Every once in a while, I’d see a man who looked a little bit like you. Was it you, so well-disguised? I knew you were watching […]

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Thank you!

I just learned my post ‘Toenails and Kisses’ was Freshly Pressed. It was written in response to the Weekly Challenge: From Mundane to Meaningful. I’m so honored and excited. I’m incredibly busy with my job today but will read comments and respond tonight. Thank you for stopping by!

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Toenails and Kisses

“Let me see your toes.” “No!” “Oh, come on. Let me just take a look. Hey, your owie is healing. It’s all gone!” My six-year-old daughter has had a bad case of athlete’s foot the past few weeks. Months? I’m not sure. I’d bought her some ointment, taught her to use it, and packed it […]

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