In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a humorous short story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. See... Catching two dragons with one net. I am writing a short story, so the character doesn't need as much depth as … Continue reading Short Story: Character Basics
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a short humorous story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. I'll reference these later, but I use 'top ten' and 'what if' when brainstorming. Top Ten I've also seen this as rule of … Continue reading Short Story: Brainstorming 101
In a valiant attempt to focus on nano this year, I decided to chronicle my journey creating a short humorous story as a series of blog posts I could schedule over November. This was inspired from a Community Ed class on short stories. One of the exercises from this class was to start with a … Continue reading Short Story: The Idea
My six-year-old daughter was bringing chapstick to school. "Don't let anyone use your chapstick," I said. "Mom," She huffed then said, "I'm not that kind of girl."
I believe the human mind is always seeking to make order out of chaos. I seek to make sense of the random acts that effect me by working them into my own personal stories. I emphasize different facets of my story based on what is important to me at that moment. My narrative grows and changes as I do. … Continue reading The story we tell ourselves
What do you get when you combine a 4-year-old and rolled up cardboard? A trip to the doc to remove said cardboard from their nose! Two weeks ago, my son said, "Mommy I have garbage in my nose." I thought he meant booger. So showed him how to blow his nose. Then Sunday night he … Continue reading What do you get when you combine a 4-year-old and rolled up cardboard?
The soft sob my daughter gave was not normal. It was a school morning. Which meant at 7:15 she was barefoot, and crazy haired from sleep. She looked up and Instead of the missing-front-teeth-grin, her mouth puckered and tears rolled down her cheeks. "The tooth fairy never came." Her lips quivered. My heart picked up … Continue reading Tooth Fairy
I had a computer backpack puked on recently. (I’ll tell you later) I was afraid that even with the best cleaning, I'd always be followed with the faint smell of vomit. I needed a new backpack. So I cleaned out the old one, stacking each item on the kitchen counter. Computer, cord, highlighters, pens, notepads, … Continue reading Inappropriate or funny for a blog post?