Tag Archives: childhood

Why Do You Write?

          My mind immediately flashes to images of Anne Shirley and Jo March when I think of a writer. I loved them when I was a child (I still love them), and I remember cheering when … Continue reading

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And Your TRUTH Shall Set You Free.

            Deborah Cruz, better known as @TruthfulMommy, authors the often hilarious, sometimes make you cry, always brutally honest parenting site The TRUTH about Motherhood. She is the wife to her best friend, a writer, and … Continue reading

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In the Dark of Night

Today I am linking up with The Lightning & the Lightning-Bug for the prompt, “In the Dark of Night.” ************************************************** I tiptoe in to check on you, five crumpled dollar bills in my fist. You sleep hard, tangled up in sheets, … Continue reading

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Where I’m From–New Orleans

Looking for my Storkie giveaway? CLICK HERE! I found this writing excercise via Galit Breen’s blog, These Little Waves, and she got it from Mama Kat. It’s been on my mind for awhile, but I’ve been distracted. Now it’s time. … Continue reading

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Today Call Me Honored.

Today I’m honored to welcome my one of my bloggy crushes, Julie Gardner, of By Any Other Name. Julie is a writer, a mom to two children and some canines, and is a lover of books, tortilla chips and mascara. … Continue reading

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The Hair is Just Not Fair.

Today I’m doing The Red Dress Club prompt: jealousy. We all have it. We all feel it. Now we’d like you to write about it. We’ll leave it open: you can write about something/someone you envy, a time when jealousy … Continue reading

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The Bully With the Brown Shoes

When I was six I met Bully Melanie. She wore brown shoes with scuffed up toes, the laces dirty, graying and often untied. Her brown hair was stick straight, flat against the sides of her chunky cheeks. Her squinty brown eyes bored into me, so I avoided them. Which is probably … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters

My brother Mark and I I wanted to marry my little brother “Markie.” Clad in my favorite Strawberry Shortcake shirt and a dress made from a blanket. A fake flower plucked from a vase. A veil edged in lace. Markie in my … Continue reading

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Memoir Monday: Mr. JC, Mrs. Lucy, a Lizard Egg and a Seahorse; or, Life is Fragile.

It’s Memoir Monday, folks! Please write your own & link up with Travis over at I Like To Fish! When I was five years old, we lived in the grey house at 3003 Creole Drive in Houma, Louisiana, and had some … Continue reading

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Baby You and Me Got A Groovy Kind of Love…

I was reading my friend Ami’s blog recently and one of her writing prompts mentioned the Phil Collins’ song “A Groovy Kind of Love.” Whenever I hear this song, I’m instantly 12 years old again, wearing my red UNITS outfit. … Continue reading

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