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Vine Leaves Press has published my micro!

Published my 50 word story! Here's the link OR read it here! Story No.375 BlinkWe pulled behind the line of cars stopped at the intersection. The traffic light blinked green. No one moved. Our irate driver yelled. “Moron, get off your phone.” Horns blared. The car ahead of us jerked forward. The light blinked ...

I love Social Media

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This is a link to my friend's blog. She wrote about me and Jessica. HER daughter's name is also Jessica. The rest of the story is kind of intriguing. It almost sounds made up. It's not.

The Journey Began Here

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Me when I was in First Grade The television set was first introduced into homes in the '50s. Every day, someone on our block was getting their brand new TV delivered. I can still see the delivery men carrying the monster box into our house and setting up the new black and white ...

The Lie

I lift the faded black and white class photo out of the box and turn it over. There's a date on the bottom: 1958. The girl with the headband and ringlets, sitting in the third row of desks, is my best friend, Lori. Everyone used to say she looked exactly like the Shirley Temple doll, ...


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I’m proud of myself. Today I took a giant leap and entered the Pitch Wars contest, a mentoring program where published/agented authors, editors, or industry interns choose one writer each, read their entire manuscript, and offer suggestions on how to make the manuscript shine for an agent showcase. So I believe I have a chance. I ...


Ever hear that phrase, “Stay positive?” Wondering what exactly that phrase meant, I decided to look it up. Here’s the definition: “Staying positive means accepting the fact that you’re in deep trouble and working towards a plausible solution rather than just sitting and crying over the fact that you’re in deep trouble.” It all started this evening ...

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