Category Archives: Creative Writing

P is for Photos

What an exciting plus for the genealogist or family historian to come upon photographs of ancestors! A story recently published in the Charlotte Observer displayed this iconic 1908 photo by Lewis Hine and told the story behind the discovery of her … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: 50 words of Chagrin

  Turning to the man behind me I* said, “You can order; I haven’t decided.” “Mac’n fries,” He told the cashier. “Sounds good, I’ll have the same.” A tray arrived with fries, which I began sampling. “You through?”  He asked. “Just need my Big … Continue reading

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Top Ten Bookish Things on my Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. If you want to play along, post a link on their site to your blog post and then post a link to them from your blog. The Book Wheel or Love … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Golden Years

Write…a synopsis of your memoir. What are some significant milestones in your life? Which age was the best, and which was the worst? For this challenge, I was reminded of a book I ran across called, “Not Quite What I … Continue reading

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Three Haikus

The WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge revisits the theme of three with the assignment to write a post using three photographs for inspiration. I was mulling this over at the same time I was mulling the prospects of getting out for … Continue reading

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A Rose by a Very Different Name

The Rose has much to brag about A beauty unsurpassed But if the rose be cut or not Its beauty does not last. Your beauty on the other hand Goes well beyond the rose The only word to sum it … Continue reading

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Daily Post: Roy G. Biv

Here’s my pt. 2 of the Cliffhanger: the solution is my contribution to the Daily Post: Roy G. Biv My favorite games are scrabble and Bananagrams. Whenever the family gets together, I have to coax someone away from Settlers of … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Cliffhanger

Here’s my cliffhanger! Solution to follow…(hint is in the title. I’m getting a double writing challenge out of this. Synchronicity in action!) Across 4. Saffy’s brother in the book, Saffy’s Angel 8. A fruit that is also a color 10. … Continue reading

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Gorey Hero

I love the work of Edward Gorey, and recently came across a book of his that I hadn’t previously seen: Thoughtful Alphabets: The Just Dessert and The Deadly Blotter. It inspired me to try my hand at an alphabet story. … Continue reading

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