of all the poemsabout spaceI like yours bestno overwrought similes orallusions to theserenity ofendless stars,countless planets, ormyriad asteroidsno swirling comettails or meteorshowers of affectioninstead you illustratequite adeptly thesuccinct pleasures ofa cold, silentblackhole
In 1944, the 306th Bomb Group was stationed in Thurleigh, England. Lieutenant Robert A. Stalker was a bombardier in the 369th Squadron. He met an English girl named Muriel Paul, who lived in nearby Bedford. The attraction was immediate and mutual. Robert and Muriel saw each other whenever they could. Five weeks after they met, … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
What do you love to read? My favourite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak and my favourite short story is "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. I could read either of these any time.
Well, I've gotten completely and thoroughly derailed from my writing plans and the goals I set out for the writing challenges like Round of Words in 80 Days and 12 Short Stories in 12 Months. But I don't mind, because it was for a good reason. A great reason. My son has been here visiting … Continue reading What’s a little derailment among family?
I have to admit, I think it's kind of funny that shortly after I blog about falling in love with writing again, life happens to throw a great big wrench in my writing plans. But it's such a happy wrench I don't really care. I do like it when life does such a good job. … Continue reading When life happens well
Omygoshomygoshomygosh! You guys, I'm so ridiculously happy I can't stop grinning. Even when I'm sleeping. I woke up in the middle of the night last night and realised there was a great big grin on my face...at 2a.m. My oldest boy surprised me by coming to visit! I had no clue...he was very good at … Continue reading Happy momma, right here!
I don't think my son is going to follow in Christiane Amanpour's footsteps, but I do think he did a good job interviewing his grandmother several years ago for a school project. I'd forgotten all about it. With my re-awakened interest in my mother-in-law's story about her boyfriend during WWII, it's a bit of serendipity … Continue reading Serendipity comes when least expected
I've been re-captured by the story of my mother-in-law and her boyfriend in WWII. His name was Robert Stalker, and he was an American bombardier stationed in Thurleigh, England. I first started hearing this story three or four years ago. Recent discussions with my mother-in-law have reminded me how much I like this story and … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
I learned today that May is Short Story Month in the States. This makes me happy, not only because I like short stories so much but also because my own story will come out on the 29th. I find that rather apropos. Although I've written stories for as long as I can remember, it wasn't … Continue reading Short Story Month