Tag Archives: Inspiration

Decision Time at Hyde Park

“Eleanor, let him be” commanded the older woman, “and begin to accept that he’s an invalid now!” Ignoring the gloomy advice offered by Franklin’s mother, Eleanor concentrated instead on the man propped up in the bed and staring silently out … Continue reading

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Especially Him…

His head bowed low, the man hurried through the door, desperate to avoid the notice of his wife and children. He didn’t want them to see his face. His wife, a strong woman and not easily deceived, followed him into … Continue reading

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When Characters Come to Visit…

Over the past six months, my house has gotten a lot more crowded. At one time, our household consisted of me, my husband, and the three dachshunds. Lately, a lot of freeloaders have begun showing up. I can barely move … Continue reading

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Soul Survivors

I learned today that on February 23rd, Alice Herz-Sommer, reported to be the world’s oldest known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London. She was 110 years old at the time of her death. As I thought about Herz-Sommer’s life … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Ultimatums and Liberation!

Before rising this morning, I grabbed for my iPhone and took a quick peek at my email. My sleep-bleared eyes were captured by today’s “Daily Prompt,” and struck by the timeliness of the topic: Tell us about the time you … Continue reading

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Hopes and Realization

Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped. Lillian Hellman, Playwright. Several days ago, I posted a short piece of fiction. I wrote the story in June. I came back to … Continue reading

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Dancing Like Ray Lewis

Near my writing station, I keep a photo of Ray Lewis, the former NFL linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I am absolutely crazy for football. I live and breathe the stuff during … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up, Scotty

Please! Can anyone explain to me why inspiration always strikes when I’m stuck behind a steering wheel, heading down the highway at 75 mph, dodging tractor-trailers, dump trucks, motorcycles, stray deer, and God knows what else? It is not exactly … Continue reading

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