Category: Writing Prompts

$500 Worth of Bliss

Oh, the things I could do….with $500. Mama Kat's prompt this week is such an easy one for me. Imagining her Barbie-singing self handing me five crisp, cool $100 bills was a lovely little daydream. Naturally the list of what I could/would/want to do with it is long. Verrrrrrry long. But my #1 choice, right […]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What I Don’t Understand

I don't understand why I fight myself to stay up so late when I'm so tired all day long.  I don't understand why people eat at Applebee's and Chili's and other places that have the same. damn. thing. all. the. time. when there are so many other choices out there. I don't understand why what […]

Roots

I dig smart people. Throw in a good amount of passion and the desire to coax out the good in others and, well, I get just a little bit of a crush. And I've been crushin' on Erin for awhile now. We didn't actually 'meet' at Bloggy Boot Camp in St. Louis, but we connected […]

Adam Levine and the Art of Dancing Alone

There's a line in the movie "It's Complicated" that I think about often. It's on Jane and Adam's first date, as they're in the car after the party they've attended at Jane's daughter's house. For the first time since they became parents they smoked pot, danced, acted like fools and had a rockin' good time. […]

A Girl, Her Bike and Those Cherry Red Cheeks

It's her cheeks I first see. Cherry red in perfect circles, like beacons that beg for attention. She goes back and forth Up and down Foot on foot off. Determined. Happy. Oblivious. She's been avoiding this bike for years. Scared. Unsure. Bruised. It's bested her one too many times, so she was happier with it […]

The Peanut Butter Finger…Memories of Second Grade

My second grade teacher. I loved her. Second grade was the only year I spent in Catholic elementary school. I’m still not sure why; maybe it’s because it’s the year I made my First Communion. Maybe there was some weird thing with my mom that she sent me there. Don’t know. The rest of my […]

Giving, Receiving and the In Between

  I’m a terrible shopper. I get all excited to go browse favorite stores, usually don’t have much of a problem finding a few things I’d like to buy, but almost always end up talking myself out of buying anything at all. Usually it’s because I already have something at home that works perfectly well, […]

No Words, Just Love

#reverb12 Day 18: 1000 Words: There’s the old saying that a photo is worth 1,000 words.  Give us a photo with that impact that sums up some significant event of your 2012, or give us 1000 words about a pivotal moment in 2012. I only need one. Mine. This #Reverb12 prompt courtesy of Meredith. 

Everyday Inspiration

#reverb 12, Day 16: Who inspired you? I could talk about the 'famous' people I find inspirational. That would be easy. But today the words seem empty and unimportant, considering all that's happened over the weekend. Too much sadness, too much loss, too many bullets. All weekend long I've heard the phrase 'it takes a […]

On Innocence and Anything But

  I can't. I've spent the better part of the day consumed by the television reports of the senseless violence that happened in one of the last places in our world we had considered–up until this morning–sacred and safe. I've spent the better part of the day alternating between tears and nausea, thinking of the […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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