If I Were a Carpenter… #DreamJob #DailyPrompt


What’s your dream job? Other than becoming a world-famous author (still working on that one 😁), or a National Geographic photographer (camera equipment is EXPENSIVE!), I used to fantasize about carpentry- I know, strange, right? I’ve always been a fan of captivating architecture, whether it’s a twenty-story post-modern building, the arching silhouette of a grand…

My 2021 #Writing and #Reading Wrap-up


That’s my inner wild child above. In reality, we were tucked away between the covers by 9pm, lol I’ve seen a few wrap-up posts around the blogging sphere and thought it would be a good idea to do the same- maybe it will motivate me for 2022! Writing Wrap-up It was a middle of the…

Counting my Blessings #Inspirational #Life


This holiday season I’m counting my blessings With so much craziness in the world, I’m finding it more important than ever to be grateful for what I have such as a relatively healthy family, food for our tummies, and a warm roof over our heads. There are many who lack these basic necessities, and there…

Facing Life’s Challenges Head-On- #Inspirational #FamilyFirst


No one said it would be easy… Why is it some people seem to breeze through life as though they’re blessed by every good luck charm known to man? Gorgeous, popular, healthy, rich, if you want it, they’ve got it. Obviously, there’s more to these divine beings than what we lower humans see, but it’s…

Mind Games- #FictioninaFlash #amwriting #WritersCommunity


Week #32 of Suzanne Burke’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge. You can read the entries and join in here. I wrote this as a scene for my WIP and went over the 750 word limit by a bit- sorry! Mind Games Jessica and Chris had been trekking for what felt like forever, though when she…

Innocence- #FictioninaFlash Challenge #WritingCommunity #amwriting


This week’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge is provided by Suzanne Burke. You can read the entries and join in here. Innocence The snow fell softly, splattering against the windshield only to get brushed aside by the car’s wipers. It had been snowing for most of the three-hour drive and Vanessa was tired. If it…

Transformation- #FictioninaFlash Challenge #WritingCommunity #amwriting


Week #25 for Suzanne Burke’s Fiction in a Flash Challenge Read the entries and join in here. Each week she features an image and invites you to write a Flash Fiction or Non-Fiction piece inspired by that image in any format and genre of your choosing.  Maximum word count: 750 words. Transformation Jenny pouted in the backseat of her mom’s…

The Long Road Home- #Fiction in a Flash #Challenge @amwriting


Suzanne Burke stimulates the imagination with her weekly Fiction in a Flash #Challenges! You can read the participants entries and join in here The Long Road Home The creak of saddle leather and gentle sway of Maggie’s horse lulled her toward a long overdo nap. Two weeks and still no sign of the men she…

The Land of the Free- Fiction in a Flash Challenge #amwriting #WritingCommunity @pursoot


Fiction in a Flash Challenge #16 Suzanne Burke came up with this beautiful photo for this week’s prompt. Read the entries and join in here: https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/fiction-in-a-flash-challenge-week-16-new-image-prompt-join-in-the-fun-pursoot-iartg-asmsg-writingcommunity/ The full moon rode a crest of diaphanous clouds in the midnight sky, turning the snow into a diamond-encrusted field stretching as far as Luna could see. A soft…

Saturday Satisfaction #amwriting #gardening


I Finished the Damn Book! May was such a messed up month for me, I was getting seriously worried whether I could finish the book I had up on pre-order in time to fulfill my obligations. It came down to the wire, but I got it done and feel good about the outcome 🙂 Now…

A Letter From Home- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


February 13, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier, or invent a new use for it. Go where the prompt leads! Follow along or join in at Charli Mills’ Carrot Ranch- here…

A Parent’s Nightmare- #FlashFictionChallenge #amwriting


This week’s challenge courtesy of Charli Mills Carrot Ranch: January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where, and why? Go where the prompt leads! I decided to take…