Boot Camp

~Memoir~ Chapter 5 Boot Camp It seemed like it only took months for my sickness to progress into a total meltdown. I felt depleted of every ounce of strength, like wafting wet paper I floated along drained. It was a weekday in winter, and the chill was all around me. I could smell death and…

Blackberry Jam

You see the person you loved, The one that loved you back. They’ve quoted the same book and sat in the same pew. You know– the right seats. The ones up close where the “important” people sit. What happened? They smile a plastic drawn on mess as you pass. No whispered hellos. Is there still…

Kentucky Book Fair

I have been trying to get caught up with blogs, book chapters, and marketing eBooks. Shortly after the Kentucky Book fair I went to stay at my son’s home for a couple weeks and recuperated after a minor surgery. Before I knew it Thanksgiving had come and gone. So I am just now getting a…

Cherry Trees in Winter

For the past few months the very word “cherry tree blossom” has been magnified in my spirit. It all started back in November or December while watching a movie called “Saving Mr. Banks.”  This film is about the author of Mary Poppins and how her children’s classics came about. Although the author is quite cantankerous…

Walter, Chapter #1

­­ Walter Kendal lay beside the tree stump, his head resting behind his arms in a heap of fall evergreens trees towered and hid the horizon. The woods were faintly dark with slivers of light and yet softly still, except for the occasional rustling of foliage falling to the earth, and the soft cooing sound…