Category: fiction

Writing Prompts #3

An opening line … 20 minutes … no self-editing … 3 … 2 … 1 … Write! They say Old Weezie’s been reading palms out of her run-down shack for a hundred years or more. Though she doesn’t look so old. I’ve been visiting her shack ever since […]

Writing Prompts #2

An opening line, 20 minutes, no self-editing … let’s do this! My husband disappeared on August 28, 1998. One minute he was there, beside me browsing the stalls in the busy Farmers’ Market, and the next he wasn’t. At first I thought he must have just popped into […]

Writing Prompts #1

I have decided that I’m going to not just write more in 2018, but write more creative types of things. So in that spirit I want to try a new weekly exercise using Writing Prompts. Just Google “Writing Prompts” and you can find all kinds of things to […]

Words on Water July 18th, 2017

Our last Words on Water event for Irish Festival happened a couple of weeks ago and I think it went over really well. I had a really enjoyable evening reconnecting with my creative side and seeing people I hadn’t seen in awhile. It is so good for my […]

Words on Water Pre-Irish Festival

Recently I accepted the position of Vice President at Words on Water, the Miramichi’s longest running performance art series featuring poetry, prose, spoken word and music. I’ve been informally involved with the group off and on for over a decade, but now it’s official. So that’s pretty exciting! […]

Change is in the Air

I’m bringing my site back to what it was originally intended, a place where I can share my creativity, try new forms of writing, challenge myself to create new works of fiction, and really just focus on life as a creative human being … my life as a writer.

7am: Moon Dreamer

Strange dreams as I floated toward consciousness this morning. I think I might be watching too much reality television, particularly of the Real Housewife genre. Last night’s dreaming may have been further influenced by a show I watched right before falling asleep called Southern Charm. In the dream […]

Taking Stock of 2008

‘Tis the season! Every year I write goals for myself and post them on my blog around the New Year. I look back at the end of the year and assess my development, then write new goals for the coming year. I guess I’ve always been goal-oriented but […]

What About Love

“Don’t you want someone to care about you?” My first instinct, “Of course, that’s a silly question!” My second thought, “Someone does care about me.” My third pondering, “Are you behaving like a person who doesn’t want someone to care about you?” My fourth question, “You do want […]

If …

If I were doing Nanowrimo … which I am TOTALLY not 🙂 but IF I were … I would be at 21,037 words. If, you know. That’s kind of exciting. I’m living this story right now, writing in my sleep even. This is good. Good things will happen […]