Words, Captured & Kept

Months ago my niece was here excitedly looking through some of my old totes filled with books, movies, souvenirs, photo albums, cards, letters and other mementos that I have never organised into a proper home. We spent a whole afternoon reading letters to each other. Most of them were from my early years in Toronto... Continue Reading →

Prompt: Mirror, Mirror

“When I look in the mirror, I . . .” . . . can't believe the woman I've become. Where have the years gone? When did those little crow's feet form in the corners of my eyes? When did I become so shapeless? Who am I now? When you're young older people tell you to... Continue Reading →

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 I was a little girl and she... Continue Reading →

My Weekday Evening Routine

Last week I discussed how following a routine makes my life better and I shared my usual weekday morning routine. This week I am focused on my evening routine. Typically Monday through Friday I get home from work between 4:45 and about 5:15 pm. I am not going to lie, usually I am super tired... Continue Reading →

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 one of the shops nearby. Peter was... Continue Reading →

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 get you started. The prompt is in... Continue Reading →

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