Jan 26, 2023

The naked page repels me. It's the greatest hope and the most terrifying thing. I once declared myself to be a writer and that moment filled me with terror and hope, I felt so brave. I've lost some of that…

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clown
Jan 26, 2023

I was at Lake Tahoe a couple of years ago. I had a bout of warm sadness where I became flooded with an inner voice telling me "don't be a clown." After, I thought of a woman that I once…

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Everywhere you turn, there is luck
Jan 26, 2023

"Have you noticed your thoughts manifest themselves across your day?" she said "I've read The Secret", I mutter, skeptically. "Well, yes - affirmation is a powerful tool we can explore on another day, but really, I just want you to…

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Wheelbarrow Expedition
Jan 26, 2023

We leave the only house I’ve really known at the end of Dome Hill and follow my mother up the short unpaved hill to the road that loops between the start of two steeper paved roads. She is pushing a…

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Jan 26, 2023

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Luck
Jan 26, 2023

I know you're away, and I don't expect you to read this. I'm just playing with the topic to get to know my characters better. I wasn't even sure whether I should send it, but nothing ventured nothing gained. @@@…

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Summer Stock
Jan 26, 2023

"Luck be a lady tonight....Luck be a lady tonight...Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with, Luck be a lady tonight..." from GUYS AND DOLLS , the hit musical comedy by Frank Loesser.....it's a huge musical number, where…

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Dededo II
Jan 26, 2023

We drove down to the water's edge, a rocky coast. There were literally tens of thousands of black coconut crabs. I have never eaten one but they are about five inches wide and would provide nourishment. I'm sure the Monitor…

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The Luck of a Child
Jan 26, 2023

“But the child is the father to the man, and I could wish my days to be bound each to each by natural piety.” - Wordsworth It is good luck to be alive. Everywhere you turn you know it. Some…

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Everywhere I turn is luck
Jan 26, 2023

How could I have been so lucky to marry Bill? Before we met we shared a zip code. He was a neighbor, had attended the same open house for new Temple members, was tall and thin with dark curly hair…

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I Owe You My Life
Jan 25, 2023

When I first got today's prompt, I felt a little bummed since I couldn't think of any human that I genuinely wanted to write about -- at least not recently. Then, I thought to myself, this essay doesn't have to…

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Stories we live by
Jan 25, 2023

Right now I'm thinking a lot about the past. My brother, 16 months younger than I, died unexpectedly last fall, one day after his 68th birthday. I moved away more than 40 years ago, but In recent years, we would…

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