Category Archives: Writing

The Last Swim Meet

I’m sitting on the metal bleachers at the Birmingham Crossplex, inhaling chlorine and exhaling tears. During senior presentations, it occured to me that I might not be here next year to witness this for Lyle. I’m not crying because I’ll … Continue reading

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Halfway to Infinity

I joined a group called 12 Short Stories. You submit 1 a month and there’s a max limit of 1500 words. The prompt for the month of January was “No One Can Ever Know.” I wrote a story titled Halfway to … Continue reading

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A Memorable Glass

Today’s prompt: Write about a memorable glass of water. My most memorable glass of water would have to be the glass I drank right after I took a swig of fish grease. No, I wasn’t on some crazy cleanse or … Continue reading

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Flip Side

Today I heard someone say that anger is the flip side of fear. Apparently, I’m terrified by my neighbor’s dachsund. Its incessant barking has my fear (of jail) factor maxed out. My current Amazon wishlist includes, but is not limited … Continue reading

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Grits Are Gluten Free

And if that’s not blog-worthy, I don’t know what is.

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On the Bright Side

At least there weren’t any orcs on this trip. It took me 29 hours to get from airport to airport, I was jarred awake for a 2 am fire alarm, and my bags missed the transfer, but it could have … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me Not To Come

I have a pre-existing condition. I dislike flying in general, and United Airlines (Stroopwaffles notwithstanding) in particular– see 2016: https://oldhwysixwest.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/i-do-not-endorse-this-theme-park After 2 (two, T-W-O, more than 1) 3-hour layovers (love you, IAH for your work friendly gates; DEN, you and … Continue reading

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