Ringing in the New Year writing

I participated in this short story challenge. Here is my "completed" short story.   Untitled   I walked into the lunchroom and headed straight to the balcony. There was no point in paying attention to the women pretending their tables were full and the men trying to clear a space for me. That had been... Continue Reading →

Knowing your mistakes: The gift and the curse

I woke up from a dream that I was both hoping not to finish and anxious to see what happened at the end. I dream in epic fashion. It is not uncommon for my dreams to go from romantic comedy to gangster movie to Marvel comic action movie to musical to WTF in a matter... Continue Reading →

Paper instead…

Sitting here thinking about what coulda shoulda woulda been and what can’t shan’t and won’t be because what may have been promises are now promises that maybe shouldn’t have been promised words that shouldn’t have been spoken lacking volume and substance behind them they have no weight blowing away in the strong winds of life... Continue Reading →

Words

slicing into me smooth & clean like paper or a ninja’s blade takes a moment to sting rarely bleeds the pain has an echo through the canyons of my soul aftershocks through my mind days, weeks, months later like they just cut through my ear canal your words… Turtleberry 2011

Keep your hands to yourself!

I spent a lot of time working with kids in various aspects of my life. That means I have spent a lot of time telling kids to keep their hands to themselves. I recall once having a conversation with a little girl that troubled me. She was running around hitting on a little boy who... Continue Reading →

GOD bless the exes!

Okay so I know this may sound weird but I am really thankful for my past loves.No seriously. (Stop laughing and/or giving me the side eye.)I was tweeting yesterday about understanding your personal love language. Your love language (by my definition) is the way you show love. It can also be the way you best... Continue Reading →

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