Our First Feast

Our First Feast

“I doubt if our parents care what we do, or anything about us at this point,” my brother Val told me. It was November of 1878. I had just turned nineteen and he was twenty. They’d moved to San Francisco, leaving us behind in Sacramento. The house they’d left for us was like a rabbit … Continue reading

Intentions: A Thanksgiving Story

Intentions: A Thanksgiving Story

Stay with me on this one… After skate practice (roller) my daughter grabbed my purse for me and said “WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THAT THING?” I said “River rocks.” She said, “I will never carry a purse and fill it full of crap.” I told her that it was none of her business what … Continue reading

A Ray of Hope. A Thanksgiving Story.

A Ray of Hope. A Thanksgiving Story.

Thanksgiving is in Tahoe this year. My husband Justin’s family has a large beach front cabin. It is a 5,000 square foot cabin and two other smaller A frames within walking distance. Yes, they’re insanely rich, at least to me. They’re also incredible loving and giving and have taken me into their family as one … Continue reading

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Grocery Store Adventures

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Grocery Store Adventures

Dear Diary, The pandemic is still without end.  For a Vampire such as myself this is only a minor inconvenience. For my friend Cassie who owns a bar it has been devastating. Her business is nonexistent right now. To make matters much more grim she and her bartender Diego will not be able to see … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Juice Cleanse (a Short Thanksgiving Story)

Short Story Sunday: Juice Cleanse (a Short Thanksgiving Story)

Juice Cleanse (a Short Thanksgiving Story) “Jesse and Nicole have decided to be vegans this year.” “You want more coffee Mom?” Adam poured himself more then topped off his mother’s mug before she answered. “Thanks. You know, every year it is something different with them. I’m kind of glad your brother isn’t coming for Thanksgiving … Continue reading