Parenting: What I practice and believe in

Parenting: What I practice and believe in

I saw a post on a social media thread where someone asked, “what bad traits of yours do your children have?” My response was: None. My kids have grown up to be the kind of people I wanted to be. The person who asked the question responded, “Lucky you.” Luck has nothing to do with … Continue reading

Juliette’s Book Club: An Eclectic Mix

Juliette’s Book Club: An Eclectic Mix

Forgive me for the fuzzy photo in the early morning light. Then again sometimes everything seems fuzzy in those wee hours when the only things up are birds, garbage trucks, and coyotes. Oh yes, and cats. My cats had a serious case of the zoomies this morning. They must have sped like lightening up and … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World

Short Story Sunday: Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World

Captain Sandy and the Airship at the End of the World (Published as author Marla Todd) The end of the world had come and gone a long time ago. Of course I wouldn’t dare remind Captain Sandy of that extraordinary fact. He stood in the basket of the airship, hands on the control, the tails … Continue reading

Zombie Days

Zombie Days

It is one thing to lose your keys but when body parts start to vanish life just sucks. That is what Melissa was thinking at the moment. Being a Zombie sucked big time. When she was 14 she’d read The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Covenant had Leprosy. It was awful. His world was turned upside … Continue reading

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Cat Walk

Vlad’s Vampire Diary: Cat Walk

Dear Diary, With the advent of the pandemic I have had to be creative about my food sources. I must admit that I had become lazy due to the fact that I did not need to be overly resourceful. Only months ago I could go out in the night and find people everywhere. Now the … Continue reading

Masks

Masks

“Did you ever go to Ancient Egypt?” “No, I didn’t. I guess I should have. The generals going to Britain requested that I go there with them as a form of protection or some sort of nonsense. I didn’t want to go. Not really. Then I started thinking that it was north of Rome, so … Continue reading