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My First Post: Dreams….About A Girl

My First Post: Dreams….About A Girl

Have you ever had a wonderful, beautiful, tragic, romantic, heart-rending dream before? There is this girl (I don’t know how old we are in my dream) but, if it’s in relation to her age, we should be in our mid 20’s. All I can remember about her (after waking up 3-4 times at intense moments […]

Winner of this old home Challenge

Whilst we loved all of the submissions for the “This old home” challenge and we struggled to pick a winner, we finally came to an agreeable conclusion. Here is the winning post: Congratulations to Helen Midgley!   Helen will be featured  on Readful Things in September!   Thank you all so much for […]

Saddle Buddies (Flash Fiction)

Saddle Buddies By Russ Towne Sam and Joe met in Saint Louis when they were both on their way to gold country. Sam was headed west to help a brother build a ranch on land they’d just bought, and Joe was off to seek his fortune. They became fast friends. The trip was as long […]

Fresh Mud

Child Wonder

Charms & Demitasse Spoons – A Poem

Charms & Demitasse Spoons Sometimes we choose to remember or to remember not. She watched her childhood charms and demitasse spoons float away. It’s ok. I’ll create new charms and wear them within. I’ll use unmatched spoons with only a single Key West demitasse. We ate mile high key lime pie there not knowing that […]

This Old Home Prompt On the Community Story Board

This Old Home Prompt On the Community Story Board

This Old House – Community Storyboard Prompt by John W. Howell. “So what do you think?” “I don’t know what to tell you.” “Well you’ve been looking around and measuring for hours. I need to know from an engineering standpoint what you think.” “I didn’t want to be blunt, but I think you need to […]

White Wine Won’t Stain – A Sonnet

Oink!  Three posts in a row from me…that’s ok because I cleaned the venetian blinds today and that reminded me of this – from another domestic moment in my life last year: White Wine Won’t Stain She sits inside, behind venetian blinds; windows opened, slats ajar to catch the breeze. Lace curtains flap and wave […]


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