A Baseball Named Karma

Last Thursday, my son’s summer baseball season ended with a great big championship game win and a story for you, my dear readers. Back when Jameson’s baseball season started, I noticed one of the other mothers sitting by herself during one of the practices.  Her lawn chair was parked away from all of the other parents and she seemed … More A Baseball Named Karma

Who Cares?

Who cares? I have asked myself that question every single time I have sat down to write a blog post, for almost a year now.  Seriously, I have like 12 drafts in WordPress-land that will never see the light of day.  I’ve been struggling, friends and fellow bloggers.  It’s been brutal. Growing up, and even into … More Who Cares?

Angel Eyes – Another Literary Loser

  I recently participated in Fiction War Magazine’s Summer writing competition.  As with the specific word count requirement contests that I have been entering lately, this timed competition proved to be challenging and fun! The prompt was “Seven Years”.  There was no specific genre or writing style required; the only stipulation was that the piece of fiction … More Angel Eyes – Another Literary Loser

Down the Drain

Another loser in the eyes of Prime Magazine, but a submission that I wanted to share with you, my dear readers.  A bit dated, I know, but April’s theme was “a shower”. Instead of going the ‘April Showers’, rainbows, and butterflies route, I decided to lean into the darker side of what came to mind … More Down the Drain

The New Recruit

Another “loser” in the eyes of Prime Number Magazine, but I thought decent enough to share with you, my dear readers.  Again, PNM puts on a free writing contest each month.  The piece must be exactly 53 words and follow the specified prompt.  March’s prompt was: a march. The New Recruit With sweat dotting her … More The New Recruit

The Postcard Home

Writing Maps holds a monthly themed writing contest, where two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, a fold-out literary magazine published bi-annually.  Entry is $5 and a specific 150-word count requirement (once again, the title does not add to the word count).   There is no restriction on theme – they encourage prose, poems, … More The Postcard Home