Vegetable Marathon

Summer’s ending. Yeah I know it’s still August but I’m good with that, cuz at my house the damn vegetables are everywhere. The small garden patch that my spousal unit carved out of the overgrown ground has shifted into overdrive. I’m not ungrateful mind you (except maybe for the kale) but this veggie thing has …

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Bye Betty

Snuggling into my pillow, I tried to keep the day at bay. “No! Send – " something, I couldn’t make out what- "now! I don’t know! Yes!...” Struggling to wide awake status, I tried to process what, and why, my husband was yelling. This must be some huge work related disaster I thought. See, he …

Complete Humiliation

This is for all you Clash of Clans aficionados out there-especially those of you who, like me, suck but still continue playing no matter what.  I've been playing this f'ng game for almost four years. I've upgraded, practiced, and stayed up nights glued to my phone cuz my shield ran out.  When others have given …

Gonna get the mail

As a kid, seeing the mailman stop at our box brought shivers of anticipation. Now it just brings shivers, and a certain amount of dread. I live northeast of Minneapolis, deep in Wisconsin's north woods country where every seasonal change creates a beautiful wonderland. Even winter. Today for instance, deep blue skies cradle a pale …

Sex and physics.

Ok, it's time. The first sex scene between my book's main characters awaits. I've thought about how to bring them together. What will the proper setting look like? Under what conditions should they have sex? Would sex be the right response given their personalities? Every torturous elliptical session this week has been devoted to mentally …