Washing the Floor and Life Lessons

I hate washing the floor! I do my best to put it off as long as I can before I am finally forced to get out the bucket and get to work. It’s… Continue reading

Frantic Francis Faces Fears

Fraught with uncertainty, Francis entered the room. Fully agitated, he sat in the corner. Forcing a smile, he surveyed the scene. Frenetically aware, he was in the wrong place. Feigning pain, he rose… Continue reading

The Tree and me

i see a tree. it beckons me, to share a spree, and stay merry. it is a plea that cannot be, to stand so free just like that tree. places to be! so… Continue reading

In Thanksgiving

Back from the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, I am once again so grateful for my all blessings. For those who may not know, we Canadians mark the Thanksgiving Holiday in early October as opposed… Continue reading

A nomination? Wow!

Well, to my delight this morning, I learned that one of my fellow bloggers, the always fascinating sayanything13 had nominated me for a Liebster award. What is this? The Liebster Award is simply… Continue reading

Confessions of an Embarassed Writer

I collect books. Not special pieces of literature, first editions or necessarily best sellers. When something catches my eye, when I’ve heard of a great story from an interview or friend, or when… Continue reading

SHOWING not TELLING

“If those who have studied the art of writing are in accord on any one point, it is on this: the surest way to arouse and hold the attention of the reader is… Continue reading

DP: Ear of the Beholder

There is something profound and transformative that happens to me when I hear an amazing piece of music. Whether it is instrumental or pop, a love ballad or dance tune, if the notes… Continue reading

Fleeting

Along the path, the swirl of colour draped throughout my day, It paced itself with every breath, it danced as it did sway. I marveled at its beauty, and the silence was complete,… Continue reading

Novel Update #2: Farewell to Characters

Remember how I complained the other day about the Writers’ fest I attended last weekend claiming to feel inadequate in the company of other writers? Well I have to admit that I did… Continue reading