My mama told me: “That boy shady,  no damn good.” So, I married him.  

The Tractor

Once-yellow tractor Abandoned and forgotten caked with rust and time.  

‘Draw That Kof’ Contest!

Hi Everybody! You may recall a few months ago, my friend Rabbi Fuchs & I ran a Name That Kof Contest. It   went over so well that this time we decided to appeal to your artistic side & ask you to draw the Hebrew letter Kof. Click here to view a slideshow of Kofs…

Press Release

Birmingham Author Initiates Holiday Mark your calendars! The first annual Homunculus Awareness Day will be celebrated in November. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Aug. 28, 2017 – PRLog — Author and freelance writer, Susan Marie Shuman, has instituted a new holiday: Homunculus Awareness Day.  For those who do not know what a homunculus is, it can best…

Secret Heart

Safe within my heart this love burns like wildfire: our sweet,  burning secret.      


        Sky swollen and grey angry clouds threaten to burst like water balloons.  

Pucker Up!

        Blew through a stop sign. Red lights, sirens, no license. It’s butt-pucker time.      

Lust ≠ Love

The Daily Post   Love is what happens when lust is taken to heart and goes to your head.    

The Real Neat Blog Award

  A delightful end to a crappy week! Dronstad who blogs over at the Dronstad Writing Blog has graciously nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you dronstad!   Now, I must answer the seven questions he’s asked. What got you to writing? It all started when I was in the sixth grade. …

In My Room

The Daily Post The air is hot, dense, and toxic, I feel my lungs boiling then shriveling. The lace curtains my grandmother made sparkle and flash like fireflies, then disintegrate. A smoldering pillowcase Scorches the bedspread as the flames take over, buckling the door and wrinkling the walls. Everything is screaming.