Category Archives: Creative writing

The Alphabet Challenge

Since everybody else is trying this, I’m going to take a shot at it too.  Just pick a word that comes to mind and talk about it. It doesn’t have to be a particular theme, just whatever you want to do. A is for the ageing process which is treating me unkind. B is for the […]
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The New People

Jimmy’s welcome home party was in full swing: magicians, clowns, hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill and cake and cookies for later. There was even a live band. Most children would be overjoyed at such a celebration, especially one in their honor, but not Jimmy. He stood alone on the dock staring into the water, […]
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Gettin’ Romantic

It’s the Three Things Challenge over at the Haunted Wordsmith blog. Today’s three words are sweat, sweet, and tin. It’s also Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SoCS at which the prompt is tin. The Callaghan family lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia. Five of them somehow managed in a two room ‘estate’, as […]
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Dead Dolly

** Until the day I die, I’ll never forget them glassy, unblinking eyes. You know, I’d made that gris-gris—what you all call a Voodoo Doll— myself.  Mawmaw taught me how  when I was a kid back in Bayou Lafourche.  She said that since we were direct descendents of Marie Laveau, it was our legacy.  My mama died giving birth to me, so […]
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Second Thoughts

It’s Fireblossom Friday, over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. Our task today is to create a poem using one of the following words: Schadenfreude. (German) The experience of joy, pleasure, or self-satisfaction that comes from the learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures or humiliation of another.2. Bete Noire. (French) A person or […]
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