The Dunker

Today's prompt at The Daily Post is the word relish. ** My Aunt Franny (of blessed memory) was the matriarch mascot favorite of our family on my mom's side. Her house was headquarters. Family reunions, holiday & birthday parties, pretty much anything that happened, happened at her house. She and my uncle lived in a suburb of Chicago in a cute ranch-style [...]

Micronation, Anyone?

Micronation, Anyone?

Today's writing prompt at The Daily Post is the word "base." ** The concept of launching a micronation fascinates me. Not just a cyber-nation that exists only online & in the imagination, but a real one like the Republic of Molossia. You've probably never heard of it, but Molossia is located in Nevada near Virginia City. [...]

Perfection at its Best

Perfection at its Best

Today's word prompt at The Daily Post is copycat. During my teenage years, and even for a while after, I idolized my best friend. Let's call her Sandi. She was tall, thin, and gorgeous. Girls at school called her Barbie; she was that 'perfect.' I wanted to be just like her. I emulated her walk, her [...]