Thursday, January 30, 2014

One Word Wednesday - January 29 posts:

January 24, 2014 - taffy

She slowly walked through the aisles, looking for a souvenir for her mother-in-law. What would she want from the zoo? Then her eyes settled on a bright yellow box filled with taffy. Aha! That’s perfect!

January 25, 2014 - plausible

It’s plausible that he sneaked out of the house because his parents were being horrible, but more than likely he just had a bad attitude and his loving parents said he couldn’t go to a party with his friends

January 26, 2014 - apprehend

“You cannot apprehend the depth of my sorrow and pain at the loss of my child. You say you are sorry, but I don’t want your apologies. It should have been you, not my Sarah, who died in that car crash. How could you? How? Why?” Elizabeth crumpled to the ground, her hands covering her tear-drenched face.

January 27, 2014 - doubled

She doubled the amount of chocolate chips in the recipe.

“I want chocolate, and I’m going to have it, dammit!” She glared at her husband who just shrugged his shoulders and walked away.

“Stupid diet,” she muttered to herself and continued to stir the chocolate chips into her cookie dough.

January 28, 2014 - unplanned

It was unplanned. We were just walking and chatting about nothing in particular. Then we had lunch at a nearby diner, coffee afterwards at my place. We sat on the couch together, and he leaned towards me. Then I heard a knock on the door: my sister was frantic. She was pregnant. It was unplanned.

January 29, 2014 - clasp

Chelsea clasped the locket to her chest. “Thank you. I will cherish it forever,” she said to her grandmother.

Her grandmother smiled. “I know you will.” She then closed her eyes and said, “I’m feeling tired, dear.”

“Yes, Grandma. I’ll let you rest.” Chelsea kissed her grandmother’s forehead and left the room. Then as she stood outside the bedroom door, she opened the locket.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

One Word Wednesday - January 22

These are my posts from since last Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 - biblical

Biblical: bible, God, the Word. I want to be a good Christian.

January 17, 2014 - firearm

He pulled his firearm and aimed it at the man running towards him.

“Stop or I’ll shoot!” he yelled.

January 21, 2014 - beaming

She beamed at him, her young face radiant with love. Nothing could ruin her mood, she thought.

January 22, 2014 - native

I spoke in my native tongue in a land where no one understood me and I understood no one. I carried on conversations with myself, hoping that I wouldn't go crazy with the loneliness I felt.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One Word Wednesday - January 15

These are my posts from from this week (Wednesday to Wednesday).

January 9, 2014 - wheelchair

I actually didn't write about wheelchair at oneword. I tried to write about a depressed man contemplating the life he had only a week ago while he stared down at the air where his legs used to be as he sat in a wheelchair. But I got stuck on the wording and then got distracted by other things, so I forgot to do this entry.

January 10, 2014 - bourbon

He picked up his glass of bourbon and took a swig before placing it down on the desk with a thunk. Then he sat down in his chair and rested his head in his hand, his elbow on the desk. A moment later, with a sigh, he lifted his head and reached for the phone.

January 15, 2014 - harm

No harm came to him. She just peeked in the window, maybe opened it a little. Maybe she even sneaked in and hid in his closet, watched him undress and go to bed. She never touched him. She just smelled his clothes in the darkness and waited for him to fall asleep. Then she left quietly, the only sign of her existence in the disappearance of the shirt he’d dropped on the ground.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

One Word Wednesday - January 8

I've decided to participate at again. Whenever I have time or just feel like writing, I'm going to post my entries from

January 7, 2014 - Tracking

He's tracking me. I don't know how, but I know he is. I threw away my cell phone. I've turned off my tablet. I've ditched my car, and now I'm taking the bus. But I just know he's watching me. The hairs on the back of my neck are standing up. I can feel them. I'm scared.

January 8, 2014 - Freezer

I open the freezer. It’s empty. Where did all the food go? Just two days ago the freezer was full. So I check the fridge. It’s empty too. I look around me. The entire kitchen is empty. No pots or pans or dishes or food anywhere. Where am I? Am I in the right house? I’m hungry.

Thirty Days of Gratitude

By Candace Shultz

To books,
I give thanks.

To pen and paper,
Computers and keyboards,
Blogs and email,
My readers,
I give thanks.

To our military,
Our president,
Our country,
Kind strangers,
I give thanks.

To my teachers,
My mentors,
My schools,
My grants and scholarships,
Even my loans,
I give thanks.

To receptionists,
Modern medicine,
I give thanks.

To my husband,
My daughter,
My mom,
My family and friends,
I give thanks.

To God:
Thank You above all. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Lilia's Story About Friendship - a work in progress

My sister and I are working on a story together for my daughter Lilia. It doesn't have a title yet, mostly because it's a work in progress. It's about a lonely tiger cub named Lilia who meets a monkey named Lulu, and they instantly become friends. I'm excited to write this story with my sister because it brings back memories of writing with her as a child. Plus, I haven't written anything in a while, so I'm just happy to be writing again. Last night I didn't want to go to bed because I had ideas running through my mind and I wanted to write them all down. So I'm hoping this is a good sign for the year 2014: a good time to write some new stories!