Friday, May 11, 2012

I've Moved!

Thanks for stopping by! Nobody's home here, because I've moved. But, consider yourself invited to my "new home!" If you like what you see, I'd love for you to follow me at:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Resting Place #fridayflash #fridayfictioneers #100words

If you haven't found my new home yet, here's the link:

I'd love for you to visit me there, and if you like it, follow me, too. But if you're not so inclined to hop on over, here's my Fictioneer Flash Fiction for this week:

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I'm sorry to be so late in getting my flash fiction posted for the Fictioneers. Though this was one of my favorite photo prompts by Madison Woods, sometimes life gets in the way of our writing. Throughout the week, I hope to make my way through all of the stories prompted by this photo.

Resting Place

He wondered if he looked as worn as the old truck; sure felt as rusted. When he opened the door to get in, it groaned, just like he did when he got out of bed after a long, restless night.

“Morning, Sally.” Same words he’d whispered every morning of the fifty-five years he woke next to her. He took a deep breath and ran his crooked fingers over tattered upholstery. “We had us some good times in this here front seat, didn’t we?”

He watched the urn that rested where Sally used to sit, as if waiting for an answer.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Don't Forget! My Mashup and I Have Moved

If you're receiving this post by email, I'm grateful you have been a follower on this blog, and I'd be ever so happy if you'd hop on over to my new blog on WordPress,, and click on the "Follow Blog Via Email" button.

And, if you're not a follower, WHY NOT?? Just kidding. But, that too, would make me ever so happy, and we like Jan when she's happy.

Not so much when she's not.

Here's the link to my new mashup:

Thank you and have a happy Monday!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I've Moved

Well, THE MOVE was so scary that I thought about it for months before taking the plunge. I was so scared of  THE MOVE that I convinced myself it wasn't possible. Soon, however, I began to see blog posts (such as Rachelle Gardner's post, "Five Most Common Author-Website Mistakes") that recommended WordPress over Blogger for better SEO (Search Engine Optimization.)

I decided I could no longer ignore the truth.

My next step was to research how to do it. Once I found a couple of websites/blogs that gave instructions step-by-step, it still took me a month to work up the courage. I was petrified of messing up my blog.

Today I bit the bullet. Here's the website I used, which provided easy-to-understand instructions:  Do It With WordPress:  Moving From Blogger to WordPress--Your Guide.

It was easier than I expected, and though I still have some tweaking to do, I'm pretty happy with the results.

Here's my new blog link:

I hope all of my dear follows will hop on over and follow me there. Better yet, I'd love for you to subscribe to my new blog, by clicking the "Follow Blog via Email" button. It was the hardest part about making the decision to move -- losing all my followers. :(

What do you think? Are you on Blogger or WordPress? Any thoughts about changing?

Friday, March 23, 2012

"Reaching" #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

I'm not sure how many times I've said this, but I thought this week's photo prompt by Madison Woods was her most challenging yet. Often, when I'm too challenged to write a story, I'll write haiku instead, which is what I did this week. And often, my haiku is a metaphor for life.

If you'd like to read other flash fiction tales about the photo, click here. As always, feel free to leave links to your blogs with your comments!


Barren branches reach
toward heaven each winter
waiting for rebirth.