Trina looked down at the dark stairs below. Basements always gave her the creeps, and this one was chilling. A dankness swirled below her nostrils. “Oh no,” she thought. “This is a job for Taylor, not me.” “The light switch is on your right. Now, let’s get going.” Trina’s mom gave a slight shove toRead moreRead more

The Unseen

Writer’s Note: I have decided to do this a little differently that what I normally do. I used a writing prompt for this writing, but I will not include it until the end. The Unseen “I guess that I owe Dr. Atchinson my life,” Rob said. He was still groggy from the anesthesia and mostRead moreRead more

Rescued from the Naughty List

I’m not feeling well tonight. I don’t think that I have any ideas bouncing around upstairs right now, so I’m going to take this opportunity to add another of my creative writing exercises from the journal I found yesterday. This would have been a good one to post a couple of weeks ago, but IRead moreRead more

Scattered Scribbles and a Black Cat

I do a lot more longhand writing than typing. I know — crazy — I’m a blogger, right? Nevertheless, journals and scraps of paper with crazy ideas scribbled on them litter the diva den. There’s no rhyme or reason to it either — just a scattered pile of random thoughts. I’ve been combing through theRead moreRead more

In the Eyes of My Child

I see so many moms out there just killin’ this motherhood thing. I have a cousin who makes beautiful costumes and dresses for her daughter. One of my old neighbors took up photography as a hobby and has her son’s life perfectly captured. My Facebook timeline is filled with lovely pictures of mothers enjoying theirRead moreRead more

A Little Light in the Darkness

There are times when it seems that sleep is a luxury that I’m not allowed to purchase. My brain just refuses to power down at bedtime, leaving my mind, body and soul drained. Sometimes I am devastated by the silent scream that no one can hear, but is so deafening to me. I walk inRead moreRead more

Free Falling

I came across a writing prompt that intrigues me. Here goes: Writing Prompt: You don’t know where you are, and you don’t remember anything about yourself. You just know that right now, you can choose to either go up the stairs or go down. Well, it seems you are insane, since you choose to jumpRead moreRead more

New Year, No Promises

I made it through 2020, and all I can really say is, “That sucked!” I think that pretty much everyone is of the same mindset… We do not need to EVER relive such a horrible, miserable year. I have to admit that I do, at least, get a giggle out of the commercial whereRead moreRead more

What Does Your Garden Grow?

I’m under a lot of stress right now. So much that my body wants to buckle and fold beneath it. My mind is in turmoil. Hubs is in the hospital after having his toe amputated due to a serious infection in his foot. The surgery went well and he says that the pain isn’t asRead moreRead more


I’m not a social butterfly. I’m not as graceful as a swan. I’m awkward. Words don’t always come easily when I’m talking and the ones that do are usually foul. I’m not the “cool kid” — never have been. Some people don’t easily relate to me and most don’t relate at all. I’m the oddRead moreRead more