Category: Oregon

  • And then, the snow.

    This week’s writing prompt is: NEXT Next is both a rock in my shoe and a double-espresso to my soul. Next is cherry blossoms and leaf buds and rhododendron fireworks. Next is the marvel of infant garter snakes at both ends of twilight, soaking the last of the day from the sidewalk. Next is sun […]

  • Bats at the umbrella factory

    Meanwhile, back at the umbrella factory. Last May, my landlord raised the renty by $50. On the first of this year, they raised it $85. In September, they’re going to raise it another $50. I’m deeply tired of renting. It’s not like it’s a fancy apartment. The only real amenities are that we can hang […]

  • My own private Ida-nope.

    Today’s post is short[note]Stop sighing in relief! I heard that![/note]. I’m going to go to bed early. I’m going to get up later than I’ve been getting up this week, because I’m writing this ahead of time. I’m scheduling it. In the morning, I’m going to take a longer shower than necessary. I’m going to […]

  • Too tired to be inspired

    I’m so tired, I’m shaking. I want sleep so bad that I feel like crying. My arms and legs are heavy and slow. My eyes are slow and gritty. There’s not enough Visine in the world for this. Getting myself out of bed was like a physical pain. At least there’s no migraine, which this […]

  • Five Minute Friday: Share

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great tool for getting me up and writing, before work, on this, the most holy day of the workweek. Today’s Five Minute Friday Freewrite […]

  • It’s sunny.

    Great googly moogly, look at that sunshine. What a shame it would be to be stuck indoors on this lemonade-and-sunglasses kind of day. The temperature is perfect. It smells amazing out there, after yesterday’s rain. Nope. I can’t possibly spend even 15 minutes writing, today. The sunshine. I must be out in it. This is […]

  • It’s raining.

    It’s raining. It’s raining; it’s pouring. The old woman is snoring. She went to bed and bumped her head, And she couldn’t get up in the morning. Seriously, it’s all grey and yucky outside and I’m utterly unmotivated. I am without motive. I cannot be bothered to motivate. Too tired to be inspired. I just […]

  • Sometimes you fly

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great warm-up before throwing myself headlong into the writing train that is Write 31 Days. This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: POTENTIAL. […]