Remembering The Stone Age

All else aside – the stove is an old Sears Kenmore – no oven light, no timer but hotter than hell – can keep the volume turned down with this one…


Blending In


Noah looked worried. It was his first day of kindergarten and he wanted to look just right. He carefully picked out camouflage pants, matching drab shirt, camouflage sneakers, and to top it off a camouflage baseball cap. Slinging his backpack over his shoulder he faced his mother. “Don’t you look so handsome!” He beamed.

At the foot of the driveway she kept watch while he leaned against the oak. “Here it comes!” He stood but the bus zoomed by. “We’ve got to call the bus barn. I’ll drive you in.” Noah was thoughtful. “Mom, do you think it thought I was a tree?”





The prompt is:

“… Noah looked worried…”


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups


Before Midnight US Time



She was determined to get everything unpacked before tomorrow; after all, there wasn’t much. Having lived in a single room there was no furniture to speak of just more junk than anything else. Exhausted yet undaunted she opened a box of desk odds and ends finding the second toothpick holder. “So there you are… how’d you wind up here?” Chuckling she put it aside. She turned to move the collection of office supplies closer to the desk then reached. “Where… where is it?” She turned, turned around, put on the light but found no sign of the cylindrical holder. “Huh, but it was there just a moment ago.”





This week’s prompt:

“… but it was there just a moment ago…”


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#163



Worlds Collide



Part of me is in storage in another storage space

Part of me is here under my own nose

Part of me awaits help to move into one place

Part of me is longing for when I’ll see your face

My home is not where I live now

That part of me not far

But these pieces need to come together

A puzzle to be designed

Will I be at peace at last?

At ease will it be my mind


Happiness it could exist if parts fall into place

Another part of me moves closer

Filling empty space

Here I sit for lack of sleep

Martini ebbs away

A movie now keeps company

Closing out another day

Fill me sleep rest now my heart I command

Look toward those better days

Though I cannot see so far beyond me

Yet a magnet I now play