The most honest opening line of a memoir –

The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true. It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?! But, wouldn’t it be the best...
Life as a Miracle: Rocking the Boots

Life as a Miracle: Rocking the Boots

I remember the date, the place, the time. Do you think I loved him? I remember what he wore and where he posed… Do you think I loved him? I remember I giggled at the party host’s introduction… Do you think it was true? Neither of us recall how we...
“Loose with the Truth”

“Loose with the Truth”

I call my short story writing genre “loose with the truth” because there is always, always, always a kernel of truth in the fiction I flash. Some in my crit group have become confused after they read one of my short stories, certain it was a personal essay despite my...
Banter is my stock in trade

Banter is my stock in trade

I was always skilled and forthright with banter. Even when I was two… when I told the fire-and-brimstone preacher off. Prancing down the aisle to shake a fist in his face. In front of the entire congregation, I responded to his shouted messages, punctuated by...
Buddy, Can You Spare a Friend?

Buddy, Can You Spare a Friend?

Friends share secrets, feeling safe in the hearts and minds, that acceptance with be theirs, no matter what. Each of us has a few, one of them being our Father. But, but, but, but: have you ever repressed a truth? Not a fib, a flub, or white lie, but a lapse, really....