Category Archives: creative writing

Twittering Tales #146, The Gift…

Kat Myrman at Mercury Colliding has provided another interesting photo prompt for a very short story of no more than 280 characters.  My first impression of this picture was that it reminded me of marionettes.  So here’s my entry this week and you can read all the entries and/or join in by visiting Kat’s site.

Papa, it’s wonderful!

Well, it’s not everyday that a prince turns 10, now is it?

May I make the puppets move?

Puppets? Oh, no, son, they’re not toys. They’re tiny subjects I had created just for you.  Now, be gentle —

I’m making this one fly!

Wilhelm, no — his arm!

275 characters

Vegas, Baby…


Luck and lust enveloped us
We were high rollers riding the crest
Doubling down with no worries
Always covering the spread

Vegas was our mecca, baby
Endless lights, pulsing excitement
So blinding that no one noticed
The shell of diamonds was really just paste

We partied in the desert
Washed down a Special K with Dom Perignon
Made breakfast even sweeter
As it tickled and teased and excited

Then warm days became summer and our oasis
Dried up, hot and unforgiving
Luck evaporated with the relentless sunshine
Like champagne puddles in the desert heat

Our love gasped for air as we tried to find
Cool and clean breaths like the night we met
When life was new and fresh
As the breeze after a gentle rainfall

We were supposed to be soul mates
Woven together into sumptuous velvet nights
Now, I make my escape alone, while
You and Vegas glitter in my rearview mirror…

Picture courtesy of my dear friend sonofabeach96.  Please check out his wonderful photography here.


Photo Credit: Photo via ghwtog via Visual Hunt

There once was a girl in the Midwest
Whose life sometimes felt like a test.
She’d found her good health was precarious
Every twinge she proclaimed the scariest
Till her doctor begged, “Give it a rest!

I actually wrote this awhile ago but it seemed appropriate now because I have a bone density test and mammogram later today, or as I like to call it, the Great Depression!  Just a routine check up, nothing is wrong…

Will you…


Will you take the time to know me
Beyond the secret of my curves
I’ll return the favor
And explore your attributes…

Will you celebrate life’s wonders
Let me see it in your eyes
That you couldn’t live without me
You’d never want to try…

Will you stay with me forever
Or as long as time allows
You see, I can’t release you
I’m afraid I don’t know how…


Happy Pi Day…

Pi, Mathematics, Love Locks

It’s 3/14 and math lovers everywhere are celebrating Pi Day by grabbing deals on pizza and other pies!

Pi Day Free Pie & Deals (I got this online, so I know they must be right!)
Marie Callender’s
The deal: In honor of Pi Day, you can grab a free slice of pie with a coupon available on its site. You can pick from more than 20 varieties, including the limited edition Celebration Cake Pie, available through March 31.

When: March 14

Whole Foods

The deal: The grocery store is offering $3.14 off large bakery pies purchased in-store. The variety will vary by location, but you’re getting pi off your pie.

When: March 14

Boston Market

The deal: Bring in a Pi Day coupon and you can land a free rotisserie chicken pot pie with the purchase of any other meal and drink.

When: March 14


The deal: Pick up three of Bojangles’ individually-sized sweet potato pies for $3.14

When: March 14

Grand Traverse Pie Company

The deal: Grab a free slice of the restaurant’s Michigan ABC Pie with any purchase. The deal is available at all 16 locations.

When: March 14

Village Inn

The deal: While it’s not Pi Day specific, Village Inn offers a free slice of its classic fruit pie, Mint Brownie Blast Pie, or Coconut Cream Pie every Wednesday with any in-restaurant purchase. The pie gods have smiled on you because Pi Day is a Wednesday.

When: Every Wednesday

Bakers Square

The deal: Get $2 off a whole pie for the mathematical holiday. That excludes cheesecakes and carrot cakes, but you can use the discount on as many pies as you’d like.

When: March 13-14

Blaze Pizza

Papa Murphy’s

Urban Brick

Cici’s Pizza

And I find it very poignant that Stephen Hawking, 76, passed away today, the most mathematical day of the year…