Category Archives: Storytelling

Miss Almira Gulch

Miss Almira Gulch terrified this child when she came screaming down the Kansas landscape on her bicycle, little Toto trapped in her basket.  The Wizard of Oz delivered us a wonderful villain.Actress Margaret Hamilton barged onto the flat, sepia farm … Continue reading

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He Shares the Moon

  Her father warrior, her father most kind. His foreign fields now left far behind. Then he defended and mended at will. Those days recalled are treasured still. His sword now rests with memories mixed.  A quiet life upon him is … Continue reading

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Banana Cream Pie ala Vern

  “What is Vern making?” He plunked a grocery sack on our table. Sacks were always paper back then.  The retired prison guard was childless, older than mom.  “Banana cream pie,” his deadpan reply. His Hitchcockian face paired with low, monotone voice … Continue reading

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Geta Did

via Daily Prompt:  Blur All kids wanted to please my older (and only) sister. She inspired trust. She was confident, adept at firmness, with a generous gift of compromise. I was an onlooker when she took any one of my … Continue reading

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Meet E. M. Bellish

via Daily Prompt:  Translate Go with me somewhere. Anywhere. Let’s share an experience.  Now watch me translate our story into an entirely new one. I am E.M. Bellish. I add volume to loud noise, color to sky, animate the inanimate. … Continue reading

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