Category Archives: creative writing

When Nature Calls

I’m in the middle of a run when I see a baby squirrel up ahead trying to cross the road. He gets almost to the middle, but runs back since no one will let him cross. Well, except me. I … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Self-doubt

My creativity has been up on the ledge lately dangling her feet. She feels alone and inept, underappreciated and forlorn, yet the well isn’t dry. It still seems damp, way at the bottom. I sit at my desk most days … Continue reading

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She Likes To Engage

I’m often asked, how I come by all my stories. Certainly some must be made up. The truth is, they’re not, the reason being… I like to engage. Engage in…participate or become involved…(engage with)… establish a meaningful contact or connection. … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…April 8th

I was feeling blue, so I did what I always do, went out for a walk. I found myself at the Library lost in the stacks, starting with Vonnegut, backing up to Mailer, then Hemingway hoping for some solace from … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…March 19th

I’m en route to the dentist way downtown. I have two. Dr. Levine whose fees rival college tuition, and the place my insurance overs. I choose the latter hoping they can tell me without emptying my wallet, why my gum … Continue reading

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Did You Know…Everything But The Kitchen Sink Edition

The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long. Now that’s what I call a big girl.   French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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Pass the Synonym

I read that cinnamon was really great for you, rich in antioxidants and reduces the risk of heart disease. A teaspoon a day, is all you need. Great, I think, as I head to the store. In flight, despite trying … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Know, Ask

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing something. Unfortunately many people are ashamed to ask. I was like that, feeling small because I hadn’t attended college. When people now are surprised by this, it makes me smile. A woman I knew … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…February 18th

5:45 a.m. I’m heading to the Park ambling up East 90th Street, approaching a young woman walking three dogs: a Black Lab, a White Lab and a Chihuahua. As I’m about to pass, the Chihuahua starts barking at me doing … Continue reading

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Whine And Cheese

Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves, wondered Robin Williams. If I’m the best man at a wedding, why is she marrying him? asked Jerry Seinfeld. I realize these were two jokes, but were they really? Aren’t … Continue reading

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