A chain. Yes, a bloody chain.

UPDATE: I’ve tagged. I’ve tagged. I repeat – I have tagged. You’ve been warned.

When I was a kid, I played tag: plain tag, freeze tag and television tag. Nowadays, kids don’t play the game of tag from yesteryear. Now, kids play social media tag.

Faces are tagged in pictures posted on Facebook, hash-tags are used when tweeting and now – the blogosphere is taking part in the social media game of tag. Of course, here – within the blogosphere, tag is the nice way of saying ‘chain letter’.

Well, I was tagged; and because I really like my blogging buddy, I’m accepting her chain letter tag and playing the game. Read more

That thing called passion

What follows is a re-post (of sorts), originally published in April 2011. The purpose of the re-post is to participate in Monday’s Listicles, a weekly creation started by Stasha at The Good Life. The idea for today’s list comes from Jackie at  Not Wifezilla. She recently lost her friend, Marilyn, to an illness. Jackie’s friend was full of passion, which is exactly what Jackie wants us to write about today. In memory and honor of her friend, Jackie asks the question, “What are your passions?”

I was asked a similar question during a job interview in April 2011. The question stumped me, and I was not prepared to answer.

Rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I would share my original post again, in honor of Marilyn. Plus, I added an update at the end of the original post. Read more

Flash Fiction :: Questions

Every Wednesday, Tracey (Tracey’s Tavern) offers up a Hump Day Challenge. Like many flash fiction challenges, the story should contain no more than 100 words. Specific to Tracey’s challenge, the story is required to include five words of Tracey’s choosing. This week, the five words Tracey chose are: angels, forces, fiber, blunt and tangled.

My stories don’t typically match the genre of the other stories within the challenge. Alas, I enjoy the challenge, and I want to give these words a spin. I hope you like it. Read more

Was that a maybe? Or, was that a no?

My friend was out of town last week, and her husband needed (wanted) help with their two girls while she was gone. My friend’s sister-in-law offered and arranged a play-date for one of the girls on Saturday, while my friend was still out of town. Well, at the end of this month, my friend is going out of town again. And again, her husband needs (wants) help with the girls during her absence. Read more