Friday Fictioneers

I haven’t done a Friday Fictioneers post in a long time and I’m not sure I’ve ever done one here. I had mentioned in an earlier post that I would start sharing some writing, but that never happened. Well, until now. I was inspired by another blogger and a picture. So, here we are. I hope you enjoy!

The ground was hard and cold. As Marie dug she noticed how low the icicles hung from the dead branches. Icy daggers, she thought. Waiting for an unsuspecting victim.

“George come help me.”

He wrenched himself from his perch, took hold of the shovel, scooped up some icy dirt and threw it over his shoulder. Suddenly, something warm pierced his side. He looked down and saw a fresh stream of blood pouring from his chest.

Falling against the tree, he knocked the icy daggers lose.

“Sorry George,” Marie said. “It wouldn’t have worked. They never do.”

Word count: 96

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly meme hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

PHOTO PROMPT: ©Dale Rogerson



☕️Weekend Coffee Share☕️

Hey everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last dropped in to do a coffee share and I do have a few things to catch you up on.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I’m healing nicely and quickly from my surgery. Although every now and then there is a bit of pain, but that’s to be expected.

I also want to say thank you again for all the well wishes.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I participated for the first time in The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa.🎅🏻 Continue reading

Tsundoku Bingo Announcement and Sign-Up

If you’re anything like me, you have quite a few books on your TBR pile. Personally, I have books here there and everywhere. And at last count, although not yet complete, I have about 100 books that have yet to be read.

So, if I read one book a month it would take a minimum of 8 years to get through my TBR pile. But here’s the problem I keep buying books and therefore the TBR pile keeps growing.

And since I have an insatiable need to buy books with good intentions to read them, I thought I would start Tsundoku Bingo. Continue reading

The Official TBR Pile Challenge 2108

Is it to early to start planning ones 2018 TBR?

Yes and no. I have so many books that I need to knock off my TBR shelf that I considered making my 2018 reads books on my TBR.

I’ll be doing the Official TBR Pile Challenge and the Mount TBR Challenge. For the Mount TBR I’m going to start with the Pikes Peak level.

The Goal: To read 12 books that are on my TBR list. 12 books that I’ve been meaning to read for a year or more.

Click the links above 👆 to find out more and sign up.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  2. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  3. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie Continue reading

☕️Weekend Coffee Share☕️

I’m going to keep this brief because, well I just took some pain meds and I’m sure I’ll be rather loopy here soon.

If We Were Having Coffee. . .

I’d like to say thank you to everyone that sent me well wishes. They were greatly appreciated. According to the doctor I’m on a slow, but steady recovery process. It’s true what they say once you past 30 your body doesn’t bounce back.

A brief recap from my last Coffee Share. As you may know I was hospitalized and had surgery for a bowel blockage and twisted colon. The part of the colon that was removed was the part in which the appendix is attached. The doctor told me on one of his visits that it also appears that I had appendicitis. Now just by virtue of the part of the colon they had to remove the appendix came out too. Yay me. Free appendectomy. Or was it?

Moving on. Continue reading