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Queen of the Garden of Girls, Part 12

Queen of the Garden of Girls, Part 12

Chapter Six Abigail was another older woman. This time, there wasn’t such a huge age difference. She was only ten years older. She was a teacher who had just been laid off, very sweet and very obviously a Kindergarten teacher. Sometimes she treated me like […]

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #6

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #6

Stories I’ve Enjoyed An ode to student loan debt by Tiny Woman Tall World – not a story, but poem, and I can’t figure out whether I should laugh or cry As Long as I’m Human – Short Story by Nopoodles Writing Challenge by Author […]

Not Snow Days, But Fire Days

Not Snow Days, But Fire Days

My son was born in Pennsylvania. We moved to California when he was six weeks old, so he has no memories of his first home, and only a dim understanding of what snow is as we have yet to take our kids to the mountains […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

My mom developed an autoimmune disorder called Myasthenia Gravis almost 20 years ago. It was difficult for her to manage for the first few years, but she eventually found out that a gluten-free diet helps her manage her symptoms almost as well as her medication. […]

Book Review: Freefall: A Divine Comedy by Lily Iona MacKenzie

Book Review: Freefall: A Divine Comedy by Lily Iona MacKenzie

Title: Freefall: A Divine Comedy Author: Lily Iona MacKenzie Publisher: Pen-L Publishing Publication date: January 1, 2019 Genre: Women’s Fiction, Humor Summary: Nearly 60, installation artist Tillie Bloom reunites with her three friends: Sybil, Daddy, and Moll. They converge on Sybil’s vacation home in Whistler, British Columbia after spending years apart, […]

Book Review: The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

Book Review: The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner

Title: The Poison Garden Author: A. J. Banner Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication date: October 22, 2019 Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Psychological Thriller Summary: I usually write my own summaries, but, in this case, I think the already existing one really does say it best: A woman’s idyllic life becomes a […]

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 11

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 11

(Chapter Five continued) A sudden banging at the door made them jump. “Who could that be?” Poppy asked as James went to answer the door. “A jealous girl?” Lily ventured, shrugging. “No one was happy when only Elaina was chosen. You should have seen the […]

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #5

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #5

Happy Publication Day to (deep breath) Beside Herself by Elizabeth LaBan, The Poison Garden by A. J. Banner, and The God Queen by M. L. Tishner! Wow, today is popular. The first two feel like different approaches to dealing with a cheating husband while the […]

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 7: I Should Have Known Something Was Going On

Finding Magic in Motherhood, Part 7: I Should Have Known Something Was Going On

Despite my husband’s reassurances, I was prepared for the long wait for another positive pregnancy test. The doctor had said to wait 3 months, but we had decided to not follow his advice. Still, there was no guarantee I would ovulate any time soon, no […]

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Baking Gluten-Free Cakes

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Baking Gluten-Free Cakes

My mom has been gluten-free for years. It started when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Myasthenia Gravis about 15 years ago. She made two attempts to be gluten-free before it finally stuck the second time. The first time around, there was an […]

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