Reading for Winter Days


  Winter in Wisconsin is a great time to sit by the fire and read. This month I found a few gems you might like. A Horseman Riding By I first read RF Delderfield’s classic…

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The Sacrifice

Businesswoman against backdrop of gears

What would you do if you were asked to fire someone unjustly? This piece of flash fiction explores that question.  Rachel stared at the phone in her hand, then let it drop into her lap….

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Always Time to Read


I scurried around the house, trying to get in in proper order before our friends arrived. They were coming to visit my husband, following his surgery. It was a kind and thoughtful gesture. Instead, all…

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Distractions, Real and Imagined

Working Schedule

So it’s January 10. I’m still not in the work groove. Not for lack of intending to. I wish I could say I’ve been trying. That’s true, sort of. This should be me: Instead, this…

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The Search for a Resentment-Free Gift

Wrapped gifts

  Choosing Christmas gifts for most people on my list is a joy. From time to time, though, I confess to a little resentment. Not at all the right spirit, I’m afraid. So for all…

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Squeezing Out Some Time To Read

Red Christmas background

Writing Christmas cards. Shopping. Planning travel. Wrapping. Baking. Decorating. Is it any surprise I’m not finding as much time to read these days? I did manage to squeeze in a few books. Here are two…

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Raising Fear

Iskra (Raising Fear)

  Duty. Desire. Destiny. How far would you go to be safe… to be free…to be loved?   Iskra doesn’t question the rules. The rules are there to keep her safe from those who are…

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The Alarm Jarred Me Awake

Line of Alarm Clocks

Ever feel like you’re behind and can never catch up? Here’s a short story you may relate to. I let out a sigh when I see the flashing lights in my rear-view mirror. Seriously? I…

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Seeing With New Eyes

Colors dropped in water

  There are days when I realized that my eyes are letting me down. I don’t mean that I can’t see. After all these years, I’ve grown used to my nearsighted astigmatism. Now add to…

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Dance Your Dance

Dancing on beach

  One of the most terrifying decisions I ever had to face was choosing a college. For the first time in my life, my path wasn’t laid out for me. If I didn’t take action,…

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