Category Archives: My Writing

Stories and essays I have written

It’s a Mystery

There are various types of whodunits or crime novels including detective stories, cozy mysteries, suspense novels, and thrillers, each with its own format. Even though most subject indices list them together as “Mystery and Detective Stories” or just “Mysteries,” a … Continue reading

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A Non-Political, Non-Critical Letter to Trump

Sometimes a cozy writer, like me, reads posts by fellow authors that are anything but cozy. Maybe serious, maybe instructive, and sometimes satirical. Here is a post by a warm, helpful author/blogger who has been a great mentor. I like … Continue reading

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W–Write, Don’t Wilt

  Penelope loved to work on quilts. She made up stories while she quilted. However, when she tried to write, The notion just plain wilted.   Athena always liked to knit. She dreamed stories while she knitted. But putting those on paper? … Continue reading

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V—Variety

Thomas Bates didn’t like variety. He worked at the same job for forty-five years, and whenever a new worker tried to call him Tom, Thomas set the fellow straight. “Name’s Thomas. Always has been, always will be.” After Thomas’s reluctant … Continue reading

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T–Trolley Track Trail

Of all the former rail paths turned into hiking/biking trails in the United States, none could be more popular or prettier than the Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail in Kansas City.  The crushed limestone trail runs on the former alignment … Continue reading

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S–Sizzling

I didn’t get home until 7:00 this evening, then marinated some chicken. Now, thanks to my husband, the chicken is sizzling on the grill. Grills are good friends. Grilling husbands are good to have. We still won’t eat until after … Continue reading

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R–Recollect

Last night, in bed, I thought of a word beginning with R and a whole story I could write about the word. This morning I could not recollect the story or even the word. It started with re-. I’m sure of that. … Continue reading

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