Advent Stories, Part 4

Hello friends! Here is my 4th and final installment of the writing challenge hosted by my friend, Rachel. I’m late in posting because we spent the last week visiting family in Montana to celebrate Christmas. This part concludes the short story of Jon and Hope. The prompt: Love. Hope watched the road from the bigContinue reading “Advent Stories, Part 4”

Advent Stories, Part 3

Hello, friends! My friend Rachel is hosting a fiction writing challenge for the Advent season. If you’ve been following along, Part 3 is a continuation of Jon and Hope’s story. If you’re just now joining us, here’s Part 1 and Part 2. This week’s prompt: Joy. Jon lifted his head, peace settling on him andContinue reading “Advent Stories, Part 3”

Advent Stories, Part 2: Faith

Hello, friends! My friend Rachel is hosting an Advent Season fiction writing challenge, and I thought it would be fun to take part. Each week, she’ll post a prompt, and I’ll write a short fiction piece related to the prompt. I hope you enjoy this little series, and I’m excited to see where the weeklyContinue reading “Advent Stories, Part 2: Faith”

Today I noticed… {A Writing Prompt Reflection}

I’ve been doing a 10 day writing challenge using the opening prompt, “Today I noticed…” I wrote this on Saturday, after we experienced 6 inches of snowfall. Our trees hadn’t yet shed their leaves for the winter, and many weren’t ready to bear the weight of the snow with the leaves. Today I noticed theContinue reading “Today I noticed… {A Writing Prompt Reflection}”

{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a #writingwednesday, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been on my mind. Finding the routine of school again after so many months of it looking vastly different has been good, but it’s also been challenging. Speaking of challenging, today’s post is about a reflection prompt that I foundContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}”

{Writing Wednesday: Poetry edition}

Happy Writing Wednesday, dear readers! Every now and then I get the urge to write a little spot of poetry, because as much as I love fiction and sharing about leaving a legacy that matters, poetry holds a not small bit of my heart. My family and I recently spent some time in Montana, andContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Poetry edition}”

{Writing Wednesday: Con’s Journey}

Every now and then, I like to give you a glimpse of something I’m working on. I’ve been doing some family research on ancestry.com recently, and discovered one of my ancestor’s point of entry of immigration to the United States. I challenged myself to a short two-page writing prompt about Constantine Maximillian Ulrich (I know,Continue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Con’s Journey}”

{REMEMBER}

My son’s cap and gown arrived over the weekend. Another reminder of all that this Spring season should have been, and won’t be. I find myself in a strange place where hope and grief co-mingle, intertwined with each other as if one. Hope: the long, slow process of reopening has begun.  Certain restrictions are beingContinue reading “{REMEMBER}”

{Writing Wednesday, Thursday edition: The Train}

Yesterday’s Writing Wednesday prompt: train.  Here’s what came from a 10 minute writing session.  Enjoy! She pulled open the door of her compartment, swaying as the train rounded a bend.  She reached out  to keep her balance, her fingers contacted smooth paneling.  She reached across the small hallway, and again her fingers came in contact,Continue reading “{Writing Wednesday, Thursday edition: The Train}”

{Rise}

This post is part of a series from the hope*writers New Year Writing Challenge.  Here is my post from day 7: Rise. The trees rise to meet the clouds, their needles and branches sway in the wind.  Carrying the weight of the world and the snow in their branches, in their strong, sure hands.  AsContinue reading “{Rise}”