The Bigamist

Today in Writing 101, write a post with roots in a real-world conversation. For a twist, include foreshadowing. I opened the envelope in my hands glancing at the return address as I ripped it open. Schultz & Kirkpatrick, P.C. it read. A lawyer, I thought to myself. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, no less. The documents enclosed … Continue reading The Bigamist

My Step Mother’s House

My step mother’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a dark-red brick house with ivy growing all over, which colored the house according to the seasons.  In fall, the house blared out in wild hues of red, copper, and orange ivy leaves.  In winter, the house seemed stark, naked.  In spring and summer, deep green leaves … Continue reading My Step Mother’s House

My Step Mother’s House

My step mother’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a dark-red brick house with ivy growing all over, which colored the house according to the seasons.  In fall, the house blared out in wild hues of red, copper, and orange ivy leaves.  In winter, the house seemed stark, naked.  In spring and summer, deep green leaves … Continue reading My Step Mother’s House

Auburn Berries

Sweet auburn berries - turn tart during autumn’s veil, fickle summer love. 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com These wild berries grow along the road where I walk each morning.  I took this picture in the heat of summer. Join us in Amanda’s Unique Art Chic, Pixel Prose Challenge.  It is open to everyone! Thanks … Continue reading Auburn Berries

My first German-Polish-Russian Christmas

I was born the fourth child to a German father from Kansas, and a Russian mother, who I was told was born on a boat coming to America. Apparently I was the by-product of a fabulous 35th birthday celebration that my father must have greatly enjoyed. I did the math and the numbers add up! … Continue reading My first German-Polish-Russian Christmas

The Red Sweater

A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene. Today’s twist: write the scene from three different points of view: from the perspective of the man, … Continue reading The Red Sweater

Connie and Ling

Today in Writing 101, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study. I adore my morning walks, especially now that autumn is imminent and the temperatures are lowering. I usually start out with my two trusty side-kicks, Sugar and … Continue reading Connie and Ling

Pixel Prose Challenge–Montana Autumn

Fall stealthily creeps from the base of the mountains to the tips of the trees with a frosty morning greeting. The air, crisper now, sparkles in the dew as fluffy clouds stretch thinly over the blue. Deepening shadows broaden and distend, lengthening into Autumnal snows. 2014 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com Montana Autumn is my … Continue reading Pixel Prose Challenge–Montana Autumn

An Average Girl

She was a typical kind of girl, just an ordinary, run of the mill kind of girl. Nothing fancy, nothing elegant, simply her. She had a common job as a cocktail waitress earning her living at the usual kind of bar - serving men who treated her cruel. In her regular way she battled the … Continue reading An Average Girl