David Attenborough had to be here. I stopped dead in my tracks and looked around. I could hear his voice, that clipped British accent narrating, “Here on the shores of the majestic Pacific, near the nesting and hunting grounds of the albatross, we have an isolated colony of great pink apes.” However he was nowhere … Continue reading Of Airplanes, Apes, And Albatross
SO I entered my first writing contest! The James Patterson Co-author Contest. You had to write a sample chapter out of a potential thriller book in 1000 words or less. I spent over a month struggling to come up with an idea, asking everyone I knew for one until I remembered a terrifying and true … Continue reading My First Writing Contest!!!
“I heard people got hurt there ." “What do you mean hurt? Like stabbed or shot?” I asked, pressing my mom for more details. She hesitated before looking around and whispering, (even though we were alone in her house) “I heard a lady got raped there. A Hoale lady.” She stressed Haole, looking a me … Continue reading The Labyrinth and the Tsunami Shack
I didn’t know he committed suicide. That he was a raging alcoholic and a three time divorcé. That while watching the Allied Invasion of Normandy on D-day through a pair of field glasses he heard guns that, “Sounded as though they were throwing whole railway trains across the sky.” When I discovered this it changed him … Continue reading The Old Man and the Silver Creek
Who knew ambling along at thirty miles per hour, hunched over a rental car steering wheel, squinting into the dark beyond the headlights could be so exciting? I jumped back with a startled scream as an elk ambushed me from the surrounding forest, my foot slamming the break pad, cell phone clattering to the floor … Continue reading The Road To Saturn’s Rings
I was two miles from home when the phone call came. The screaming of my infant daughter blaring from the speaker on my phone nearly obscuring the groggy voice of my husband, “She needs you.” I hit end, cranked up the stereos volume, and pulled a u-turn. The night before having failed to recruit … Continue reading Nana and the Perseids
They say it’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the landing. I landed on a rainy day. My car tires gripping the rain slicked road until suddenly they weren’t. Did I hit the accelerator on that sharp turn knowing I’d flip over the guardrail? I don’t know. What I do know is this: … Continue reading The Day I Fell East