Weekend Coffee Share: Blog Blues

CheneyRants, Writing Challenges15 Comments

  If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am very annoyed with the internet right now. This morning I set up my WordPress.com blog to redirect to my domain name and things aren’t working for me yet. I can view my website on my mobile browser, and I thing other people can view my blog on … Read More

First Day

CheneyFiction, Writing Challenges17 Comments

“Here they come. Quick, everyone, finish your coffees! Put on your masks!” They spread their mouths into grimaces that, with luck, will pass as genuine smiles. Somewhere behind them, a bell rings. The first bus pulls up, and the children pour out.

If Blocked

CheneyFiction, Writing Challenges11 Comments

First say NO to everything asked of you Take the burden of the bare minimum of responsibility Find the nearest chair and put your ass into it Take deep breaths ready your mind ready your fingers Now cut yourself open and bleed

An Elixir of Excitement and Dread

CheneyDaily Grind, Writing Challenges13 Comments

… I would tell you that I’m going to a wedding today that I have been looking forward to all summer, but my anxiety is threatening to ruin it for me. … I would tell you that I have the intention of giving up alcohol after today, which makes the anticipation of this “last hurrah” as exciting as it is … Read More

Somewhere Out There

CheneyWriting Challenges7 Comments

I watched along with the rest of the interested world, the craters and plains and rises coming into focus, coming into color and life. But then I turned my eyes away and looked farther beyond, Into the black, forgotten void Toward home.

A Very Merry Half-Birthday

CheneyDaily Photo, Writing Challenges8 Comments

Today’s your half-birthday. Arms and legs lengthening, all your sentences getting snappier. You’re halfway grown. I know you, now. But mountains will rise and red tides will come, sooner than we both can handle. Who will you be, girl? Where will you go?

If You Love What You Do

CheneyLife Stories, Writing Challenges3 Comments

I got in trouble at work again this week and now I’m terrified that I’m going to be fired. I gave my boss an attitude. Again. I didn’t mean to. I’m always sorry, because I never mean to, I swear (and swore to him), but saying sorry doesn’t help in this situation, and now I’m facing consequences. He’s cut my … Read More