Augustus and His Namesake

Augustus and His Namesake

If you have an August birthday, you were born in an interesting month–a month with a history. To start with, it was once called Sextilis  and was the sixth month. Then, along came powerful Augustus Caesar. It was renamed August in the year 8 B.C. The lovely Peridot is your birth stone and you have […]

A Shadow on the Rock, Chapter 2

A Shadow on the Rock, Chapter 2

Chapter Two The trail Miss Georgia followed dipped down into a small ravine. In rainy weather, a creek meandered through, but now only a few pools of water puddled in the low places. This wet weather creek dead-ended farther back in the woods, in a cave. Miss Georgia had only been as far as the […]

The Wheels of the Truck

The Wheels of the Truck

A beautiful morning. I’ve been out in the back yard with Nemo and my cup of coffee. The wildflower seeds I planted are still looking OK. I hope they grow and spread. A funny  thing–some seeds I planted years ago are poking up. That’s okay with me. I like happy surprises. People are out walking, […]

Introducing Ulysses

Introducing Ulysses

Chapter 5 As the sun sank below the trees, I decided to make this a short day and go to bed early. Last night, I had been so wrought up from my hair-raising experience, I slept only a little. Tonight, I’d drink a cup of chamomile tea and, hopefully, sleep at least until sunrise. Glancing […]

Just Supposin’

Just Supposin’

Writing a mystery is doing a lot of just supposin’. Come with me a moment into the mysterious realms of the fourth Ned McNeil mystery. Just suppose that it was part of Ned’s job to take a picture of an old farmhouse for her boss, Daisy. But, suppose that when Ned goes inside the dark […]

Soggy Saturday Thoughts

Soggy Saturday Thoughts

I look out of my window on the world (my own particular little corner) and see rain dimming the morning. Thunder booms, Nemo cringes, putting his paws on my leg, looking at me with questioning eyes. Sometimes a thunder shirt and soft jazz just don’t help all that much. I tell him that he’s fine, […]

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