Category Archives: romance

Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #5

Here’s the fifth excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose. This one is An Unreasonable Woman, by Diane Wilson, a Texas gulf coast shrimp boat captain and mother of five who took on a powerful chemical company when she found … Continue reading

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Storm on the Way

The sky is filled with flannel gray clouds– lumpy, lowering clouds, as raw and brooding as a Brontë novel. Large, expectant clouds waiting for a storm to rouse them into action.

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Beautiful Prose: Excerpt #3

The third excerpt from my collection of beautiful prose is from Beryl Markham’s The Splendid Outcast. Markham was a British-born Kenyan aviator, adventurer, racehorse trainer and author. She was the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from … Continue reading

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Little Boys Grow Up

I’ve overdosed on the Royal Wedding. Sniffled as many tears as if Prince Harry were my own son. Why all this emotion? Prince Harry reminds me a lot of my youngest son. They’re the same age. Both good-looking young men … Continue reading

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Reading Poetry Aloud

When I arrived in the classroom the tables were almost filled. I looked around and saw some familiar faces.  That was a relief. I had mixed feelings about this class. I’d signed up for it in spite of considerable resistance.  … Continue reading

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A Simpler Love

A favorite poem by Billy Collins, one of America’s poet laureates.  Aimless Love This morning as I walked along the lakeshore, I fell in love with a wren and later in the day with a mouse the cat had dropped … Continue reading

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Baby Love

I gave my new baby her first bath today. I think she enjoyed it. She’s pure as the driven snow, without a blemish on her. Pearly white like a moon flower,  and if you look real close you can see … Continue reading

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Cirrus Clouds

Boy, yesterday was brutal. Was doing so well with my break-up, then BOOM. Cried out a ton of memories. It was a zombie day. Good for nuthin’ but tears. In better shape today. Took myself to the community pool this … Continue reading

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The Oak Leaf

I was about to open my fridge yesterday– the door’s like a big bulletin board– cute magnets, family pics, pizza phone numbers. Covered with stuff I rarely take the time to look at. All of a sudden I saw a … Continue reading

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Voyeur

Back from the neighborhood pool. There’s a married couple there who are regulars. Nice folks. He’s a friendly whale, talks to everyone, swims to ease his back troubles.  She’s big and beautiful, long auburn braid; placid, patient, smiling. I like … Continue reading

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