Friday, December 30, 2011

Flash 55 - The Beginning and the End

a new year is about to start
the old one going out like a fart
i say things will get better
contradicting the Mayans’ stone carved letter
there’s still plenty of time
to live life all prime
do what’s closest to your heart
be it science or art
before the world comes to an end

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host.
Visit him and give him a tickle.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

"Happy Halloween" by Vanessa V. Kilmer October 29, 2009
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Flash 55 - Devotion

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Have you ever noticed that people who are staunchly individualistic in their personal beliefs and behaviors insist that others conform?
When they refer to freedom of thought, words and actions, what they really mean is “as long as you think and do as me.”
Anyone different is deemed evil and a votary of the devil.  

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host. 
Visit him and give him a tickle.
Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Patriotic Bag

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"star spangled banner" vanessa v kilmer (c) 20110927
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Patriotic Bag

                                                             fire engine rucksack 
                                                             proudly hailed on her back
                                                             with true blue genes
                                                             lily white sports socks
                                                             broad stripes & bright
                                                             stars tote bag
                                                             in the crook of each arm
                                                             eyes blinkered
                                                             by book pages
                                                             as she gallantly streams
                                                             down the gutter in the road
                                                             oh say can you see
                                                             the gleaming American

Merry Meet & Blessed Be

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Labor Day

wake up 
the day is over

demands, wants
favors, needs
pleases, haves

one blink
between a sigh

Merry Meet & Blessed Be!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Flash 55 - Green Balloon

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"Green balloon" by Vanessa V. Kilmer (c) August 12, 2011
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I took a deep breath;
you know
that kind that fills your lungs and belly and then radiates crystal clear oxygen out to your extremities making your fingers and toes tingle with delight.

With eyes closed and all other senses open, I claimed the joy of perfect weather;
a simple, much needed gift today.

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host. 
Visit him and give him a tickle.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Friday, August 05, 2011

Flash 55 - Ode to Summer

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"ozonic corrosion" by Vanessa V. Kilmer (c) August 4, 2011
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Lightening crashed through the neighborhood knocking out the power and air-conditioned goodwill. 

Tempers rose with the temperature. Sweat wiped from stormy brows flew from clenched fists and mixed with words spit out in staccato bursts of anger. 

Between the one one-thousand, two one-thousand count of thunder claps, slaps and punches added to the ozonic corrosion.

Summer is my least favorite season. 

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

The G-Man "Mr. Know-It-All" is our intrepid host. 
Visit him and give him a tickle.

Merry Meet & Blessed Be

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sensational haiku Wednesday - Frustration

nothing stays the same
monotonous hours thunder
across my bedsheets

My husband went back to work last Wednesday. He was very lucky. The only sign he had a stroke is his loss of word recognition. The neurologist said in twenty years they’ve only seen five similar cases. QV has no other symptoms.

Join Jenn over at Youknowthatblog! for lots of Haiku fun! The theme this week is Frustration.

Merry Meet & Blessed Be

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Who's Your Daddy?

It has been so long since I have posted that blogger looks completely different.

I have all of my main characters fleshed out and I chose actors for all of them.

Here is Wolfram, my hero - drooling may commence now:

Merry Meet and Blessed Be!

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Scaredy-cat is Back

It has been suggested to me that I should stop hiding when shit happens. Allow me a moment to whine, “I don’t wanna!”

I’m not really over the urge to whine, but I shall move on.

Life has reached a point of relative plateau.

I am only considering the non-hiding bit because I don’t get much done except the basics of survival and once the crisisses subside I regret the lack of accomplishment in areas that are strictly for me. But damn, I get tired. (And you thought I was done whining.)

So, anyway.

Since I was last here over a month ago, the two biggies:

My husband (QV) was laid off. His company shut down the division for which he worked.

Two weeks later, he had a stroke.

Both “disasters” turned out not to be as horrendous as they sound.

The most important part is that QV (who is only 50) was very lucky in that the effects of the stroke were bizarre but minimal and should not affect his future abilities. We just have to go through the process of having him cleared by a bucket load of doctors. The stroke high-lighted a weak heart as the cause.

We have radically changed our life-styles and we will end up being healthier than before. That’s definitely a good thing.

I don’t much like talking about this kind of stuff (to my mother’s eternal dismay) but I feel guilty about my disappearing acts. I know other people have “stuff” to deal with, too, but I don’t handle stress well. I’ve always required lots of alone time and the need is greater when I have to marshall energy for these lovely little surprises that are thrown our way to help us grow. (I’m laughing hysterically over that last phrase. Are you?)

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Monday, May 02, 2011

The buzzards circled with lazy interest in the death below them. 
The scent of the fresh kill rose to meet their brains, 
acrid and over sweet.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Simple on Saturday

I found this 6 minute 
interesting and entertaining - perception is all.

Merry Meet and Blessed Be