“Lucy. You want to play ball?” “Gee, I was just getting ready for a sunbath.” “But that little stip of the sun will be bigger later. The ball’s behind you.” “Still nice and warm out here.” “Take a turn with the ball.” “Okay, I’ll toss it.” “Did you toss it? I don’t see it.” “It […]

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we witnessed a small breakthrough between Larry and Cortez. It looked like Cortez is worried about keeping his family safe, and Larry made some sense in suggesting that the government could protect his family better than Cortez could. Cortez is taking a moment to think through […]

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

This post originally ran on August 3rd, 2015. I think there is still some good advice in here. *** The inspiration for this list came from spending over 3800 Sundays so far and not making the best decisions always on how to spend the day. Now that this is Monday, maybe there is enough time […]

Well, today, gang, we will go out into the Lakeway neighborhood to see if there are any new and different mailbox toppers. It has been over a year since we checked them out, so it is about time. We are being catered by Café No Sé in Austin. Since I still have not figured out […]

    I went on a long walk today to clear my head since I knew I would be challenged to complete the Stream of Consciousness prompt later. I was in deep thought about some inconsequential matter, like should I powerwash the driveway. Then, all of a sudden, my attention was snapped to fully aware […]

    It is Friday again and the beginning of that period of rest that we all need. I hope your week went well. We all learned that the CDC issued some revised guidelines for mask-wearing. They advise mask-wearing even if fully vaccinated in public places, indoors in those areas where there is a high […]

“What’s Mom doing?” “Watering the roses.” “Why do they need to be watered?” “Everything needs water to grow, Little One.” “Is that why Dad puts water on the new tree?” “Yup. The very reason.” “It looks like the tree has been watered.” “I’m so glad you keep your eye on these things.” “Hey, Lucy. Check […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week Cortez indicated to Larry that he was ready to move to the cars. He instructed Larry to contact those on the outside to let them know they are coming out. As you can imagine, the vector of this story has taken a turn for the […]

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the Cafe and update and recent reviews for authors on the shelves The first author today with a recent review is James. J. Cudney for his family drama Watching Glass Shatter. About the book After 40 years of marriage, Olivia’s husband unexpectedly passes away. But when Ben’s…