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The Earth Moved

The Earth Moved

March Slice of Life No. 5. Tell a story in six words, that’s the task. The earth moved, but we stayed.–I wrote this in 2016 after a 7.8 earthquake struck my son’s city in Ecuador. {Notice the juxtaposition. See my tips below.} Portoviejo,...
Crafting a Sentence

Crafting a Sentence

Slice of Life. I was just finishing lunch when a message from a fourth grade class via their teacher lit up the screen on my phone. Figure 1 Anyone who knows me, knows what I immediately did. Here is the snapshot of my notes that I texted back. Figure 2 In my opinion,...
Scent of Salmon

Scent of Salmon

Poetry Friday. Chinook The scent of salmon lingers. Creek waters ripple over smooth stones. Cedar and moss fill the air. At dusk, near water’s edge, bears feast. While snow covers the ground, eggs wait in nesting pockets. Winter turns to spring and in gravelly...
Rain

Rain

Poetry Friday. April showers bring May flowers. RAIN Rain Fell on the roof Dripped steadily from eaves Ran in crooked courses Splattered against windows Came gushing out downspouts Upset plans –found in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White © 2015 Alice Nine...