Hoping for Spring Growth

As September approaches and the fall is getting closer and closer, I think more and more about the coming winter. I always find it a difficult time to prepare—I don’t suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), but I just don’t like the cold. Instead of dreading the winter though, IContinue Reading

The Summer Breeze Beckons

I’m on vacation this week, spending time with family in a lovely cottage in Quebec, Canada. We’re set in a forest in the mountains, and this week’s haikuhorizons prompt fits right into my mood. As the path opens The sky’s breath leads me home, The verdant forest shades. The verdantContinue Reading

My To-Do List - String Around my Finger

The prompt for this week on haikuhorizons is “remember”. As a mom, I’m always finding that there are long lists of things I need to remember to do. I’d like to think I can recall them all, but sometimes I need a little help. Things to remember Milk, butter, eggsContinue Reading

The Circle Continues

I’ll bet you were expecting a microstory weren’t you?  YeahWriteMe has decided to move in another direction and won’t be providing weekly prompts for my 42-word microstories any more. So, while I look for another project, I’ll jump in with a haiku this week using the haikuhorizons prompt “spring”. Nature’sContinue Reading


The prompt on haiku horizons today is “poem”.  It got me to thinking about what makes good poetry. To write a good poem You must express emotion In lyrical form.   Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or follow Live by Surprise onContinue Reading

Name Your Fear

Conventional wisdom suggests that naming your fears will help you to conquer them.  While I have few remaining vestiges of the mental health trauma I experienced after the accident, I have discovered that I have developed a fear of enclosed spaces.  Specifically – I have a fear of long underwaterContinue Reading