Another Short Story

March 10, 2015 | The beginning of a journey into writing short stories.

Okay, I’ve written yet another short story. A “real” short story, not a short, short for a contest entry. But I’m not going to print the story here or say what it’s about (Ooh! How mysterious, right?). I’m mentioning it because as I take baby steps and sometimes giant, scary leaps into this “side adventure” of writing short stories while still working on my second novel, I hope and plan to share with you what I discover on my journey.

Foot in mouth moment

February 2, 2015 | what not to do. Ever.

As I stood in Pete’s waiting for my tea order, I noticed how few people were there that morning. In fact, I was first (and only) in line. Then a man walked in with a baby in the stroller and ordered a drink. Moments later, the barista made eye contact with me and assured me my drink would be ready in just a minute.

All the Ways I Love Tea

January 29, 2015 | Tea as a source of comfort.

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea - Henry James