Resolving to ignore Bramble, my living coffee cup, I sit back down at the table with my laptop. I have writing to do. The rich smell of coffee is teasing my nostrils. I eye the cup.“So, Bramble how does this work? I mean do I just pick you up and drink?”“Oh yes, very simple. You… Continue reading Bramble
At one point, early in my parenting career, I thought that my youngest son would never learn how to speak. There’s no reason to learn if someone is going to do it for you. I can’t hazard a guess how many times I had to stop my older son from answering for his brother. What… Continue reading Tongue Box – A Teaser Post for Chimera and Curses
When I clamber to my feet I see my coffee cup sitting quietly on the table watching with wide eyes. I blink, rub my eyes, and refocus on my cup. It’s still staring at me.“How?” I mumble.“Louder, Shari. I can’t hear you.”“That’s because I wasn’t talking to you,” I fire back without thought. I smack… Continue reading A coffee cup named . . .
I woke with my head on my arms bent over at the table. My body felt as if I’d slept there a full week through. I creaked my eyes open and scanned around. I’m nose to nose with my ivory coffee cup, or I would be if coffee cups had noses. I stared off the… Continue reading “Coffee is hot and fresh,” said the snow-coloured lips
It all started on a morning very much like this one with a strange crystal-like mist plugging the air. The sun fought and failed to break through the gloom. My ivory pumpkin-shaped coffee mug sat on the table before me empty, and me to desolate to rise and fill go fill it. So, we (me… Continue reading A coffee mug created in the manner of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld suitcase . . .
Are you familiar with that deep-seated feeling of tiredness? The kind of tiredness that weighs down all your limbs and clings to your thoughts like sleepy spiderwebs? Maybe you’re working too hard and sleeping too little, or perhaps life is just coming at you from all sides and it’s wearing you down. Well, that was… Continue reading Welcome to our first enchanted coffee of 2023
Can you see his expressive brows, eyes, and smile on that brown cookie dough face? The contours of his body are all round edges. He is adorned with three red icing buttons and squiggly white lace icing cuff on his arms and legs. With his arm raised and waving he yells his classic line, “as… Continue reading Oh, Mister Gingerbread Man
Today I plopped a Keurig Holiday Coffee Blend pod into my coffeemaker. Best description of the smell and taste is bitter. It’s a plain, strong, black coffee. For those of you that enjoy a light roast coffee, this is anything but. I’ll drink the full cup and have a second, but I was hoping the… Continue reading Holiday Coffee
When I think of sea glass, I envision sparkling water and blues, greens, and turquoise. I think of walks along the beach combing the sand for glittering debris. Tiny pieces of glass worked over by the movement of the tides so sharp edges are replaces by smooth ones. Today I’m sipping sea glass green tea.… Continue reading Sea Glass Tea
A revised edition of The Ember Stone is being released in early 2023. I hoping for January, but I suspect February is a more realistic time frame and it will be just ahead of Chimera and Curses release date. Now, why a revision, you ask? As an author, I have learned a few things since The Ember… Continue reading Revised, altered, revamped