From My Short Story Archives – ‘Mitzi’

I haven’t had much time to write new stories this past month, but I have a lot of new followers on this site, so I decided I’d dig back through my archives and give a few of the old stories some fresh air. They will be new for many readers, and, hopefully, enjoyable the secondContinue reading “From My Short Story Archives – ‘Mitzi’”

Adoption – flash fiction

I wrote this story almost two years ago for a flash-fiction writing challenge, and I’m not sure why it’s been on my mind and heart the past few days. But it has been, and I figured that was a good reason to give it another few minutes in the spotlight.  Hair bristled on my neck.Continue reading “Adoption – flash fiction”

Friday Fictioneers – 2/27/15 — ‘Adoption’

Friday Fictioneers, for those who are not aware, is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields on her blog. She gives us a picture prompt each week, and challenges us to write a 100-word story based on that picture. It’s great discipline and lots of fun. So if you’d like to join in, just followContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 2/27/15 — ‘Adoption’”

Velvet Verbosity # 380 – ‘A Donkey Named Clover’

    Clover nuzzled the sweet-smelling ground cover that had inspired her name. She lived here now, on Old Jake’s homestead, having stumbled onto it by accident – or by Divine intervention – after being beaten by her previous owner and barely escaping. Limping through the stormy night, she’d eventually collapsed  in this sweet-smelling field.Continue reading “Velvet Verbosity # 380 – ‘A Donkey Named Clover’”

New Babies On Our Block

  Groundhogs can be pretty destructive when it comes to property, but they are cute as a button. We had four new babies on our block last summer, and this year, we have two new ones. They actually live across the street from me, on property that is awaiting a probate decision before new ownershipContinue reading “New Babies On Our Block”

My Own Personal Cardinal

This picture isn’t super clear, but this little guy just never holds still.  Often he’s on my front porch, sitting on the banister, but if I even try to slip out the door to get a picture, he’s gone before I get the door open. However, the other day, I was sitting on my porchContinue reading “My Own Personal Cardinal”

Wag More; Bark Less

I’m not much of a believer in “New Year’s Resolutions,” but this year I have decided to make one — only one. It is based on a piece of advice that comes from the canine community, and I think it is a commitment that has value. So for the year 2013, I, Sandra Conner, doContinue reading “Wag More; Bark Less”