Counting Words and Milestones

500 Words Challenge logo The second day of the New Year, and here I am, churning out words, mainly because I joined Jeff Goins’ 500 Words a Day Challenge for the month of January. What was I thinking? I’m already a day behind! I’m late for a couple of reasons: 1. I didn’t know about … Continue reading Counting Words and Milestones

Worthy Words: A Peculiar Crossroads

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.  —Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), Mystery and Manners, part 2 (1969). How profound is this concept, and how true?  Flannery O'Connor is one of my favorite writers. A master of the short story, she is famous for blending … Continue reading Worthy Words: A Peculiar Crossroads

Sunday Wordle: June 17

Here are the words from Wordle 61 at The Sunday Whirl: blend, latch, chest, current, draft, string, crack, spare, temper, refrain, racket, trace, strike. These words seemed to want to be a poem. Here's a draft: Muddle Outside, the air’s a rare blend of jasmine and wood smoke from the grill. My chest hurts from hunching over … Continue reading Sunday Wordle: June 17