Many of us, maybe even most of us, have had a childhood fear that was so intense that we remember it even now with a visceral trepidation. Sometimes avoidance of similar situations is the best response. Sometimes, however, gritting your teeth, clenching your fists, and jumping back in with both feet offers redemption. All her life Joanna addressed her fear by avoiding similar situations, but now that practice would ruin her career. Something had to change. But what? Her story (Up a Creek) is under the Life and Love section. Catch up on your procrastination and poke around there.
The cluster of cheery blooms above is Daphne odora ‘Aureo-marginata.’ The outsides of the petals are the color of hot maroon while the insides are white, showing a pink throat. All those colors are visible in this picture. The flowers are blooming right now in the midst of winter. Their fragrance is enchanting and takes you away to a vacation spot somewhere warm. That’s why I like them: their fragrance is a summer hello in winter.
This website is about my published stories. As you can see, I have sorted them into three groups: Stories About Friends, Stories Just for Fun, and Stories of Life and Love. These stories are the building blocks of the site. So I guess that means that right now this site is under construction. Ideally, it will always be under construction, because I will be adding stories from time to time. So come back to visit every so often and check out my building skills.