The Fall Commute

Leave earlier, bumper-to-bumper, stop and go, watch the crosswalks, stay alert for bikes; of all the things to enjoy and appreciate about fall, back-to-school traffic isn’t one of them.

– Written for Day 31 of Awake August 2016, 31 Days of Mindful Writing in the form of Small Stones (concise daily observations) from Writing Our Way Home.



Just A Squirrel Trying To Get A Nut

Abruptly torn from my reverie, a blaring horn, and a few choice expletives reminded me yet again, that human drivers have no respect for jaywalking squirrels.

– Written for Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 #58. Word prompt was “reverie.” WC 26. Photo from National Wildlife Federation Blog. “Just A Squirrel Trying To Get A Nut” was voted 2nd place in this contest.


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