Salesman of the Year

Humor can be a challenge to write. I admire standup comedians putting themselves in a position to crash and burn on stage if a joke flops. The great ones usually make fun of the fails and turn that into the joke. Writers do not have that luxurious opportunity. I love reading and writing humorous stories and dialogue. It’s an odd feeling when writing something which is supposed to be funny because it does not usually make me laugh – out loud, anyway. I write something and think to myself, “Yeah. That’s funny.” Then I think, “Will everyone else find it…

That Girl

A few of you noticed I’ve been AWOL for a while. I’ve been helping out my mom, trying to make headway on my rewrite, and in general dealing with changes in my life. Back up a bit … did I tell you I wrote a whole novel? Yep. It has romance, sizzle, witty dialogue and characters I hope to introduce to you all someday. But first, I gotta rewrite the darn thing. As it turns out, rewriting is harder than writing. Go figure. I suppose that’s why I recently made my first foray into the world of microfiction, specifically 100-word…

Ageless

Originally posted on Dàrsaidh:
Like two pirogues driftin’ through waters deep, They n’er crossed streams but felt each other’s breeze Caressing cheek and kissing lonely lips, A destiny that brought them to their knees. ‘Twas late in life their footsteps tread the ground That led them to a bayou plein de vie Where sweet onion and jasmine bloomed, blessing Their vows declared beneath the cypress trees. Now tightly clasping hands windswept from age Between their bodies, they lie in their bed, And eye-to-eye their souls each night renew Hushed promises as on the day they wed. Though seeming brief,…