What Makes You Purr?

Molly Finds Her Purr, illustrated children's book, picture book, purr

© Shelley Steinle, illustrator.

A year ago I lost my purr.

At the time, I didn’t think of it that way. I was suffering the side effects of a concussion. All summer long I’d been unable to enjoy the activities that helped me feel fulfilled.

 

  • Limited screen time, which meant little to no computer/TV/Kindle/phone usage.
  • Reading was difficult because of eye strain and blur.
  • I mean, really, even thinking was a chore.

What’s a writer-woman to do? Continue reading

What’s in the Trunk?

science fiction story, bloggingWhen the cop stops her, Janine does her best to appear calm. Unworried.

She presses the button slowly so her driver’s side window slides open as if Janine has all the time in the world.

The policeman is big, burly, and surly.

“Crap,” Janine mutters.

“Driver’s license.”

Janine wills her hands to not shake as she pulls her wallet out of her purse and finds the fake ID. Continue reading

Do We Dare…?

runners, running, women's raceWe all heard the piercing ding at the same time.

Which is saying something, since over 20,000 of us – women of all sizes, shapes, colors, ages – were gathered at Boston’s Charles Street to begin the Women for Health 10K run.

Joanne elbowed me as we stood side-by-side waiting for the starting gun to go off. “Do you see what I see?” she asked, staring down at her phone. Continue reading