Category: female

Silk Scarf

My forty-two words for Yeah Write’s Gargleblaster Challenge. The prompt…“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?” She sat by me in the auditorium, more hair missing now than present under her scarf. The lights dimmed. “Why are we here?  You should be…” “Shh. Our daughters are on stage. This is where I should be.” I held…

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Stretch Fabric

She knew she was not getting any younger.  She told herself she needed to go for it, reach for it, take her turn.  Was it her turn?  When did she get in line? She told herself it didn’t matter.  She woke up, stood up, and reached. Nothing. Her fingertips touched the smooth empty shelf.  She strained…

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Crop Top

Apparently short hair is not sexy. Victoria’s Secret, who I guess are the protectors of sexy these days, aired an ad in which one of the models had chin length hair.  She was obviously a beautiful woman, half dressed and by all other standards would be deemed sexy, but her hair was to her chin.…

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Bleach

I go to a day spa type of place for my…maintenance. Let’s call it that because Maggie is always telling me, “Keep it rated G, Mom.  Let’s keep it G.” Anyway, a girl needs things done, so I go.  The other day I noticed there’s a Menu of Services, so while I was waiting I…

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Babydoll Nighty

My mother used to say, “Okay, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.” She raised a particularly dramatic child, so this little pearl of wisdom was heard a lot in our house.  It’s an odd visual.  I have always taken it to mean while you are getting rid of something you feel needs…

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Another Unraveling Hem

Hold on, hold on to yourself…this is gonna hurt like hell. I posted this just under a year ago.  In light of Boston and Texas, it seems appropriate.  Songs convey emotion that words alone can not. Loss is universal and the pain reminds us all that we can hurt in ways we never knew possible.…

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Prairie Skirt

I had no idea Prairie Dawn wore days of the week underwear. She’s also a Leo, her birthday is 8/3, and her mother is named Delta (making her Delta Dawn like the song).  I Googled her and found out she’s pretty darn fascinating. When I was younger I was always more of a Miss Piggy…

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Cute Blouse

I have this blouse.  I bought it about two years ago.  It’s an actual grown up blouse, silky and everything.  I brought it home because it was cute and I saw it on the model in the store and thought, “I could wear that.”  It has sort of a swirly pattern and it looks very…fun,…

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Sailor Suit

Sundays are Pancake Sunday at our house.  It’s really the only day I cook and I’m working on mastering the art of the pancake.  We’ve had blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes and this Sunday…buttermilk pancakes. Pancakes are really quite simple, but you need to stick with a basic recipe and don’t mess with it too much.…

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