Friday Afternoon, Third Trimester

Have you ever spent time people-watching in a fast food restaurant? That’s what I was doing when the idea for a story came to me. What would a chain restaurant look like in an alternate, yet familiar universe? Who would go there? Why? This one was fun to write. For some background, this story came … Continue reading Friday Afternoon, Third Trimester

Operation: Garden. One Year Later

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."Audrey Hepburn From overgrown mess to native garden Time flies. Just over a year ago I blogged about starting work on my garden. So here we are: I'm going to show how it's gone. I have to say, I'm pretty darn proud, too. Warning: lots of pictures … Continue reading Operation: Garden. One Year Later

Sweet Shop

“Sherbet fountains.” “Liquorice bootlaces.” “Pear drops.” “Ooh, Black Jacks.” “Candy necklaces! Yay, I love these.” “No, look, gobstoppers!” The wide-eyed children turned as one to the sudden celebrity who’d located the ultimate lolly. A scramble in the aisles became a traffic jam at the retro shelves, and the owner of the new Lucky Sweet Emporium … Continue reading Sweet Shop