Clichés

Griselda disappeared a couple of months ago. Before setting off for subconscious terrain, she left a long letter on my desktop, beside a file of the novella I was writing, accusing me of suffering from a “Plague of clichés.” I didn’t scoff, as I might have if anyone else had said it. Her list of … More Clichés

Globs and Blobs

Does anyone else’s eye hurt? I hate talking about my writing. I really hate writing synopses, mostly because I’m lousy at it…but there’s a fog outside that seems to be rising out of mounds of melting snow. Does that seem right? A few days ago I tried a gluten free chocolate version of a snack … More Globs and Blobs

Nightmare

You’re at a restaurant for dinner and order salmon, with lemon butter sauce on the side, and lightly steamed vegetables. The waiter brings you a plate of roast beef and mashed potatoes, slathered with gravy,. A few limp string beans peek out from under the white and brown mush. You say, “This isn’t what I … More Nightmare