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April 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Our Story

You broke down my walls

The ones I tried so hard to keep built up

I wanted to love

But I was afraid to give my heart to someone again

Searching, but keeping people at arms length


Desiring to be loved

Wanting to be touched

Physically, emotionally, & spiritually

Praying that you'd find me…


Added by Carissa Galow on April 28, 2011 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Little Birdie

I remember it as if it were yesterday, or was it perhaps just then? It was around this very time at night and unseasonably cold, much like now. Ah, deja vu, it appears to have found me! But this is neither here nor there. I have a tale to tell and so I shall tell it.


I'd been tossing and turning all night, as I tend to do, when I heard a sound that sounded like nails lightly scraping my window. At first, I dismissed it as a branch from our old tree blowing in the wind. But,…


Added by Carissa Galow on April 28, 2011 at 10:47pm — 2 Comments

It's SPRING, right???


It seems to me as if we have fired straight through spring right into summer!  After spending a hot day inside a humid middle school with a host of malodorous middle school students, I was ready to cruise home, fire up the AC and let the cooling begin.  Hitting the screen door, flying through the kitchen--I dropped my bags on the counter.  My sweaty palms flew to the thermostat to dial up the cool air.  Sweat dripped from my brow as I hastily dialed my…


Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on April 28, 2011 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

April 28, 2011 Creative Writing Challenge #25: You are going to the Royal Wedding. Tell us with whom, why you're there, and what you find out!

I am going to the Royal Wedding with Fergie of course!!!  No, no, no, not the singing one, the one who threw her head back and brayed like an ass in the Royal Carriage after her own Royal Wedding!!  She has always been my favorite and the only one of the lot, with the possible exception of Harry, who doesn't…


Added by Sheree on April 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

"Good Friday" by Christina Rosetti



“GOOD FRIDAY” – by Christina G. Rossetti

Am I a stone, and not a sheep,

That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross,

To number drop by drop Thy Blood’s slow loss,

And yet not weep?

Not so those women loved

Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee;

Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly;…


Added by wiffledust on April 22, 2011 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Great meal!

Temporarily jettisoned back to 1983, I pull out my fax copy of a recipe that my roommate, Cathy and I used to make in our little apartment on King Street, Shippensburg University.  Our apartment was just above the green awning, and PS—in 1983, it looked NOTHING like this!



Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on April 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Creative Writing Challenge #24 - Write a short description of Heaven.

My view of Heaven as a child was that of angels with fluffy snow-white wings and golden harps.  I imagined walking on clouds and being welcomed by hordes of people, known and unknown to me, bearing armloads of all the things I loved best (mostly that ribbon candy you get at Christmas!!), along with every pet I'd ever had.

These days, I am not convinced that angels sit on clouds and play music all day.  And I don't especially care for harp music, so that's fine with me.  I prefer to… Continue

Added by Sheree on April 18, 2011 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments


With the dog days of summer just around the corner, nothing quenches your thirst better than a fresh margarita.  You can sidle up to the local Mexican bar with store bought mixer, or whip up some fresh margaritas on your own!   Forget that sour mix and ream some lemons and limes—this one is a keeper.  This recipe, courtesy of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, beckoned to me one warm, spring afternoon.  My husband, David was feverishly working on the monthly bills at our dining room table.…


Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on April 16, 2011 at 12:18am — 2 Comments


May I just say up front, that my relationship with vegetables of any sort is tenuous at best.  As a child, I remember swallowing green peas one by one like aspirin just to get them down.  I fed broccoli to an unsuspecting blind and mentally challenged, older than dirt pooch under the dinner table.  I was unsuccessful.  My mother would put creamed corn on my plate and it was all I could do to not heave right there at the table. Brussel sprouts—yuck.  Even the odor was enough to keep me…


Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on April 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

All In A Bucket - A Short Fiction



My mama disappeared that summer. Funny thing about memory, sometimes I don’t know the difference between my own true recollection and things I’ve been told. Maybe that’s due partly to hearing bits and pieces of this story over and…


Added by Faith Phillips on April 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Summer is upon us!!


Spring is here!  Bulbs are sprouting, greenery is appearing, birds are returning to the feeders and the delicate scent of hyacinths are in the air.  That can only mean that summer is just around the corner. Clean off the grill, dust off the propane tank and get ready for a BBQ!  As important as the main course, the side dishes always make your mouth water. …


Added by Suzanne Duncan Lees on April 11, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Can I Please...?

Can I please keep my head in the sand, 

and not be informed of every injustice in every land?

It breaks my heart, it makes me cry.

I feel hopeless to help, and think "Why even try?"


Uncountless wars, plain hating each other,

whatever happened to "Love your brother"?

And sisters, too, lest we forget.

Who the hell's gonna throw us a net?


They're taking away our human rights,

and we're all on the net, too…


Added by Karrie Chambless on April 10, 2011 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Voyage to the Moments of Creation

Historians debate the role of various players in events that happened only hundreds of years ago. Prognosticators are uncertain what twists and turns worldly events might take little more than years, months or even weeks from now. Yet, thanks to the steady, predictable nature of many of the laws of physics, such as Einstein's general theory of relativity, along with space probes and telescopes able to collect ancient light from remote objects, cosmologists feel comfortable discussing events… Continue

Added by Paul Halpern on April 9, 2011 at 3:27pm — 2 Comments

Thinking, thinking, thinking

When love takes flight

Where are you?

Are you watching it fly away?

Sighing that regretful sigh

Because you let it get away


Did you hold on too tightly?

Were you trying to keep it in a mason jar?

Thinking if you hold on for dear life

That it'd never leave

Feeling smothered, it ran for dear life


Did you push it away?

Did you build up a wall to keep it out?

Perhaps the past got the best of…


Added by Carissa Galow on April 9, 2011 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

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