June 17, 2020

Miss Emily Brown stood before her mother’s looking glass.   The glass had been in her family for generations, which was clear from its condition.  The color was beginning to tarnish, and there were small cracks spiraling arbitrarily though the glass....

June 1, 2020

Six months later 

Emily sat alone, basking in the morning sun as it washed through her window. This room was her favorite in the house.  Henry had refurbished the alcove just off their bedroom for her as a wedding gift.  It had a large comfortable chair and ottoman, cov...

May 3, 2020

 These are just a few of my favorites!!!            

East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Published 1952

To me, a truly great book is organic, meaning it changes as the reader changes.I first read this book when I was in my 20s.I loved it t...

April 19, 2020

Ever since I was a child, whenever anything truly significant or troubling happened in my life, I turned to my pen, and my words.

Those words were usually in the form of poetry.  So today I give you two of those poems.  One is positive, one is not.  I feel both poi...

July 25, 2019

 Jane entered the kitchen the next morning to find Carrie in a furious rant. 

“I knew it,” she blustered.  “I knew that Master Nathan and Miss Sarah and all those people working against the king would come to no good.  They’re ending up just like my first master, M...

It was 1776. His name was Elisha Benton.  He lived in Tolland, Connecticut.  Elisha fell in love with a girl who came from the Barrows family. Her name was Jemima. It is said that she was approximately twelve years younger than Elisha, but they had great affectionate f...

June 29, 2019

New London, Connecticut  

December, 1776.  

Jane Lawson grabbed her cloak and headed for the door, running into the fading daylight.  She ignored the pleas of Carrie, the housekeeper.  

“Miss Jane, you’re gonna ruin those shoes without your patins,” Ca...