Happy Birthday, Halloween

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! we sang to my brother when he’d just turned two. Make a wish and blow out the candle, we said. He took a big breath and his face turned bright red. Then he let it all go and blew out the flame. He reached for the cake... Continue Reading →

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Peeve

Peeve   I confess I possess a pet peeve. You may find it hard to conceive that I get all upset In the fall when it’s wet When my shoes get all covered in leaves. -M.M.

True Love

True Love   “You want to do WHAT?” “Marry him.” “But… he’s fictional—” “And perfect.” “And I wrote him into existence.” “Romantic, isn’t it. I just can’t wait to—” “BUT HE’S NOT REAL.” “So what?” “So what what? Are you going to put the book on the altar and…” “Yes. Won’t it be wonderful: I... Continue Reading →

Acrostic Love

photo credit: santabanta.com Love, Crosscut  Let’s Overdo Virtually Everything. Lemons Only Value Errors. Listen Often, Veto Eloquently. Lose Our Various Excuses. L.A.R.P.ing On Valentine’s, Eh? Last, Our Victory Endures. Lunch Overboard. Vomit. Eek. Let Our Voyage Enrich Love. -M.M.

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