The House Always Wins My neck hairs stood on end as I walked to the end of the small bar, picking up half-eaten olives and bent toothpicks. It’s twenty years since high school graduation and, dammit, she looks great. “I thought you ran away and joined the circus?” Wendy settled onto the bar stool. “Weren’tContinue reading “The House Always Wins”
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difficult decision (Hawaiian) It has been an odd two and a half years. As of October 1, 2022 all federal Covid protocols were lifted. As much as time seemed to stop, it still marched on. Recently, while waiting for our pizza to arrive, a very close friend and I briefly discussed the pandemic. and sheContinue reading “ho’oholo pa’akiki”
What’s in a name?
“Rech? How do you say that?” A question I am often asked. My father-in-law was the youngest of thirteen. So it really depends on which brother you are talking to. Some say “Wreak”, some Resch (soft e). My husband uses Ree (long e) with the “ch” like the beginning of the word cheese. His brother,Continue reading “What’s in a name?”
Manitobans are funny ducks
We have always been reactive as opposed to proactive. New stops signs don’t go up until there is a fatal accident. Speed zones don’t get changed until a child is seriously injured. We will not take this Covid 19 seriously until someone close to home dies. Then, being true to our nature, we will complain,Continue reading “Manitobans are funny ducks”
Land of the Coots
Two white contrails sliced the cloudless blue sky as planes rumble past each other. The sound carries easily across the desert and down into the gully. The travelers are glad to leave the winter winds of Canada behind. They will rush from the planes to their hotels, to the restaurants, to play the slots, andContinue reading “Land of the Coots”
September 26 – Hope’s 13th birthday
Internet went down, so I could not google my name. Put it off to tomorrow. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hope.
I was: Born on the Canadian Prairies in the 60’s to wonderful parents who instilled in me pride and the power of living a good life. Like the prairie weather, my writing is forever changing. Fragments of my childhood, cobbled together into new characters and stories. Characters often ride with me, driving down HighwayContinue reading “Biography”