Roche Harbor (ex. 4)

“You mean you’re all nosey as hell.” “That’s a rude way of saying it, but yes. Nosey is about right.” Sam smiled at him. “Perhaps you should call your mother as well and let her know that you are spending the afternoon at the Coen’s. SHe will be worried will she not?” Sam scowled. “I […]

Roche Harbor (ex. 3)

The car was already there when Sam arrived. James had left the door open and Sam hopped in before the wind blew the rain sideways into the car. “Miss Samantha. How are you this morning?” Richard, their driver, butler and all around handler asked. “Peachy keen, Richie my boy.” Richard smirked and pulled out of […]

Roche Harbor (ex.2)

Another excerpt from Roche Harbor   “Do you think we are gonna have class today, this storm is kicking up a lot out there?” “Well, as far as I can tell, yes. You have somewhere else you need to be today?” Sam shook her head and looked out the window. Marianna could tell that something was […]

What to do with myself

So begins the 1st day of my journey. I sit here staring at the screen wondering what to write. Time ticks by while Downton Abbey plays in the background. I have watched it so much I know exactly what’s going on by the dialogue. Today, I am going to the movies with my mom, something […]

It’s finally here…..last day.

My retail adventure comes to a close today. I have been in the business some 20 years or so. I have loved it for what it brought me; it kept a roof over my head, family fed and got me out of my shell. I have also hated it; sore feet, mean customers, no holidays […]

Winds of change

Bad weather is coming and everyone is “batten-ing down the hatches”, so to speak. A friend texted me that the local Costco was well over 10 thousand dollars due to the worry of the impending storm. I won’t let the weather dampen my spirit, no pun intended. I have 2 more days at work and by […]

Waiting Outside (WIP) No.2

“Monty! My friend, what are you doing here again?” Monty stiffened, he pulled his gaze away from the tv and met Vince’s cold eyes. “Hi Vince. I was just pa-passing by. Have a good day.” “Aww, that anyway to treat a old pal?” He grabbed the scruff of Monty’s coat and escorted him to the […]

Waiting outside (WIP) No.1

This is taking too much time, he thought. Looking around to see if anyone notice him swaying back and forth, he stopped when the hot dog vendor stopped mid squirt of ketchup. He gave him a half smile and tried to lean against the side of the building nonchalantly. A rounded column met him and […]

Creative Juices

I feel like the creative juices are starting to churn. I hope the churning turns to flowing. I am staring down the last 4 days (of my 13 and a half year career) at this retail job, I am shocked that they are finally here! I am making every attempt to be productive and to […]