Archive for the ‘The Words’ category

Welcome back! This week’s installment contains the critical moment in this story, the one I’ve felt the urge to correct ever since I saw this movie in early 1973.  If only I had imagined fanfic! Anyway, let’s return to the ongoing adventure aboard the capsized Poseidon…   On her way back to where she’d left […]

When we left Julia Finney and Liam Acres, they were still near the ships’s kitchens, as other survivors of the Poseidon’s capsize were climbing up the Christmas tree from the dining room.  The plan was to climb up to the bottom of the ship, since any rescue would have to come from there.  In Athens,  Juliana Acres, […]

When we left Liam Acres and Julia Finney on the SS Poseidon, it was nearly midnight and everyone aboard the ship was getting ready to celebrate.  In Athens, Liam’s sister, Juliana, was attending a New Year’s Eve party with other employees and friends of the Greek Majestic Line.  All was merriment as those last few moments of 1972 ticked […]

The next SEVERAL weeks ‘The Words’ will be dedicated to the sharing of my fanfic opus.  Of course, I’m writing it from MY perspective, based on MY fantasies–I’ve even sort of used MY name!–but there’s a little more to this story than that.  Years ago, (at least eight, possibly a bit more), I sent a video […]

I’ve had some trouble deciding what to share in this week’s sample of ‘The Words,’ but I finally settled on some poetry. It’s from the summer of 2004, when my life was in utter chaos, and I was birthing the ME that I am now. None of them are titled, because for some reason I wasn’t […]

The ceremony itself had been rather a blur to me —perhaps due to the numerous drinks my cousin had been pouring down me all afternoon while she was doing my hair and makeup. Lynn had known I was nervous, but I don’t think she suspected what I had been wondering all day, what I’d been […]

One Last Dime: Prologue

April 1st, 2012

It is a sunny, summer morning, July tenth, 1981.  I am twenty-one years old, and the day is mine.  This is a day for just me, and I don’t have to answer to anyone for a change.  No parents, no friends, no husband.  I am free!  I am free to go after my own dreams—at […]

My Oldest Poem: For Roddy, 1998

October 18th, 2011

I love you I miss you I’ll never get the chance to know you Please come to me now, if there is a way   I wish I had known I would have helped you I would have cared for you (I do care for you) I would have left my family, my life (it […]