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GreatNorthWoodsGirl

Joined August 2009.

11 stories, 0 challenges, 124 comments, and 0 friends

I’m an anglophile history buff who loves genealogy, going to movies, my cat, and day trips to fairs, the ocean, historical sites, and casinos. I’d way rather eat out than in. Chilis for corn on the cob and burgers anyone?

Was married to the love of my life, cared for him at home for three years when he became disabled, and now am learning to navigate the rough waters of widowhood. Hardest learning experience of my life. Writing and journaling helps through the toughest times.

Stories

  1. Dear God No!!!!!!

    Honey, you better sit down, the doctor said I’m pregnant with octuplets.

  2. Afterward: Imagine....

    My birth name was Karen. I pace outside the gates. She arrives today. The line is never-ending. Every day is busy in this department. Finally I see her, eyes ablaze above a nurse’s uniform. Peter jerks his chin towards an alcove, averting his eye...

  3. For Mighty Joe

    She will be there in the sunrise; In the smell of shampoo; You’ll feel her in the night when you least expect it; When you hear a baby laugh you’ll smile again someday because you’ll hear her laughter again; You’ll eat her favo...

  4. Yes, kids do remember what we tell them

    Kurt and his little sister Marissa were bickering at the kitchen table. It was the latest in a long string of foolish arguments that summer. Their aunt had had enough. “Oh for heaven’s sake,” she said, “This is such an inane con...

  5. Spilling his guts

    Water walked in and poured himself a drink. Missed the mug and got it all over. Water is a sloppy drinker. “All I want to do is get sloshed,” he said. “Let me tell you about my day.” “First, I get to work and some drip emp...

  6. A Modern Retelling

    “I’m roasting” I exclaimed. My brother looked over at me in sympathy. “Why does Mom always send us up here at the hottest part of the day? Why can’t we get this done in the evening?” “You’d think she coul...

  7. Not your normal road trip

    Halloween party in the dorm. One of my guests used a fire extinguisher for a joke and the RA got all up in my face about it. I’d had enough. My friends kept partying while I packed up my room and carted it down to the car. Then the party went on ...

  8. backpacks are now illegal

    Where am I going to hide my stuff? I’d just die if he found this. Mom has no idea what I do. It’s that bastard boyfriend of hers. I keep track of him all the time, everything he says, everything he does, everyone he sees. If anything happen...

  9. Random Numbers: 19

    19 how old he was when he was an usher and I was a flower girl. He was a big guy and I was terrified. 16 how old I was at the Old Home Days my folks dragged me to. I had my nose buried in a book when he asked what I was reading. He was a big guy, 31, a...

  10. Here's Your Sign....

    SLOW CHILDREN Maybe it’s true, but it’s awfully callous of the DOT to put the sign up and tell everybody about it. NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO SERVICE Okey dokey, then I’ll take my pants off and get right into the ice cream line. LOW SALT ...

  11. Envy

    She sat at the picnic table hating this place. All around her was color, laughter, happiness. The smell of peppers and sausages coming from the grill. Kids squealing with laughter whirling around on the teacups. Dads proudly handing over giant stuffed ...

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