The Locket

By J. Speer Photo by Bruno Castelli on (This story was written for a dystopian writing challenge. The short story had to be 600 to 2,000 words and involve a silver heart locket.) Part One It wasn't supposed to happen like this… That was the last thought entering Dawn's mind as her shocked eyes … Continue reading The Locket

May Day Baskets

May Day is tomorrow and with this day comes the tradition of children making baskets of flowers to anonymously give to friends, neighbors, and family. During the social distancing, perhaps kids can send virtual flower photos to those they care about. Or you could work with your children tomorrow to draw a picture or two … Continue reading May Day Baskets

Petunias = Petun = French Trader Word for Tobacco

(Google Images.) This month is Lawn and Garden Month.  One flower you will find in abundance at a fairly low price at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Wal-mart is the petunia. Here’s an interesting fact about petunias.  They are in the same family Solanaceae as tobacco, gooseberries, tomatoes, chili peppers, and even deadly nightshade. Petun, in fact, is … Continue reading Petunias = Petun = French Trader Word for Tobacco