• Linda S. commented on the post, measure 6 years, 1 month ago

    She went to measure the TV. The assignment had been to measure things using the measurement unit of a chocolate bar.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, versatile 6 years, 1 month ago

    It was such a versatile recipe. So how was it that she was now standing in tears, looking at her puzzled guests, who were very politely devouring her ruined creation?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, timid 6 years, 2 months ago

    She was timid about everything, but especially about hurting other people. That was because she was hypersensitive, and so she felt hurt by everything herself. So she went through life, hurting and yet not hurting in return. That is why she had built this shell around herself.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, prisoner 6 years, 2 months ago

    She was a prisoner in her own house. The strife was constant, yet she could find no way to escape. She valued harmony, but the rest of the household did not, so she was always in the crossfire. Every day there was a hail of emotional bullets, and she was the target.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, complexity 6 years, 2 months ago

    The complexity of her conversation startled her. Did she not realize that English was not her first language? And would she not, as a teacher, at least simplify it? But it seems as soon as she left the classroom behind, her teacher hat was left there too.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, bluegrass 6 years, 2 months ago

    Kentucky bluegrass. M favourite were the horses. But then I was always horse crazy. All those postcards I had to buy because I loved them so. Must have driven my parents nuts. Funny thing, though I loved to look at them, secretly I was scared of horses.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, railway 6 years, 2 months ago

    They approached the railway. It was three little boys, all under five, and them, the caregivers. They wondered if they have been crazy to go on this trip. It had seemed like a good idea when it was first suggested. But planning is actually much different than doing.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, ravenous 6 years, 2 months ago

    She was ravenous. why hadn’t she thought about eating before. too busy. such was the life of a writer, a working mom. She had read that working mom was an oxymoron and had laughed. Ain’t it the truth?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, strung 6 years, 2 months ago

    She strung the line between the two poles. This time it would be different. This time, no matter who protested, she was determined to hang up her laundry. What kind of law was this anyway, that prohibited the hanging of your laundry. It was so much better than using your dryer.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, savage 6 years, 2 months ago

    i remember learning in anthropology how they used to consider other cultures to be savage ones. but that really is looking down upon other people, isn’t it? Who is to say that we know everything? Why can’t we talk about things with other people and get opinions?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, solidarity 6 years, 2 months ago

    We stand in solidarity, united. Why is it that I always think of cliches when i get these prompts? Must come up with some new and refreshing material. it has been an eye opening experience so far. Like my life, a cliche? Nah, not at all.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, infinity 6 years, 2 months ago

    My daughter asked the other day if God knew what the last number is. I told her that I guess he must. But why can’t we know it? Why do we have to have something like infinity? Would it be nicer to know what the end is?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, indecision 6 years, 3 months ago

    I am not sure what to do. Should I tell him off or not? Should I stay or should I go? I know that I am too nice, that I will never leave. But I am always everyone’s doormat. Is this how it goes? Is someone’s lifelong indecision what leads to someone one day blowing up?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, silo 6 years, 3 months ago

    The silo stood silent next to the barn. It was echoing the silence of the household, since that terrible tragedy of the day before, when the children had been in the silo, laughing and talking and working. Then suddenly there was nothing. And that was when the nightmare had begun.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, chivalry 6 years, 3 months ago

    Chivalry is not dead. Oh what a cliche. And we should all avoid cliches in our writing, shouldn’t we? But who makes up these rules? And how do people find fresh images? I wish I could. How does this sound: the wind rippled over the grass like a wave.

  • There was no justification for it. It had been a killing that was purely for the thrill of it. A thrill kill. She had looked at the men who had taken her husband away and had not realized that she would never see him again.

  • Linda S. commented on the post, sons 6 years, 3 months ago

    I have no sons. In fact, I only have one daughter, which means I have no daughters either. But is that necessary. Is two better than one? I have many time been chided for the fact that I have an only child. Does that automatically make her more selfish?

  • Linda S. commented on the post, sundried 6 years, 3 months ago

    I love sundried tomatoes. In fact, so much, that lately every time we go to Melville’s, I order them to have on my pizza. That and those special peppers, now I cannot recall what they are called, but they are also the greatest. In fact, pizza must be one of the greatest inventions ever.