• Laura commented on the post, misaligned 1 year, 7 months ago

    The values in our society regarding women are misaligned. Clearly, with so many sexual assault and harassment charges coming to light, women are not viewed as fully human beings. This is something that needs to change…and soon.

  • Laura commented on the post, cool 6 years, 5 months ago

    The cool weather sent out long and icy fingers to dust the window panes and to pull down icicles from the overhanging branches.

  • Laura commented on the post, pins 7 years, 3 months ago

    How many pins do we have in the couch cushions? I remember they fell there last week, but I’m pretty sure one just poked me. Still, it’s kind of nice to know that not everything is perfect in my small and very […]

  • Laura commented on the post, distinguished 7 years, 10 months ago

    The distinguished gentleman stepped off the el platform and onto the train just before it began to move away from the station. He removed his hat, sank down into the hard chair, and began to relax for the first time that day.

  • Laura commented on the post, avenue 7 years, 10 months ago

    The horses pulled the wagon down the dusty avenue and stopped in front of the small house. Hedges encircled it in a menacing way, trapping visitors inside.

  • Laura commented on the post, force 7 years, 10 months ago

    The force of the blast pushed Peter through the doors and out into the hallway. He did not know what had caused the blast, but his immediate instinct was to run. Then, he heard a soft voice calling from the room.

  • Laura commented on the post, silk 7 years, 11 months ago

    The silk on her dress rubbed against her legs and then floated away from her body in the wind. It was one of those days that was pure sensation and joy.

  • Laura commented on the post, missed 7 years, 11 months ago

    How she missed the strong smell of Autumn. The fair leaves falling from the burning trees to the ground below where her father would collect them into piles and turn them into ash. Her favorite time of year.

  • Laura commented on the post, basement 8 years, 5 months ago

    As she walked into the basement she realized that all was not well. What had formerly been a white, cheerful wall was full of black, rotting mold. It was not entirely unexpected after the terrible flood.

  • Laura commented on the post, basement 8 years, 5 months ago

    There is too much stuff in my basement. My dad uses an entire room to store his books and papers. We really need to clean that room out before my parents move into a new house. It is going to be a lot of work.

  • Laura commented on the post, sidetracked 8 years, 5 months ago

    My goal is to read the Sidetracked Home Executive. My cousin said it is a very helpful book for anyone who plans to run a home. However, my library does not seem to have it on the shelves.

  • Laura commented on the post, spider 8 years, 6 months ago

    As the farmer walked into the barn he looked up at the rafters and saw the words “Some pig” written in a spider’s web. Hmm, he thought. Some spider! I must let all my friends know at once!

  • Laura commented on the post, spider 8 years, 6 months ago

    After gazing into the rafters for a while, the farmer noticed that there was a spider sitting on its web. Some pig! said the web. Hmmmm, thought the farmer. Some spider!

  • Laura commented on the post, edition 8 years, 6 months ago

    The first edition of the local paper was about to be sent out and Caroline was nervous. Her position in the town depended on how well the paper was accepted. She desperately hoped that the people of Winnetka Falls would begin to care about the outside world.

  • Laura commented on the post, respectable 8 years, 6 months ago

    This is indeed a respectable hat. I wonder how many places I can wear it? To church, definitely. What about to the zoo? Maybe not. However, it is always stylish to be respectable in public.

  • Laura commented on the post, phrase 8 years, 6 months ago

    “How many times have you used that phrase! It’s so cliche! I don’t want to hear it anymore,” Martha said to Todd.

  • Laura commented on the post, notice 8 years, 6 months ago

    I first noticed the flat tire when the car hit a bump in the road. All of a sudden it seemed to pull to one side and steering became much harder. Of course this kind of thing happens only when you are out, alone, in the middle of the desert with absolutely no idea of […]

  • Laura commented on the post, split 8 years, 6 months ago

    How does one split their pants while running down the street? OK, I fell, but still it is not fair. I forgot my cell phone at home and now I will go to school with a strategically tied sweater to hide the rip. Great, here comes Cindy.

  • Laura commented on the post, tarnished 8 years, 6 months ago

    The tower was tarnished by years of constant rain and sun. Years ago it turned a murky brown, but now its color was becoming green. The townsfolk accepted this turn of events, but still longed for the shining tower of old.