• ChaCha commented on the post, epic 7 years, 3 months ago

    I struggle so much when I’m writing. You would think that I wanted to write an epic novel that would go down in the annals of literary history. All I want to write is a short story, a poem, anything that someone […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 8 months ago

    She picked up the sponge and wiped down the counter for the hundreth time that day. Mind-numbing as it was, she took comfort in knowing the counter was clean and ready for the next customer.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, amuse 7 years, 10 months ago

    She was so angry with him. He had read her on-line profile which clearly said she was looking to date someone and get into a long term relationship. But each conversation was laced with sexual innuendo or even downright personal questions. She could hear how amused he was with her frustration. Finally, she told him […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, ticket 7 years, 10 months ago

    A ticket to the loony bins. That’s what she was in for if she said yes to him. How many times could he break her heart? As many times as she was willing to give it to him. But this one time, with tears in her eyes, and no sense of triumph in her heart, […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, chores 7 years, 10 months ago

    When I was young I couldn’t leave the house until my chores were done. Most of the time I was content to stay in the house. Or at least that’s what I let my mother believe. There was always a power struggle between us. And it was the only way that I could “win” because […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, maroon 7 years, 10 months ago

    She wandered through the darkening city streets, thinking, but not remembering, and wondered how her heart had become marooned on this lonely island. She must have been a sight to passersby, mumbling from time to time, stopping for no apparent reason. Her world had be upended and she had no idea where to go.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, failed 7 years, 11 months ago

    She had failed before at so many relationships. Despondent for weeks,even months, trying to find her way back to a safe place. But here she is again, reaching for another, looking for more. Well really, what were her other options? Sit at home alone? When put that way, it made her choice to try again […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, montage 7 years, 11 months ago

    The memories collide in my brain. Everything spiralling to a singular point. Moving slowly, but faster than I can possibly focus. A montage of remembrances of our time together over these last years. I can feel it pulling away at warp speed. Too soon. Too soon.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, bones 8 years ago

    I knew that feeling well. I had tried to run away from it for too long. Pretending it didn’t matter. Thinking I was over it. But I wasn’t. Not even close. The thought of him not being in my life, chilled me to the bones. I knew in that moment I would have to walk […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, obsolete 8 years, 1 month ago

    How quickly things became obsolete. He put the books into the cardboard box and brought them to the curb. He attached a small sign: Vintage Kindle.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, bookshelf 8 years, 1 month ago

    The bookshelf was full. And while it looked lovely, she knew she was lying to herself. How many of those books had she actually read? Very few. Her intentions were good. They were always good. But the books had piled up on the floor for so long that she thought putting them “away” on the […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, determined 8 years, 1 month ago

    In the begining of the year I made a decision that this year was going to be my year. I have made many changes in my life in the recent past…losing weight, taking dance lessons, learning a new language. I’ve kept the weight off for four years. But now the results have slowed and I […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, digital 8 years, 1 month ago

    I met a youngster over the weekend who didn’t know how to tell time from a clock. All they could do was read a digital clock. Is that what the world is coming to? I know regular clocks are becoming a rarity, but they do still exist. I can’t imagine not knowing how to “read” […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, structured 8 years, 2 months ago

    She hated anything structured when she was on vacation. No tours, no early morning buses or train trips to nearby towns. No. Her favorite thing to do was to go out and become a part of the place she was visiting. On her first day she would find a neighborhood store where she would have […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, woven 8 years, 2 months ago

    She told such vivid stories, that it wasn’t until she was finished that the children realized she had woven a moral lesson into her words.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, however 8 years, 2 months ago

    The dreaded word…
    I think you are wonderful, however…
    Your resume is terrific, however,
    I meant to stop at the grocery store, however…

    It’s very rare that the word is followed by something you want to hear.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, approach 8 years, 2 months ago

    It’s hard for me to approach new people. Sometimes I force myself. And more often then not I’m surprised to see that they are open and receptive. I learned as a child that strangers are scary…even when I was beyond the age when that was appropriate to learn. So “unlearning” at a much older age […]

  • ChaCha commented on the post, policy 8 years, 2 months ago

    I hate the word policy. It means rules, laws, regulations. It reminds me of places I’d rather not be (work for example). I’d rather be out in the world, having fun, enjoying myself. Anything is better than living up to a policy…

  • ChaCha commented on the post, whole 8 years, 2 months ago

    Don’t think the crumbs you are offered are a meal; wait for the whole loaf.

  • ChaCha commented on the post, gym 8 years, 2 months ago

    I had to bite the bullet and join the gym. I was getting nowhere on my own. I f***** hate going to the gym. They have Zumba and kickboxing classes which should ease the boredom of working out on a machine. But still…I hate the gym.