Archives for December 2015

Time for a Little Talk

~ Fiction based firmly in fact…

The tree stood proudly in the corner, tiny lights casting a twinkly glow on glossy balls and finely detailed wooden decorations. The popcorn and cranberry strands had, despite the presence of half a dozen small children, miraculously remained intact. Donna’s swift glance took in the gifts under the tree, the music waiting on the piano, the couch, TV and bookshelves free of toys and books, the extra dining table set up in the middle of the room with another smaller one beside it for little people. Five-month-old Mikey was asleep in his baby seat at the end of the couch. Her husband, Jeff, was down in the basement, looking for more chairs.

“Mommy! Daddy! They’re here!” The chorus of excited voices came from the top of the stairs. [Read more…]

Watch a First Time Reader Use Your Blog – #31DBBBDay17

Have you ever wondered what someone thinks of your blog on seeing it for the first time? Today’s challenge allows you to do just that.

Find someone — doesn’t matter if it’s a family member, a friend, or a stranger — who has never been to your blog before. Have him sit down at a computer — not a phone or other device — give him your blog URL. Let him navigate around your blog however he wants to, without any guidance or comment on your part. Just observe how he navigates. [Read more…]

One Year Ago

It’s hard to believe it’s been 6 years since we lost our son James… and 5 years since I wrote the following… [Read more…]

Solve a Problem for Your Readers – #31DBBBDay16


Darren Rowse’s daily blogging goal is to solve at least one problem that might apply to multiple readers. [Read more…]