>She’s finally up! My little junior high girl that doesn’t belong. I’m glad she has found a good home at Flash Fiction Online.

I was talking with my sister Shannon a week ago or so about it, and my bro-in-law Benny asked if the story was a social commentary about America. I said he was more right than he thinks.

Yesterday, John and I went kayaking on some river (yes, I do not know my Oklahoma geography) through a nature preserve, on a ‘nature trip.’ There was little nature to be seen – other than many adorable turtles (John wanted to take them home, but I said no) and a few 2-legged creatures sitting on lawn chairs near some random hill. But they posed little threat. And the water was gorgeous, and John didn’t tip his kayak over, nor try to tip me over like at the reunion; all were civil, and it was a lovely trip.

Then, butternut squash soup and French bread, both of which were amazing. I had far too much bread, but it was like Holly’s crack dip – you just can’t stop.

Today is not a typical Monday, yet – I’ve caught up at work, read some unusually humorous (unintentionally so) slush, two shorts critted, and now I have to fix “Parasite.” John and I talked about what a parasite really is, and now I have an idea of what the story needs. I doubt I’ll be able to pull it off completely, but that’s what my writing buddies are for. Right? Right.