Puzzles

Hurricane Isaias has hit Philly, so I'm writing and listening to the rain. It's rather nice. We are now in Week 31 of prompts at More Odds Than Ends. I am still having a hard time believing that I've been doing this for more than half the year. And, it's likely given me the first …

Write-in Campaign

Here we are. Week 30 of Odd Prompts is upon us. When I first read the prompt I received from Anne Guglik, I commented that it figured that the now-former (yay!) political science professor would get the one about running for president. Since high school, when I told people I was majoring in political science, …

Astronaut

My Week 29 prompt at More Odds Than Ends from Unstagehand was the photo above of astronaut Leland Melvin and his two dogs Jake and Scout. According to this story, he snuck the dogs into the photo studio at NASA and the dogs are now a part of his official NASA portraits. I kicked this …

Return to Sender

This week, Week 28, at More Odds than Ends, I was gifted with the following prompt from 'nother Mike. He always comes up with intriguing prompts. The envelope had no return address, and held only some dried flower petals. After letting it rattle around in my brain for a few days (OK, almost a week), …

Good vibrations

As the shutdown grinds on, I am finding more and more impetus for writing. Of course, it helps that the semester is over and I have time now. Week 21 of More Odds Than Ends promises to give us interesting stories. Mike Barker (again) got the prompt I sent in: You come home from a …

Strange Days, Indeed

It's hard to believe it's been 18 weeks since Cedar started the whole More Odds than Ends weekly prompts. This week, my prompt went to Mike Barker: “So, he found a dead body when he was wakeboarding off of Jersey.” I was the recipient of Fiona Grey's prompt: You’re at a drive-up diner, eating your …

Old keys

The Week 2 of Odd prompts found me sorting through a coffee can of old keys. I'm traveling with my students and this has been a welcome change. ****** Old Keys I pulled the can off of the top shelf in the garage. The left side of the two-car garage had been my dad’s workshop/home …