Grandma Gertie always said there's not a savory dish that can't be made tastier by just a touch of tarragon.

Tsunami and Me

Tsunami and Me
too big to escape now....

Monday, May 30, 2011

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

"Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said; 'one can't believe impossible things.'
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.' "--Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

This morning I scrolled through several websites listing calls for anthology submissions. Then, while I weeded and sowed zinnia seeds, I came up with ideas for half a dozen projects:
  • A short story about a magician's rabbit who can carry messages back and forth to The Great Beyond.
  • An essay about how my temperament calmed down in the tropics.
  • A confessional on how AlAnon helped me deal with my first husband's alcoholism.
  • A short story about a woman's regrets on missing out on motherhood.
  • A story from my father's point of view, when he was torpedoed in WWII.
  • A narrative essay on the running gin game I had with my late husband.
These six projects should keep me busy at the keyboard through June.

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