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Swans and Ducklings: A Story of Self-Image

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Not long ago I came across an old driver’s license issued to me in 2000, when I was 27 years old. Driver license photos do not tend to be the most flattering likeness of a person, but as I peer at a seventeen-years-younger me through the reader-portion of my progressive… [Read More] The post Swans and Ducklings: […]

Swans and Ducklings: A Story of Self-Image

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Not long ago I came across an old driver’s license issued to me in 2000, when I was 27 years old. Driver license photos do not tend to be the most flattering likeness of a person, but as I peer at a seventeen-years-younger me through the reader-portion of my progressive… [Read More] The post Swans and Ducklings: […]

Rocks Calling: Confessions of A Petraphile

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Rocks call to me. I could say simply that I collect rocks, but that feels reductive. Or perhaps even the opposite of what is true. Rocks collect me. Just this morning, The Husband mumbled that if I bring one more rock into the house, the floor might collapse. Picking up… [Read More] The post Rocks Calling: Confessions […]

Rocks Calling: Confessions of A Petraphile

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Rocks call to me. I could say simply that I collect rocks, but that feels reductive. Or perhaps even the opposite of what is true. Rocks collect me. Just this morning, The Husband mumbled that if I bring one more rock into the house, the floor might collapse. Picking up… [Read More] The post Rocks Calling: Confessions […]

Divining The Key

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

This spring marks five years of freelance writing. It was a slow start. I spent those first months reading and researching, while meeting my nephew’s school bus. Over the following two years, I cultivated business relationships and my time slowly began to fill with freelance work; I was ramping up… [Read More] The post Divining The Key […]

Divining The Key

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

This spring marks five years of freelance writing. It was a slow start. I spent those first months reading and researching, while meeting my nephew’s school bus. Over the following two years, I cultivated business relationships and my time slowly began to fill with freelance work; I was ramping up… [Read More] The post Divining The Key […]

Summit Thoughts

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

I am not below ground. I am far up above in the sky, on a peak of rock. On the peak of me. Getting here was not guaranteed. Climbing over rocks and logs, feet moving over loose stone, knotty roots, and slick pine needles. A push from behind is needed… [Read More] The post Summit Thoughts appeared […]

Summit Thoughts

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

I am not below ground. I am far up above in the sky, on a peak of rock. On the peak of me. Getting here was not guaranteed. Climbing over rocks and logs, feet moving over loose stone, knotty roots, and slick pine needles. A push from behind is needed… [Read More] The post Summit Thoughts appeared […]

Cancer: A Retrospective

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

This post has been a long time coming. At this writing, it has been a little over two years and nine months since I was first diagnosed with melanoma. Treatment involved: 2 general anesthetic surgeries within 2 weeks of each other. The first a procedure to remove a crescent of… [Read More] The post Cancer: A Retrospective […]

Cancer: A Retrospective

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

This post has been a long time coming. At this writing, it has been a little over two years and nine months since I was first diagnosed with melanoma. Treatment involved: 2 general anesthetic surgeries within 2 weeks of each other. The first a procedure to remove a crescent of… [Read More] The post Cancer: A Retrospective […]

Adventures in Babysitting: Boys of Summer

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Summer is over for nephews K. and D. <sad trombone> Summer 2016 was ‘all-baseball all the time’ as both boys are on travel teams. Practices started way back in March. For months, if they weren’t at a game, they were at practice. I don’t know how my sister does it… [Read More] The post Adventures in Babysitting: […]

Adventures in Babysitting: Boys of Summer

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

Summer is over for nephews K. and D. <sad trombone> Summer 2016 was ‘all-baseball all the time’ as both boys are on travel teams. Practices started way back in March. For months, if they weren’t at a game, they were at practice. I don’t know how my sister does it… [Read More] The post Adventures in Babysitting: […]

Racism in Black and White

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

“What? WHAT THE F*CK?!” This is not a good way to start the day. Shuffling into the kitchen, putting on the kettle, flipping on the morning news—this is routine. The news flickers on and the announcer prefaces an upcoming clip about an officer-related fatal shooting of a black man. This… [Read More] The post Racism in Black […]

Racism in Black and White

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

“What? WHAT THE F*CK?!” This is not a good way to start the day. Shuffling into the kitchen, putting on the kettle, flipping on the morning news—this is routine. The news flickers on and the announcer prefaces an upcoming clip about an officer-related fatal shooting of a black man. This… [Read More] The post Racism in Black […]

You Got the Music in You

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

The husband and I own a lot of music. Our combined CD collection exceeds 400 albums, and about 15 years ago he acquired an obscene amount of ‘shared’ music from a C-shift lab computer at work. Our digital catalog now numbers around 5,000 songs; two MP3 players are dedicated mixes… [Read More] The post You Got the […]

You Got the Music in You

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

The husband and I own a lot of music. Our combined CD collection exceeds 400 albums, and about 15 years ago he acquired an obscene amount of ‘shared’ music from a C-shift lab computer at work. Our digital catalog now numbers around 5,000 songs; two MP3 players are dedicated mixes… [Read More] The post You Got the […]

Sticky Stories: Notes from a Trade Show

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

One week ago today, I stretched way out of my comfort zone by participating as a vendor at the annual Women of Focus Trade Show. The one day event was the culmination of four months of expending time and money to prepare for my first big trade show. Why would… [Read More] The post Sticky Stories: Notes […]

Sticky Stories: Notes from a Trade Show

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

One week ago today, I stretched way out of my comfort zone by participating as a vendor at the annual Women of Focus Trade Show. The one day event was the culmination of four months of expending time and money to prepare for my first big trade show. Why would… [Read More] The post Sticky Stories: Notes […]

Valentina, A Dog.

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

My house is quiet. It’s been six months since we said goodbye to Elsa our cat, and just three months since we did the same for Valentina, our dog. Having for nearly a year nursed them both through their twilight, we knew when Elsa left us in August that Valentina… [Read More] The post Valentina, A Dog. […]

Valentina, A Dog.

by Sudden Write Turn Freelance Writing

My house is quiet. It’s been six months since we said goodbye to Elsa our cat, and just three months since we did the same for Valentina, our dog. Having for nearly a year nursed them both through their twilight, we knew when Elsa left us in August that Valentina… [Read More] The post Valentina, A Dog. […]