642 Things to Write About: Something you had that was stolen

“It was my job.  It was in the bag.” I couldn’t believe I was sitting in yet, another shrink’s office, explaining this.  There are people in this world with real problems.  Mine hardly qualify. “That’s a slight exaggeration, don’t you think?” Dr. Melbourne had this annoying habit of clicking his…

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642 Things to Write About: Tell a story that begins with a ransom note

We have your binky collection. Follow these instructions and nobody will get hurt.  Place sixteen Mega Bloks, 26 alphabet blocks and one box of Nilla Wafers in a small, unlabeled diaper bag. All blocks must be free of teeth marks and drool.  Leave the diaper bag outside of my your brother’s room,…

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642 Things to Write About: Facebook Status Updates for the Year 2017

Fair warning! Writing Facebook status updates isn’t exactly my specialty.  You know that person…that really annoying person who never really posts anything original but spends most of their time “liking” everyone else’s statuses.  That’s me. Here’s an example of the kind of activity I’m notorious for. “My boyfriend and I…

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Welcome!

One of the most exciting Christmas presents I got this year was a book from my in-laws.  642 Things To Write About,  published by the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, was a gift intended to help me create worlds out of blank pages.  That is exactly what I intend to do.…

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