"Did you hear that?" I whispered, my eyes drinking in the darkness surrounding the car. He stopped kissing my neck long enough to mumble a distracted "No" before returning his attention to my skin. Thump. "There it is again!" I crowed and then quickly lowered my voice, not wanting to alert whatever had made the … Continue reading Repeat! (a microstory)
My daughter has a set of dice called Story Cubes, which she uses to tell us fanciful stories before bed. It didn't take long for me to see the benefit of using these dice to practice my own storytelling skills. And since this is my blog and I do what I want, I decided to … Continue reading Story Cubes Writing Practice: The Exam
Day 9: What’s in my wallet Happy Anniversary to me! According to WordPress, I began the TotallyTawn blog five years ago today. My, how times change! What began as one timid post asking what the hell I was getting myself into blossomed into something so amazing that I still have trouble believing how much my life has evolved. Of … Continue reading The Change in My Wallet
Day 8: Five Current Goals As you can probably tell, I generally don’t do well with goals. I can stick to a schedule if I really have to, but I’m usually a disorganized mess racing against the clock to finish my work. I've come to the sad conclusion that I'm addicted to the adrenaline rush which, … Continue reading Tawn’s Best Laid Plans
Day 7: My 5 Favorite Songs Happy Monday! Well, it didn’t take long for me to fall behind on this challenge. Not surprising, since this exercise is meant to help me develop my writing habit more than anything else. However, today is a new day, and a Monday at that! I love Mondays. I normally … Continue reading A Little Mood Music, Please, Maestro
Day 6: What am I afraid of? When I was a child, I had recurring nightmares. There were two scenarios, but both essentially involved being chased by something hideous. Since I dream in color, these nightmares - which I would have every single night for months on end - were as real to me as … Continue reading My Fears
Day 5: My Proudest Moment What is up with these topics? Each one is harder than the last. I have had so many moments of pride that I’m positive I’ve earned a ticket on the express handbasket to Hell for committing that deadly sin alone. Which is saying a lot, since my middle name is … Continue reading Pride and Sloth… wait, what?
Day 4: My Dream Job I bore easily. It’s how I roll. As much as I would love to be paid to sit on a beach every day, I know I would eventually tire of it. It would take a long, long time for that to happen, but trust me, it would happen. Because of … Continue reading A Time to Work
Day 3: My Favorite Quote This is a tough one. I don’t really have a favorite quote. I’ve spent all day thinking about it and I haven’t been able to settle on a single one. Do I get all deep and philosophical or do I go for the funny bone? Do I source a movie, a … Continue reading What did you say?
Today's blog topic is "20 Facts About Me." (deep breath) Here goes! 1. I have wanted to fly a Learjet since the first moment I caught sight of one of those sexy beasts sitting coyly on the tarmac. As a cargo pilot, I finally got my chance, and each and every hour I logged … Continue reading Just the Facts, Ma’am