What’s happening here?! On this page you’ll find short stories thought up to pass the time during the Coronavirus Quarantine of March thru —? of 2020. Most are mine, some may have been submitted by others. The same method is used every time — 2 character prompts and 2 plot prompts, with a limit of … More The Lock Down Stories of 2020
When you’re not from the northern midwest states of the USA, I guess there are just a lot of unknowables* up here that you have to experience to really get a feel for it all. I did my fair share of family vacationing in Michigan as a kid, not excluding getting all the way up … More Nostalgia and then some in the Upper Midwest, USA
It was an idea borne out of a coast-to-coast cycle tour we did a couple years ago in Scotland. We had run across two situations. First, there was the sweetest, most massively expensive, fully-kitted van build sitting on a monster truck chassis in Malaig that impressed us to know end; then we ran into this … More After all that, we’re #vanlifing.
I’m interested, but tell me, what do you think of when you think about an African market? How do you feel about shopping there? What does it look like, smell like, sound like, feel like? Well, I want you to take all those lovely assumptions and drive them right out of your head because a … More Kigali Cultural Village: a quiet shopper’s secret
During my Rwanda travels, I had the opportunity to spend some time at the Niyamirambo Women’s Center with some pretty special ladies to contribute a bit of work to their, well, work! Look for the following article to appear on the NWC blog soon, penned by yours truly to support this incredible women’s organisation in … More Reaching further: A new direction for the Niyamirambo Women’s Center
Today is 7 April, Genocide Remembrance Day. It’s a public holiday in Rwanda and Kigali is bereft of sound. I could say that it’s an eerie thing, waking up to birds as usual, but nothing else. No cars, no motos, no lawn mowing, no chopping, no chatting on the streets, no human life. It was … More Quiet in Kigali
A small introduction… … More How dost thou Bust? (a first read)
Prompts Character: grandparent, person who takes shortcuts, Plot: doctor’s note, drought “I didn’t know I was supposed to carry it with me, sir.” “Yes, but nothing has changed. We still exist in strange, uncertain times,” he taps his fingers on the roof of the truck. “We all gotta play by the rules, right? so no … More 30 March 2020
I have a lot to say about a lot of different things, but the site was down for maintenance for a while and we’re just getting back up and running! Bear with me! x
Have you been waiting for me to actually start my holiday? Really? Leaving Paris has been messy, but I’ll spare you the details. Tonight I can hear the waves crashing across the street. I needed this. … More The Headway, here we come Spain!
Voici le truc. I’m packing. I’m moving. Yes, it sucks. Yes, I break into tears almost daily now (mostly alone, but increasingly around friends). Yes, my apartment is becoming super bare. Yes, my storage unit is getting very full. Yes, my back hurts. Yes, I’ve stopped sleeping well. Yes, I’m probably losing hair, and my … More An ADVENTURE, Charlie…