The Road to Redemption

Photo credit Ron Pruitt. The Road to Redemption The old cowboy boarded the bus, hat in hand, boots freshly polished, his steps hesitant. “Mind if I sit?” asked the young man in newly pressed black trousers, starched white short-sleeved shirt and black tie. “You can sit anywhere you like but the only guidance I need…

# NaNoWriMo

Write a novel in 30 days! That’s the plan. I vow to shut off my internal editor and just write. Let me know in the comments if you are planning to join this insanity. My user name on NaNoWriMo is tdelaplain.

The Night the Circus Left Town #FridayFictioneers

The Night The Circus Left Town Philippe’s patience and magic faltered in the deluge. Where exactly was the carousel going to fit in this tiny UHaul trailer? The Clown Union had bargained for more “personal space”, the King demanded private quarters away from the snarling lioness and the acrobats were refusing to bunk together, again.

Roasted Grape Arugula Salad

The inspiration for this recipe comes from Sunset Magazine, October 2015. Their salad included a serving of salmon which looks fabulous and I will try it as soon as my semi-annual shipment of Alaskan salmon arrives. I had never imagined roasted grapes on a salad but it makes perfect sense now. I roasted pears for…

The Spy Who Could Not Dance #Friday Fictioneers

The Spy Who Could Not Dance By Tracey Delaplain Sara, no longer sensible and bland, teetered towards the Pink Pussycat in her stiletto boots and leather miniskirt. Her spy instructor had assured her in his best mafioso voice that the mission would be, “A piece of cake sweetheart, just deliver the mouse”. Spotting her target…