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African Sunset

So I’m sitting and watching the sun set over the African bushveld. It’s a sight I’ll never tire of. As the years have passed, I’ve really learned to appreciate the bush… the gentle  breeze rustling through the trees, a thousand creatures chirping their delight, the hushed background noise of families preparing their campfires at sunset… even the occasional “whoop whoop” of a hungry hyena. 679 more words

Blended Family

Random by Design

I don’t like missing events to which I’ve made a commitment. Case in point, our writers group meets once a month, and tonight was the scheduled meeting night. 582 more words


Affairs of the Heart

I’m feeling afraid! On Saturday morning, my husband woke up early with chest pains. By 6.30am it seemed to be getting worse so we decided to go to the hospital to have it checked out. 1,084 more words

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Divorce Part 2

It’s been the better part of a year since I wrote Divorce Part 1.  Feel free to read it now if you’re new to my stories or if you just want to get re-grounded for this next account.  2,025 more words

Middle School Years


Never thought I’d have to consider this
So many thoughts run through my mind as I ponder upon this
I now sometimes regret my tubaligation… 130 more words


Facebook Message from a Stranger

A Facebook message from a stranger asking, “Is Tina your mother?” ended up being more than just a random question. After nineteen years, I was having my first conversation with my father. 392 more words

Romantic Weekends

It’s still four more sleeps before they come. I’m already short of breath and feeling stressed. It’s not that I don’t want my step children to come for the weekend. 611 more words

Blended Family