Tag Archives: Memoir Writing

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Murderous Musings: When Good Folk Turn Bad At The Rodeo By Sherri Matthews Saddle up, tighten your reins and pull on your riding boots. And while you’re about it, watch your back, because…

Posted in Flash Fiction, Reblogs | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

All Change At The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends, how I miss you.  My absence breeds a growing sense of isolation from my blogging community, the Summerhouse needs the laughter of friends. I wonder what you are up to, how things are going, what’s your latest … Continue reading

Posted in Asperger's Syndrome, Blogging, Nature & Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 129 Comments

In The Raw

As the sun slowly set on 2016, I watched from a beach on the Dorset coastline, and I thought of my dad. Today, writing my first post of a new year, I think of all that’s happened since I wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Family Memoirs, Guest Blogs, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 127 Comments

It Is What It Is: Goodbye Darling Dad

Hello dear friends, When I signed off here three months ago, I hoped to return in September with good news about my memoir writing progress, but in early July I got a call from my uncle telling me my dad … Continue reading

Posted in Family Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 147 Comments

Window On A Train

I gaze through the train window looking for my fox, but so far, it is nowhere to be seen. I put down my book, wanting only to soak up the beauty of the English countryside as it zooms past my … Continue reading

Posted in Family Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 125 Comments

In Which The Story Changes

I found the words one day as I walked. These words:  ‘Stranger In A White Dress.’  The title of my memoir. But as I climbed high above the sea,  I found something more: I found strength. And I realised that … Continue reading

Posted in My Dad's Alcoholic Prison, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge Day Three: School Symbol

When I left California in 2003, I couldn’t have known that it would be a decade before I would return. It was bittersweet to say the least, walking down memory lane two years ago with my dear friend, revisiting places … Continue reading

Posted in Family Memoirs, My California, Photo/Story Challenges, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 98 Comments

Writing Process Blog Meme

Some weeks months years? time ago, Tess tagged me for a Writing Process Blog Meme.   I was flattered and told her I was happy to take part, but it might take a while.  No kidding.  Thanks so much Tess, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Hops, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Girl In A Pale Blue Dress

Something extraordinary happened at the weekend: my uncle and auntie celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.  Fifty years of happy married life.  I say extraordinary because I don’t know anyone else in my family who has achieved anything like this kind … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Memories, Family Life, Flash Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

In The Fear Of Writing

My dream is slipping away from me.  I thought I owned my dream, that I could do what it takes to fulfill my dream.  But now it is fading away. Why? because I am full of fear. My fear has … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 145 Comments