Short Story: Late Night Phone Call

A couple of years ago, I wrote several short stories with the intent of submitting them to short story competitions. I did enter one of my short stories, but I didn’t win anything. This was the second short story I wrote, which was based on a writing prompt from Writer’s Digest (I think). Late Night Phone Call is about a woman, Deidra, who receives a late night phone call from a friend, Stephanie, who is in danger and needs Deidra’s help. I hope you enjoy it… and thanks for taking the time to read it! Also, feel free to leave comments, […]

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Fashion Icon: Coco Chanel

Anyone who knows me knows I have a bit of a fascination with Chanel. I have seen the Coco Chanel movies – Coco Chanel starring Shirley MacLaine, and Coco Before Chanel staring Audrey Tautou. To me, Coco Chanel is one the my all-time favorite fashion icons. I don’t really know what it is about Chanel that fascinates me so (maybe it’s the interlocking CC logo) or when this fascination began, but I do know this – Chanel is equivalent to style and class. Biography.com has a rather nice bio on Coco Chanel, which details her rise to fame as a fashion designer. […]

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Dress Form Outfit #32

I love skirts and dresses, especially during spring, summer and fall months. This week’s dress form outfit features a vertical striped A-line skirt and a simple white tank top. I would wear a couple of silver necklaces, a few thin silver bangles, and silver hoop earrings. To complete the outfit, I’d wear some cute white sandals or wedges. During the spring or fall, when there’s a bit of a nip in the air, I’d wear my denim jacket or a soft heather gray cardigan. You could also tuck in the tank top and wear a black or white weave leather […]

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3 a.m.

I wrote a free-form poem (or something) on 7/14/1994 entitled “3 a.m.” It’s nothing fancy, but I found it along with all the short stories and poems I wrote as a teenager, which dates back to 1989. Anyway, I thought I’d share “3 a.m.” with you – my friends. 3 a.m. 3 a.m. is a beautiful time in the morning in which God set aside for me. I may not always be awake to see that time in the morning, but when I’m awake, it is such a wondrous site. One morning at 3 a.m., the moon shone so bright […]

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Articles Worth a Second Read

For years I have subscribed to various magazines, relishing the smell of the freshly printed magazines and the smooth finish of the glossy covers. And for years, after I read a magazine from cover-to-cover, I went back through for one final read and ripped out a page (or pages) here and there and cataloged them: “Fashion”, “Beauty – Hair & Skin Care”, “Fitness”, “All Things Chanel”, and “Articles Worth a Second Read.” I recently went through a huge three-inch binder that held all these magazine pages and made two piles – keep and toss. My keep pile ended up quite […]

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