Friday Drabble: Cold Lunch

A drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble. Cold Lunch She’d seen him, of course. Heard his hearty laugh from halfway across the room. She could see his table…

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Smart Is Sexy, Or Is It?

The story is almost a cliché, isn’t it? A young girl in grade and middle school loves to tinker, is great at math, enjoys digging in the dirt for bugs and toads, and is a voracious reader… until she gets to high school. Becoming pubescent, she will stop caring about math – claiming that it’s…

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Little Movie, Big Themes

There’s not much good to say about a long holiday weekend where you’re both sort of sick and you don’t really feel good enough go out and do anything , take up a nice invitation from friends, or have people over. That was our Labor Day weekend here at The Aerie.  In fact, the malaise…

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Friday Drabble: Anticipation

Remember, a drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words.  Feel free to join in and write your own 100 word stories on Fridays, and tag them with “friday drabble”.  Link to them in the comments here, or on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.   Anticipation Lori checked herself in the mirror, she wanted to look…

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She’s Just Not That Into You. Really.

Love is in the air this week and so I noticed with some interest the results of a study done by a group at Indiana University about whether third party observers can tell the level of interest (or disinterest) in the interactions of a man and woman meeting each other for the first time. The…

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QotD: High School Romance, Or Not

What was the best date you went on in high school? This seems like one of those stories that I should probably keep to myself, but the QotD shook loose a memory and so, here we go. Of course, being a giant nerd, I did not have many good dating experiences in high school. In…

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Eight Things About Me

Tamzen tagged me the other day to come up with eight random things about myself.  I’ve done a couple of these before, so this weekend I tried to think of some stories/events/traits that I might not have previously discussed.  As I went through them, I realized they clustered into a couple of sub-categories. Education1. I…

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QotD: What?! No Goodnight Kiss?

What is the worst date you've ever been on? Really?   Do we have to go there? Alright, rewind the clock all the way back to the Spring of 1985 – Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was big and I was a sophomore in college.  I lived in a co-ed hall and…

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