Potential or Perfection?

Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:
 Posted by Kathy Waller ***** ‘What virtues do you wish more of?’ asks Mr.L. I answer:— Louisa May Alcott Patience, Love, Silence, Obedience, Generosity, Perseverance, Industry, Respect, Self-denial. ‘What vices less of?’ Idleness, Wilfulness, Vanity, Impatience, Impudence, Pride, Selfishnes, Activity, Love of cats. ~ Louisa May Alcott. Journal, October 1882…

Muffy, Puffy, and Sybil-Margaret “Pud-Pud” Poff Cleared & Released by FBI

Three cats suspected of helping owner Julia Poff mail explosive devices to former President Barak Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott were released from custody Thursday afternoon following questioning by federal law enforcement officers. FBI crime lab investigators had found a cat hair under the address label on the package containing the explosives and traced … Continue reading Muffy, Puffy, and Sybil-Margaret “Pud-Pud” Poff Cleared & Released by FBI

No, No, NaNo or, Just Do It

NaNoWriMo –National Novel Writing Month–the month* in which participants vow to write a 50,000-word novel–and some of them do–began yesterday. The goal–if you want to reach 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo (which from this point on will be called NaNo), you need to write an average of 1667 words a day. I’ve registered for NaNo–there’s a … Continue reading No, No, NaNo or, Just Do It

Friday Fictioneers: The Red Shoes

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.    The Red Shoes “A photo prompt? Ooooh. High-heeled lace-ups.” “What’s that book?” “So retro—art reference—I want.” “No. That one. Red cover, gold letters, dog… E-G-P-U-something-C-A-R-O—“ “Zoom in. RECRUIT. Dog?” “CAROLINA.” “Which Carolina?” “OUTH… D-E-R—” “DEPOT. Red pumps.” “ND OUTH CAROLINA…” “MARINE CORPS … Continue reading Friday Fictioneers: The Red Shoes

About Kathy

I’m Kathy Waller, AKA M.K., former teacher, former librarian, former paralegal, and former pianist at various small churches desperate for someone who could find middle C. I write crime fiction, literary fiction, humor (I hope), memoir, and whatever else comes to mind. I grew up in Fentress,  population ~ 150 in 1960, on the San Marcos … Continue reading About Kathy

The Silver Falchion (Again) & #ROW80

Good news on both personal and professional fronts: MURDER ON WHEELS, Austin Mystery Writers‘ crime fiction anthology, has been awarded the Silver Falchion Award for Best Fiction Short Story Anthology. Member Laura Oles accepted the award from author Anne Perry Saturday night at the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference 2016.   The eleven stories in MURDER ON … Continue reading The Silver Falchion (Again) & #ROW80