Scariest Animals

A tale trilogy from Gaboo… Tale Of Two Chickens Two chickens, both from the same flock, and raised for eggs. One is sexier, smaller, with better color in feathers. The other is bigger, smarter, and plays the angle. There are two more hens, but they’re older, meaner, and they gossip. Now, of the two youngin’s, … Read more

Summer Memories – Discovery

There is a mountain range that slips into a deep, wide river. From up top, creeks and tributaries bring down the sediment and wash. The power of water and gravity is evident in tossed logs and boulders. One of these creeks turns into a wide alluvial plain, a sand bar, as it joins the larger. … Read more

Summer Memories – Picture of Paradise

For my readers, a screen saver of my summer…  Click to see. A  

The Lure of Chicken Wire

Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of furniture? Out of the blue, just looked at it and said, “Oh my gosh, I have to have that dresser,” or “that’s the prettiest blanket chest I’ve ever laid eyes on,”  or “I can’t imagine sleeping under any other headboard but that one?”  Well it … Read more

You Are Loved

It’s Friday and the rain still falls, cleansing, sometimes. It’s been a bit of a dreadful time for some at a local high school. First a friend perishes and now, another young boy dies in tragedy. He made a fatal choice. If you have kids, tell them no matter what happens, you can always bug … Read more

Traveling On Music Street

  From foggy N’awlins. (Did I spell that right?) Took many photos, haven’t gone through them all, but here’s one, turned b&w by computer magic, a guy playing cello (my favorite instrument) in the street. He was actually pretty good, at least to my ear. Ears are still ringing after a walk down Bourbon Street … Read more

Lingering of a Fragrance

  Catherine attracted men, drew them to her like the latest model sports car, with her classic good looks, smooth lines, glossy curves, supple skin, and a powerful engine. Her scent was not that of new car though, it was a subtle hint of France that came from a cut glass atomizer. Her fragrance was … Read more

ReadThisPlease Writer/Photographer Nominated

Sarah Marie Scott, one of ReadThisPlease’s writers, is nominated as a Finalist for the 32nd Annual Best College & High School Photography Contest in her continuing education program. Sarah shines as a writer and brings a unique sense of creativity to her photography. Click her tag and check out her picture book on Now.readthisplease.com.  You’ll … Read more

My Groovy Girl

The last chapter in M Dawn’s summer saga of the Larson Shark.   My Groovy Girl. I met her online, her bright image capturing my attention in a photograph. I dreamed of a life with her, adventure, and recreation. After seeing her in person, actually touching her, running my hand along her sleek side, I … Read more

Life Is A Beach: Along The Shoreline

  We take our teenager to the beach today. He wants to show off his new swimming trunks, splash in the surf, girl-watch, and ride a few waves. Bruce and I don’t have to run after Ryan now, we can sit in beach chairs and let him swim on his own. He keeps us in … Read more

Life Is A Beach: Driftwood

  The beach is a place of refuge, a place to contemplate, or just look at half nude strangers. I especially like the beaches in the city; the sand is so fine your feet sink. Huge, strewn logs make for great hide-a-ways and a place to recline, if you want to read. The driftwood looks … Read more

Saga Of The Larson Shark

  Part I: Left at T’s Corner It’s the first time I’ve been excited about the government auction website. Bruce trolls it like an online dater of heavy equipment. 1999 Ford F350/Powerstroke/Dual Wheel.”No Title” Morganton, NC; BUCKET Gallatin, TN; John Deere Bush Hog 1508 Nashville, TN; Greenhouse Frame Beaufort, SC… You get the idea—junk. I … Read more

Exclusive With The Queen… Bee

  Bruce’s cell phone rang. He usually looks at the display and sends the call to voicemail—when we’re at the dinner table. Instead, he flipped the phone open and said, “What’s up?”  It could only be his mama. His parents are seventy-seven and eighty-four. They are both active and fairly healthy for their age, but … Read more

M Dawn’s Rainbow Book

  A little visual treat just in time for spring. We welcome readers to flip through the pages of our latest Picture Book by M Dawn, a selection of the sights and images from her world. Click the full screen icon, lower left. Check out more Picture Books by M Dawn and read her stories. … Read more