The Writer and Her Papa

This is my Papa. I met my Papa when I was thirteen years old. I was already taller than him. And he still had some color in his hair.  Since then we have both grown quite a crop of steely gray hair. According to legend, he fell in love with Momma over homemade spaghetti.  She … Continue reading The Writer and Her Papa

The Good with the Bad

The day began with insomnia drifted into lateness and fell into despair One found dead, the news feed reads the reaper's  prize at last sorrows grips friends still other silent cheer the end of the road two kids in a doctor's office sick with the flu   two strangers cling to life victims of happenstance … Continue reading The Good with the Bad

Not A Real Family (April Page 18 )

He's not your real father.  So don't expect him to care. She's not your real kid so don't expect her to love you. Step-kids aren't really kids. And Step-parents are just playing a game that they can stop at any time. But my Papa loves me. He shows me everyday and has always got my back. Years … Continue reading Not A Real Family (April Page 18 )

Book Review: Dusk and Summer

Dusk and Summer by Joseph A. Pinto Available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats. The first time I read this book, it held me captive, curled beneath my comforter until it was done with me.  Recently, it was released under a new publisher and with a new cover. Dusk and Summer kept me prisoner for … Continue reading Book Review: Dusk and Summer