Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

When I was in my late twenties, I attempted to get a life insurance policy. They said I was too much of a risk. This is my answer to that agent and anyone who wonders just how long this life may go on. I’m gonna live to be 102 How do I know? How do…… Continue reading I’m Gonna Live to Be 102

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

A Child of the World

I was eleven when my grandmother (seated directly behind me) presented a special Christmas gift to my family. She wanted to take everyone to Europe for a 3-week whirlwind tour. Twenty-one countries in twenty-one days. Then, it was a dream. Something I didn’t even know was on my bucket list. It would take two or…… Continue reading A Child of the World

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Living The Promise in the Dash

Last week, in the mail, I received a box. It was a birthday gift from my Dad and what I found inside was priceless. The first on-board to help me tell this story, he rounded up one of my old photo albums, and though they were tucked behind cellophane sheets, I could still feel the…… Continue reading Living The Promise in the Dash

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Future Freelancer in the Making

When I say I started writing young, I mean it. See picture above. My first ever story, I now know, is called micro-fiction, was written at age seven. But, my first love is poetry. Maybe it’s the need to get things down on paper all at once. Maybe its the cadence of the lines and…… Continue reading Future Freelancer in the Making

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

Let. Out. Valentine. Emotion. Smile at the next person who walks by you. Hug, or virtually hug, a loved one. Kiss your mate. Now, practice these 3 things for the next 30-days, take 2 Conversational Hearts, and don’t call me in the morning. See where smiling, hugging, kissing, and conversations lead. Mindfulness practice to de-stress…… Continue reading LOVE is a 4-Letter Word

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

About two years ago, I took a one-off job writing short English-language texts about U.S. customs. My first assignment was to write about Thanksgiving. Though I’ve long since learned what we were taught in history books isn’t always the truth, I always find it fascinating to take a deeper look into the ways we celebrate…… Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

What’s Next on the Agenda?

Dear friends, I’m in the last throes of revisions on a ghostwriting book project, so have had to put most of my regular day-to-day things on the back burner – gym, blog posts, cooking, etc. At the same time, I don’t want to give up the momentum of Writing in the Fast Lane’s weekly blog…… Continue reading What’s Next on the Agenda?

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Uncategorized

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!

If shops can put out Halloween decorations before the kids are back in school or Labor Day’s been celebrated, then I can talk about vampires. Since Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, I have been fascinated from a young age with the idea of eternal life – its pros and its cons. While we speak often about…… Continue reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter

On Saturday, a photo of three trees crossed Framed a yellow moon, full and round Our once in a blue moon Today, Sunday, the skies are grey, the blue trying to get through Rain, tears from heaven Far from the Madding Crowd, I imagine quiet broken By cries of “He is risen!” It is Easter…… Continue reading Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter