Author Archives: janets123

About janets123

Children's writer, newspaper columnist, essayist, poet, storyteller

Smelling Time

I conjured up an unusual smell this morning, cleaning the coffee maker, dumping the grounds and throwing something in the trash while the garbage disposal was running. I think it was cherry tobacco! Most specifically, it was Mr. Ellis’ cherry … Continue reading

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Can I Be You?

“Can I be you when I grow up?” the lady at the gas station asked because she drooled over my little foreign sports car. She made me laugh. It feels good to be envied. But if she only knew! I … Continue reading

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Growly Bushes

A low, threatening growl emanated from the underbrush, halting my trek through the woods. Not sure if the sound was real or imagined, I drew my pistol from the holster and moved one foot through the dry, crunchy leaves. Grrrrrr. … Continue reading

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Two-Dollar Plant

In January, I bought an English Primrose at the grocery store. They were only two dollars, and so pretty, blooming in a variety of colors and in cheap plastic pots to match the blooms. I picked yellow because it made … Continue reading

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Green!

I heard the weatherman say March first begins “meteorological spring” here in Texas. I wasn’t sure all that implied but, after living here seven years, I am inclined to agree: the last of February always greens up like early spring. … Continue reading

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Persuasive Words

Have you ever shared information and had the intended recipient turn on you with a defensive tone? And then days later (or weeks or months) heard or seen that person sharing that very information with someone else or putting it … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Caveat and Disclaimer: Dan says from now on I need to run these by him before I publish! LOL! Almost all of us love the good, detest the bad and avoid the ugly, I think. Good people and good actions … Continue reading

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