Ratt & Roll – Stephen Pearcy’s Memoir – Book Review

The first time I’d heard the band Ratt was sometime during 7th grade. “Round and Round” was a catchy song, but being a 12-year-old that wasn’t allowed to purchase rock cassette tapes at the time, I didn’t mind that it was overplayed on the radio. I listened to Ratt throughout my junior high and high … Continue reading Ratt & Roll – Stephen Pearcy’s Memoir – Book Review

Overheard Conversations Make Me Laugh Out Loud (or Cringe!)

I often sit in public places and take notes for writing. Here are some of my most recent: Little girl: Look! Three boys and three girls! It’s equal! Father: No, it’s not equal. The boys are bigger. Teenage Girl: Stupid cops! They gave me another ticket! Said my tag was expired. Teenage Boy: When did … Continue reading Overheard Conversations Make Me Laugh Out Loud (or Cringe!)

NPR’s 3-Minute Fiction Writing Contest — Cooking up Fiction by Susanna Hartigan

This was my rejected entry for my very first NPR writing contest. The story had to be under 600 words and contain the 4 words: "plant," "button," "trick," "fly." It's been two years since I read this, and looking back, I know it could use some work. Cooking Up Fiction  by Susanna Hartigan ©2010 Caterina … Continue reading NPR’s 3-Minute Fiction Writing Contest — Cooking up Fiction by Susanna Hartigan