Category Archives: Gathering Buttercups

Cupid,Your Work Here is Done {Trifecta & Velvet Verbosity}

    “Will it be enough?” Kate wondered but a quick peek at the clock reminded her that she didn’t have time to dwell on it; Lance would be home any minute. She hummed as she tucked the Vintage T-shirt of his favorite band into the tissue and slid the plane tickets to the Keys…

Gathering Buttercups: Love Awaits

    Just around the bend The sea winks at the sun. Where My love waits for me.      Do you Haiku with Lou? I do..every  Haiku Friday with Lou of LouCeel, I share 17 syllables of story. You should try it, it’s addictive.     Kate felt the ocean breeze ruffle the cream…

Grown Up Christmas List

      be my Mrs. for I’ve been wishing too long, to be Christmasing with you.   My *dear* friend, Lou at LouCeel host a Haiku Friday. Mine today, a lead in to 100 more words with Velvet.   All I ever imagined. The lights on the tree twinkling and bouncing off the facets…

Gathering Buttercups: Two Decades & A Diamond.

  Lance struck the match and a flame burst from the red tip. He held it over the wicks of the blue tapers until the living room was bathed in a romantic, dreamy glow of light.  Pleased with the aesthetic and completely lost in the anticipation of Kate’s smile twinkling like the lights of the…

WOE: Gathering Buttercups:Baby Talk

    “I threw them away” Charlotte said, nibbling at a piece of crust from the lemon meringue pie Katie had baked at her request. Kate talked over the whirling Kitchen Aid Mixer, “Threw what away?” “My birth control pills.” She answered as nonchalantly as if she’d been telling her best friend about the weather….

Trifecta Weekend:Gathering Buttercups: Awakenings

*continued from yesterday*   Lance raised his glass. “To the end of feeling dead inside for too long…” Katie’s eyes filled as she imitated his toast. “…to being alive again.” The ringing of crystal promised it all.     This weekend’s Trifecta needs a lot of explanation so I just copied it over for you:…

Velvet Verbosity/Trifecta:Gathering Buttercups: Something to Talk About

    Charlotte came around the kitchen island and touched her friend’s shoulder. “You knew everyone was going to have an opinion about this.” “I did. “Katie nodded. “But I didn’t think it would mean distancing myself from the other moms or listening to people whisper about me.” “Everybody likes Anthony, Kate. He’s the guy…

WOE:Gathering Buttercups: Lay It All On The Table

  “Not everyone can be bought.” Beth said as she flipped through the divorce papers, her fury clear in every stilted breath and exasperated sigh. Lance sat on the other side of the conference table watching his soon to be ex-wife have her temper tantrum. “Gentlemen?” addressing the two men in five hundred dollar suits…

100 Word Challenge/100 Word Song: Gathering Buttercups: The Kitchen Sink

    Kate sunk her hands into the scalding hot water, letting it run over her batter covered fingers. She started to wash the inside of the mixing bowl, lost in thoughts of divorce papers, court dates and Lance, always Lance. She didn’t hear Anthony come in with another box under his arm, so she…

Trifecta/100 Word Challenge: Gathering Buttercups: The Zip

sometime after Kate tells Charlotte about hearing from and seeing Lance again after 18 years…     Katie sprinkled the brown powder into the orangey batter. “The thing is that I’ve always been a good girl, Char. The most radical thing I’d been doing all these years was opening this business and putting extra cinnamon…

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