Monday, January 23, 2012

Bobby and Betty

I received my contributor copies of the February/March 2012 issue of of Looking Back Magazine in the mail today. It contains my nonfiction piece, "The Little Seat."
As I was bumping over those country roads on the school bus all those years ago, obsessing about Bobby and Betty, I never dreamed I would someday write a story about them.  And their story would be published.
I like to think they would be pleased.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I received great news today!  My short story, "Lost," has been accepted for publication in Barely South Review, a literary journal in Norfolk, Virginia.  It is published by students and faculty of The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University, the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary.

"Lost" will appear in their September 2012 issue.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Treasure Each Moment

This morning, while gazing at this sweet photo of my daughter, Suzanne, and her granddaughter, Kamryn, I dug out more pictures from the past.  And I'm glad I did.  They reminded me of the swift passage of time and how we should treasure each moment we have with our loved ones.

Kamryn and Grammy
January, 2012

Suzanne and me
July, 1965

Grandson Chase and me
Fall, 1986

Chase and daughter Kamryn
December, 2011
All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley