Today marks the first day in Rachael Harrie’s platform building campaign! Here is challenge #1: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count. If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: “the… Read more »

Okay so Jessica started a blogging game to help campaigners get to know each other. If you’re playing, post 10 facts about yourself and then put a link to your blog in the comments below.  Happy campaigning! 1. I am the oldest of four siblings and there were times I let that power go to my head. 2. This year I found out I can’t eat gluten, so cupcakes and pizza have turned into sparkly, shiny things I sometimes can’t… Read more »

I loved Little House on the Prairie when I was a kid, so reading Wendy McClure’s book, The Wilder Life:  My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie was like catching up with dear friends.  In fact I was reminded how much LHOP played a role in my own life as I remembered along with Wendy about bonnets,  Plum Creek, the sod house, and above all the spunky, carefree, adventurous spirit that was Laura.   “MOST GIRLS JUST WANT TO BE… Read more »