Spaghetti, Meatballs, and Rainbows

Hump Day started the same as every day. A drive in the morning to drop off my husband at work. I always pass a row of trees near the road that hand over the end to shade the street like tall green umbrellas. For a few seconds, I felt like I was driving down a boulevard in a foreign country. Then, the line of trees ends a few blocks later, and I was back in the city with stop and go lights and morning rush hour.

The rest of the day was like spaghetti and meatballs. It was the afternoon drive that grew cloudy and for a moment I thought meatballs were falling. Large round splats fell from scattered clouds with the sun shining down all around them. I had to smile again as I rounded the corner toward home again. Through the windshield one end of a rainbow started to form. By that time was a few blocks from the driveway the other end of the rainbow shone through the gray clouds.

I didn’t get to drive through the different colors of another rainbow but helped me remember that there is a better ending to a tough day of running into other people in a bad mood. Good thing, I can write a better ending. On second thought, the next time someone gives you a hard time, just smile because you’re a writer who needs material. Maybe they should know that we love drama, and we’re better at it.

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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