So Long. I Love You, Babe. A Hospice Story.

From where he sits on the sofa, Vivaldi on the portable CD player next to him, he sees everything but can make sense of nothing. His home gleams. Not a spot of dust anywhere. His wife, with nothing else to do but care for him, has become obsessive. Dust she can control. A husband whose mind deteriorates a little more each day is beyond her.

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Between father and daughter: “I’m who I am because of you.”

Between father and daughter: “I’m who I am because of you.” Meghan McCain gives a heartfelt, emotional eulogy for her late father, Senator John McCain. Through her tears she shares his tragedies and triumphs, and his success as a father to whom she was extremely close. And I think, well,…

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My Husband The Not Navy Seal

It’s all over the news on Veteran’s Day, the Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden.  He is to be admired for sure for his bravery and he is definitely an American hero. But as we sit down to another of my culinary attempts (Crockpot Kung Pao chicken) I tell…

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MISCONCEIVE

As usual, it has taken me forever to make a book available to my legions of fans. Thank you for your patience. Writing and publishing are not only still in the experimental stages as far as my career goes, they are a mystery to me. This time I am trying…

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Second Chance Chateau

It’s Over Island A Short Story by Barbara Meyers Chapter Two – Second Chance Chateau Beth McCarthy woke without benefit of an alarm. Morning sun peeked through the window where a light breeze fluttered the lacy curtains. She’d painted the bedroom yellow and with the eastern-facing windows she often felt…

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It's Over Island

It’s Over Island A Short Story by Barbara Meyers Chapter One When Alex McCarthy opened his eyes he had no idea where he was. He lay for a moment allowing his senses to adjust. He was in a simply furnished room. Sunlight splashed through sheer curtains fluttering in a light…

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Anti-Social Media

“Support polygamy.  More available guys for the rest of us.” That’s a Tweet I didn’t post.  Couldn’t get the wording quite right.  I thought it was funny.  My daughter was appalled.  I said, “Look at it this way:  if some guy marries four women, that takes them out of the…

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Barbara Meyers Author Newsletter – April 2014

You might wonder why my newsletters are so infrequent. It’s because I don’t have any writing news to report. No new books being released. No contracts signed. Right now all I do is write and rewrite. A couple of my fans keep asking when the next book in the Grinding…

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The Myth of “Happily Married”

There’s no such thing as happily married.  There.  I’ve said it. There’s the illusion of happily married.  A pretense, if you will that we all buy into.  We are all convinced that our marriage will be different, better, happier, than that of our peers, our parents, or anyone else we…

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Happy Endings

(Part One) RN Sahoo on February 14, 2014 at 5:41 a.m. said: Your writing is cynical and negative.  “A coffin should be a mandatory wedding gift for every couple” really hurt me. This was a comment on  http://barbmeyers.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/a-short-essay-on-marriage/ My first reaction to this comment was to laugh.  Not because RN…

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