The Blathering and Yammering

All of my journals. Blank. Also, someone’s pencil. Photo by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash

Welcome to a short yet drafty intro and index of my stuff, pinned to my profile because I can.

When I click on a writer’s profile page I’m only allowed to see a few stories. I have to click for more, wait…then more, wait…more, wait…

Back in the days that…



Before splaying out my disasters, should I claim brilliance, just in some sort of lesser dimension? Factually, not all of my mishaps are the direct result of my brain activity, or lack thereof.

Included here is not nearly a complete list, but just a few that stand out. The others…

Selfie under the sun in the winter wind on the ice of a frozen lake.

The dumpster fire of 2020 spit out bizarre 2021, and I can’t help but be a wee nerved-out for what’s behind the ratty curtain of next year. …

Clearly she needs a sweater. — Photo by Wilhelm Gunkel on Unsplash

“What are you doing.”

“Putting on pants.”

“You should sleep naked.”

As I slide each leg into my pajama pants, I think of something I’d read recently — keeping the sex life alive in a long term relationship with skin on skin intimacy.

“But I’m freezing.

“That’s not how it…

Unless you’re interested, you like it, and are compelled to engage of course.

It’s just poop, neighbors. Poop. — Photo by Siim Lukka on Unsplash

I’m sure I am not the first and I won’t be the last one to lay this rant egg. I’m just particularly cringed away from a Facebook group that’s evolved into a dumping ground for reciprocation begs.

Beginning with posting stories to the group’s feed, certain writers posted their stories…

definitely want the horse elixir for ‘gripes and fret’

After watching a program about life on a Victorian Farm, what has stayed in my memory bank over the years is the small bottle they found in one of the farm’s horse barns. The label read, ‘For Gripes and Fret’.

Yes please! I’ll take about a dozen bottles. I wish…

Laura Johnson

Yammering bits and some blathering. Humor is my first language, my second skin, and my hello.

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