The Novelty Has Worn

Last year at this time I had our whole summer planned and on the various Google calendars. Last year at this time the novelty of a pandemic summer was a curiosity and an adventure, a challenge of creativity. Last year at this time I was sick of being inside, but I wasn’t burnt by it…

But It’s Iowa

We kept the kids home. We un-enrolled from our lives. We ordered little kid masks. We took them out of swimming lessons. We didn’t go to parks for a time. We put up a playset in our yard. And then a pool. And then two other pools, after the first and second ones broke. We…

In Grief: Day 40

Today, I’m in the bright sunshine of my favorite season in my favorite month. I’m digging out some inspiration like it’s the crust around the lid of the yogurt container that needs to come out or damn it my kids will disown me for having to resort to another kind of breakfast; I’m trying, man.…

Patreon Launch

I launched a Patreon campaign. Is that you call it? Well, that’s what I call it. Find it and all its offerings at patreon.com/erinlunde I’m challenging myself to write one 30-word story for each day this month. Day 1 is complete. I’m also looking forward to reading three short stories for the Short Story Club…

Looking ahead

I am excited lately. I wrote a short story that I submitted to my writers’ group that got great feedback. I’m looking forward to submitting it to a few journals this week. Also, I’m starting a group and partnership with a handful of other people out there to stay accountable to my writing practice. Such…