Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), Miracle of the Concrete Jesus & Other Stories, and several Kindle ebooks.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Writers Retreat

This morning four members of the Rocky Mount Writers (and three kids) retreated to the new Franklin County park at Smith Mountain Lake to hang out, talk about writing, and enjoy the new public facility.

The kids fished from the pier while Amy H, Debi, Marion, and I munched our sandwiches and talked about books, writing, and stuff.

We had the picnic shelter to ourselves, but we were soon joined by two adolescent ducklings and a large fuzzy something. Was it a gosling? A young swan? We weren’t sure, but it had huge feet and it was friendlier than the ducklings.

The breeze from the lake felt good. A lot of folks on jet skis, kayaks, pontoons, speedboats, and the Virginia Dare probably enjoyed the breeze even more.

The feathery critter appeared to enjoy the shade.


Blogger House on the Glade Hill said...

I feel like a celebrity being in your blog! Thanks for the mention!!

That swan (goose?) was adorable and when we were leaving, it wouldn't leave Kelly, Debi's daughter alone. I am sure Debi had to watch for stowaways as she packed up her truck!

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