Author Archives: rosecappelli

Get Moving

I think it a bit ironic that my OLW for 2018 is momentum. “Momentum” is defined as speed of movement, and since my knee replacement surgery two weeks ago, my physical speed of movement has been seriously lacking. I am … Continue reading

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Hello 2018

One of the best things about a Chinese dinner is the fortune cookie. Allan and I traditionally get Chinese take-out on New Year’s Eve, and this year I had to smile when I read my fortune: Choosing what you want … Continue reading

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The Contest

When I was about ten, I entered a writing contest in a children’s magazine. The task was to write a story ending. All I remember was that the story was about some kids who went to school one day and … Continue reading

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Christmas Chaos

I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Holiday Story Contest. The task – tell a holiday story in 250 words or less that contains a surprise. Here goes! Christmas Chaos (243 words) by Rose Cappelli         ‘Twas the … Continue reading

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Instant Love

It came through in a text message – yes, a text message! My first grandchild (a boy) is expected to enter the world in about three weeks, but last week there he was on my ipad. A beautiful face with … Continue reading

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Take Me Home

NCTE is always filled with learning experiences, aha moments, and opportunities for reflection. But it is those hidden gems (thank you, Katherine Bomer) that provide inspiration for slices. Here’s one that describes the last leg of my journey home. The … Continue reading

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The Unworkshop

Last Friday I was inspired by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s post on The Poem Farm to write a Tanka about my recent experiences at Highlights. It was my sixth time at the Highlights Foundation and my first unworkshop. I have written … Continue reading

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