The Misadventures of Ms. Peepers

Ms. Peepers

Ms. Peepers
October 08
Knitter, belly dancer, aspiring writer. I'll use this space to practice writing whatever takes my fancy. I welcome constructive feedback!


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JANUARY 25, 2011 8:12PM

Fatal Flaws for Ann Nichols

                It is unlike me to post 2 days in a row, but I saw Ann Nichols’ open call and had to respond.  Ann, I hope that your mom’s surgery goes well and that she pulls through.  We’re all thinking about you.&nbRead full post »

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JANUARY 24, 2011 10:45PM

Why I Left Facebook (Our Online Selves Open Call)

                I don’t have much of a web presence these days; just this here OS blog.  I once was on a site called “Facebook” that a few of you may know.  Facebook is run by a billionaire young person (anyone younger than me i… Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2011 10:03AM

What I Lost When I Lost My Computer

                I’m fairly old-fashioned when it comes to certain technological things – I have a land line phone, I’m not on Facebook, and I loved my desktop PC.  I don’t care what people say, desktops just have an advantage o… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2011 2:23PM

Bleeding Innocence

     Ruth Goodman and Margaret Hawkins set up their picnic by a small copse of trees next to Bull Run Stream.  “We should be able to see well enough from here,” Mrs. Hawkins said to her husband.
    “Oh yes, this is a well-chosen spot, my dear,&r… Read full post »

Alysa has requested that we share 10 movies that define us.  I’m terrible at following directions, so I’ve included TV shows and there are only 8.

1.       Murder She Wrote – This is an oldie and I’m only just old enough to have seen new epi… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2010 12:06AM

John Lennon – Not Really Naked

**There are some spoilers in this review.

                This past weekend, PBS aired the BBC movie Lennon Naked.  As an avid Beatle fan, I of course tuned in.  As an avid Beatle fan, I was most disappointed. Read full post »

                This is a continuation of my general thoughts on movies and TV shows that I’ve watched recently.  Warnings, there will be spoilers.


        &nbRead full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 10:41PM

Coping with the Dead

                This is National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo), a crazy time during which a bunch of nutty aspiring writers (and some ordinary nutty people, too) attempt to kill themselves by trying to write 50,000 words of… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2010 8:53AM

Real Life Scary Story - The Twisted Hip

            Sunday evenings in the Peepers household follow a peaceful pattern.  Mr. Peepers goes down the street to spend time with friends, and I recharge for the week ahead, a process usually involving TV, knitting, and the internet. Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2010 12:43PM

Trick or Treat

            “Trick or treat!”

            “Ahh, what lovely costumes,” Sophie cooed.  “Let’s see, a pirate, a wizard, and an alien, how nice.”&Read full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2010 12:16PM

The Walrus

Author's note: This is a silly little story that I wrote in a short story class.  The assignment was to write a story that involved a character talking about what a song means to him/her.  Naturally, I used a Beatles song.

This story is also a challenge - count the references!Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2010 11:10AM

Madras Mojo

                It had been a bad day from the start.  Michael woke on Saturday morning to the scream of the ringing phone and a disturbingly cheerful voice.  “Good morning, Michael!  It’s David.&nbsRead full post »

Kath (at the gay bar): Phil, how did you know I where to find me?

Phil: You butt-dialed me with your cell phone and I heard a 6-minute remix of “Dancing Queen.”

Kath and Kim*


Last year, Mr. Peepers worked an early shift, so he would… Read full post »

...but were afraid to ask.

First off, I’d like to thank Heidibeth for this Open Call and, even more so, I’d like to thank the responders for making this interesting.  I groaned when I read the Call, but you have all pulled through, sharing meaningful information and real stories rat… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 9:50AM


Judith woke up with a start – one am.  She stared up at the ceiling for a few moments, wondering what interrupted her sleep.  She couldn’t remember dreaming about anything and Stephen wasn’t snoring for once.  The house was silent.  Suddenly, she realized that it/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 9:24AM

A Fool for Art

                “Jon?  It’s mom.  Great news!  I’ll be in your neighborhood this weekend for a conference, so I thought I’d spend Saturday night at your place.  Won’t that be f/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 12:32PM


                Ferdinand and Lucinda waited behind the trailer for the show to begin.  They could hear the crowd gathering, the usual mix of farmers and shopkeepers with their children.  Each adult had paid a full f… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2010 8:03AM

Veterans Affairs

Dear Frankie,

            I can’t believe I’m doing something so 20th century as writing a letter on paper, but the doctors won’t let me have a laptop on account of all the machines they’ve got hooked up to me.  Ever/Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2010 4:22PM

Open Call – Made

Knitting is an ancient craft designed to create practical items for the home.  Now it is periodically resurrected to provide trendy gifts for one’s friends in lieu of some impersonal store-bought item.  Few people these days knit out of necessity – in fact, it is often far more… Read full post »

AUGUST 17, 2010 6:21PM


     Brooke walked out into the warm sun and looked over her vegetable garden.  It was time to harvest the carrots, her favorite food.  Smiling in anticipation of this cylindrical treat, she knelt down with her basket and pulled the first carrot from the ground.

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