LUCINDA M GUNNIN
Lucinda Gunnin is a commercial property manager and author in suburban Philadelphia. She is an avid gamer, sushi addict, and animal advocate. She writes about storage and moving, gaming, gluten-free eating and more. Twitter: @LucindaGunnin
Until The End of the World
The silence is intrusive, eerie as we walk around the property. The normal buzz from the highway, just a quarter mile away, is gone, replaced by nothing.
Where the Heart Is
Casey pushed her way through the corn, the broad leaves brushing her shoulders and mocking her as the tears streamed down her face. Five years of mediocre crops and the bank was about to take her farm.
My mother Susan told me that there was a time, less than a century ago, when food was purchased in stores with pieces of paper or tiny plastic cards. My mother Karen says Susan is full of it and that never really happened. Then Susan says Karen would remember her history lesson of what it was like before if she didn’t spend all her harvest on whiskey. That’s usually my cue to go out to the greenhouse and work on my plot. The vegetables never get drunk and argue.
Time to Visit the Lions
Amanda slid her finger along the jagged edge of the heart pendant she had worn for the last seven years. Her mother Beth had given it to her the last time they visited the zoo.
Where Are the Wild Things?
Sometimes it takes years to recognize the impact that a book had on your life and sometimes, you decide to honor it decades later. For me, that book was Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.
Writing, Food, Budgeting and Games
An author friend once told me that before you get someone else to publish your first work – short story, novel, poem, anything really – you dream about being published.
The Navy Notebook
My life is a navy notebook Cracked and worn. A glittering silver unicorn on the cover. The binding is broken Pages are falling out.
The First Fourteen Years
We weren't in the market for a pet when she adopted us. My husband was full-time college student two months away from his undergrad degree and planning to leave the country for a year to work on his master's. I had just started freelancing full-time.