R. E. Perry
I'm a lawyer, in my day job, but a passionate writer the rest of the time. I'm currently working on a romantic comedy series: Cozy Home to Sherwood, set in rural Saskatchewan.
Tips from the Queens of Bargain
My family has always appreciated finding a good bargain. I was raised to price check, to be skeptical of the concept that “brand name” was intrinsically better, and to love the words, “on sale.” And I have found some bargains. My favorite, is finding a limited edition print of a painting by Allan Sapp—it hangs in pride of place in my office.
The Death Story Playlist
I’m a writer; I love story. So when I think of a playlist, I love songs that have stories in them. And when I look for a playlist that, during COVID, helps me to relax, and realize that things really could be worse--I like a playlist of songs that include stories of death.
98 pounds of sinew; the toughest woman I know.
Dear Aunt Alice, This letter, this poem, is for you. I was challenged to write about the toughest woman I know, and you were it.
First Date from the Abyss
So, it all started the weekend my boyfriend and I had a big fight. We’d been going together for over a year, and normally, I wouldn’t have been tempted to stray, but when I got the phone call, I was still aching from the cuts of certain harsh words…
If you love Him; then I think you’ll like Her
I wanted to enter the “if this” then “that” challenge, but I don’t watch a lot of television or movies. However, I do read. In fact, I’m a voracious reader; I’ll typically read three to five books per week. As I was looking around my personal library, I discovered that I read primarily by author. If I like a particular author, I’ll read everything he or she writes.
The origin of Nursery Rhymes By R.E. Perry
Nursery rhymes often seem like cute nonsense poems for children; but they started out, in many cases, as deadly serious satire for adults. Let’s look at some examples:
How I managed to clean and organize my desk for the first time in my life
How I managed to clean and organize my desk for the first time in my life! Having a clean desk has never been possible for me. I feel guilty about it, but it doesn’t help. Some people are just naturally messy, I rationalize; everyone knows, creatives march to their own drummer. I come up with cute memes: “a clean desk is the sign of a boring and empty mind”. I drive others in my office crazy, because I wait till they leave for home, and then in the evenings and weekends, I work on their beautifully clean desks, because my desk is too messy to work on.
August 2, 1876. Deadwood, Black Hills She’d come in on the stage, less than a week before, and she desperately needed money. Alice Tubbs was now a widow, and there weren’t a lot of employment options available for women in the town of Deadwood—if town wasn’t too fancy a name for the meager sprawl of unpainted false-fronted frame buildings along the single rutted muddy street.