Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

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  • Seven Books in Seven Weeks

    I’m constantly reading. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I’ll find a book impossible to put down and conquer it in a day. Other times I’ll find one that’s good but I can put it down, so with the day-to-day of family and other responsibilities it’ll take me a little longer to get through it. And last, […]

  • It’s My Anniversary!

    Not my marriage anniversary, though the 11th one will be here soon (I swear I just wrote something about the 10th a few weeks ago). But anyhow, it’s my one year blogging anniversary. And honestly, I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t received a “Happy Anniversary” notice from the server. Where…on earth…does the time go? […]

  • Three Sisters and the Clan at Four Sisters Café

    How to get eighteen people aged 5 months to 75 years well-dressed and smiling for a family photo? Feed them first. My dad raved about the new restaurant Four Sisters Café in Roseville, CA for months, telling my sisters and I, “Just wait until you taste their food. You’re gonna love it.” Despite the praise, which my […]

  • Dancing on a Cloud…of Relationships

    Dancing on a Cloud. It’s not what I’m actually doing, just the name of the tea I’m drinking; and how I feel after spending a few weeks wrapping gifts, eating good food, reliving past times, and driving the open road. And though I love being home in Arizona, there’s a certain euphoria to zipping my jacket all the way […]

  • Sunshine Award

    I owe a heartfelt thanks to Sliced Science for nominating my blog for the Sunshine Award! I came across Sliced during some late night browsing, and found myself hooked by the scientific slant to every topic you can imagine, from food to 3-D movies. Take some time to visit Sliced Science. Not only will you learn something […]

  • And the Winner Is…..

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Truth or Fiction Tuesdays Short Story Series! The votes have been tallied and a random winner has been electronically selected. Before I announce the lucky winner, here are the results of each story in order of appearance: Eyewitness Testimony: Fiction Starting Over: Fiction The Atheists, The Agnostic, […]

  • Angel with a Gun – Truth or Fiction Story 7

    We’ve reached the last installment of Truth or Fiction Tuesdays! If you’re new to the series and would like to participate in the giveaway click here for more information. Angel with a Gun “Don’t worry, okay,” Kenny said, “Rod knows what he’s doing. We’ve done it before.” Sienna threw him a sideways glance then looked again […]

  • The Receipt–Truth or Fiction Story 6

    It’s almost Truth or Fiction Tuesday! And because tomorrow is election day, I am posting the story early and making it an even shorter read. Hope you enjoy… Oh, and make sure you get out and vote! Seventeen dollars and thirty-two cents. That’s how much Naira had to her name before she deposited her weekly […]

  • Newly Wed and Hostile – Truth or Fiction Story 5

    It’s Truth or Fiction Tuesday! To be eligible to win the $25 Amazon gift card remember to cast your vote using the comments box. For detailed instructions click here. Don’t do it! Wisdom called to Tina like a patient friend, and other relevant sayings joined the chorus: “Two wrongs don’t make a right. Be the bigger […]

  • Deadly Intuition – Truth or Fiction Tuesday Story 4

    It’s Truth or Fiction Tuesday! To be eligible to win the $25 Amazon gift card remember to cast your vote using the comments box. For detailed instructions click here. The breeze blew by her with a carefree lilt in it. She tipped her face to the sky and smiled in response to the sun’s gentle warmth on her cheek. It […]