Madd’s Fictional Year In Review 2021

As we put the second COVID year to bed, everyone and their mother is doing a “Year In Review” so I figured why not be a literary lemming and follow suit? Submitted for your perusal are some of my blog posts from 2021 that might not have gotten the most views or “Likes” or inspired the most reader interaction, but they’re the stories I most enjoyed penning and sharing. Without further ado, here are


10. Tales From The Set: “Call My Ex, Please?” (a true story)

In which I revisit my days of being a background actor on the set of Grey’s Anatomy, where I encountered a perplexing being known to me as Okra Sex Smell Girl.

9. How I Spent My Summer Vacation

In which young Joanie Hayden recounts the events that occurred during her school break.

8. Challenge Accepted

In which a lesson is learned in the heeding of pick-up warning signs.

7. The Pier

In which a young man discovers that sometimes help doesn’t always come when you ask for it, but when you need it most.

6. Can You Meet My Conditions?

In which a potential suitor learns that some relationships require more effort than others.

5. The Strange Case of Wilhelmina Soames

In which we walk a mile in the shoes of the Mad Mother of Main Street.

4. Braiding Tales: We Built a World, Row by Row (a true story)

In which we find out that sometimes hair, tales, and friendships are woven at the same time.

3. The Widowmaker

In which I relay the story that came to me during my hospital stay after a heart attack.

2. First Saturdays

In which I reveal my not-so-secret addiction.

1. A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

In which the question is asked: What price would you pay, or be paid, to get a fresh start?


In closing, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who visited this blog, my little corner of the universe, in the past year, the lurkers, “Likers,” and commenters alike. Your participation helped me through a less than stellar year, so please join me in raising a glass to toast a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.