Category Archives: writing

A tale of exasperation

My life in a 50-word story. Watch to the end to see a guest appearance.

My life with my cats is always interesting, fun, and yes, sometimes exasperating.

They give me more writing subjects, which is better than being given a dead mouse.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Fun with a 50-word story

Don’t have time to listen to a whole book? Hopefully, you’ll have time to listen to another of my 50-word stories.

I’m happy when a subject jumps out at me as this one did. Now I have to do some real thinking as it’s time for me to write another column for the Wisconsin State Farmer. Those run about 650 words.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

A little entertainment

Here’s a very short 50-word story for you today.

Writing even a little keeps my mind active.

The birds are thankful for the seeds I give them. My cats are happy I feed the birds.

Have a great day and stay safe.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

A 50-word story about a kitten

I’m doing a microphone check today. It was a Christmas gift so I had to give it a try.

The story is about Barn-E, not Car-E.

Sorry, Barn-E. You are the rescued kitten in this story. A slip of the tongue.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Charlie goes sledding

Reading Part 2 of Chapter One of Chicken Charlie’s Year.

Sledding can be fun, but not for Charlie this time.

Many of the stories of this novel had origins in my dad’s stories, but not this one.

My sister Karen was the one who slid down on her butt, being pulled by her tights that were caught on the sled runner. That day was Karen’s birthday. We were pulling sleds down the back road with our horses. I was riding Goldy with a rope leading to a sled. Our cousin was on her horse, pulling another sled. Poor Karen walked home through the fields, hiding her ripped pants with her coat.

Many real happenings were used in this novel. Names were changed to protect the innocent and to make a better story.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2021 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.