Sharon Watts Writes

when pictures fail me…

Category Archives: Essay

October Memories

I had to look up the date again. And decided to post this, written in 2005. ***** Every year, the beginning of October forces me to recall the exact dates … Continue reading

October 2, 2022 · 2 Comments

R.I.P. Dianne

“Guess who died.” A statement, not a question, from Dianne, that I got every week. She was already “on it”— hours, or even minutes, hot off the presses. Then a … Continue reading

July 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Bert Sommer in Brockport (“it was the ’70s”) . . . and a bit of my M.O.)

I am casting a net—hoping to pull in a catch of informed insights, quirky anecdotes, and pithy quotes from people I have never met. Telescoping back more than fifty years—and … Continue reading

September 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Special Delivery

I opened my front door to see the familiar arrow swooshing toward me on a sizable box, as a question mark thought-bubble rose to meet the falling autumn leaves. I … Continue reading

June 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

This End Up – a poem

You once told me you’d end up in a cardboard refrigerator box under an overpass. “Oh Neil” I laughed. You loved to make me laugh.   You tucked me in … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · 2 Comments