My Chocolate Story

Welcome friendly readers! My name is Laurie and I'd like to acquaint you to my writing space where I share short stories, inspirational tidbits, reflective life stories and, to be honest, stuff you never thought you needed to know!  

I live in Minnesota ~ Bold North Country ~ if you're not familiar with our state...and some might think, but it's just not true...we're not in a continuously frozen tundra. However, at least a good 3 months out of the year most of us grow snot icicles from our noses and the hair on our forearms thicken. Ha! 

Also, we're ranked #1 as the worst and most miserable state for the winter season, but on numerous occasions, Minnesota has made the list as one of the best states to live. All of this, of course, is something us Minnesotans are very proud to endure and embrace. If you find this interesting, you might like to read more of my Minnesota stories here at this link.

So, now that I’m an empty-nester with my daughter and son out finding their own place in the world, I'm realizing I'm knee deep in my midlife years and feel it’s time to get out there and start doing more “me” stuff!

After all these years, I've discovered that writing is a great creative and therapeutic outlet for me where I can turn my quirky humor and imagination into stories and then share on this website.  Recently, writing short fiction stories has been a new challenge for me and I share those here at short fiction stories

I'm also thrilled that I've had my writing published on other literary sites - Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, Two Drops of Ink and Midlife Boulevard. And, especially thrilled to be a contributing author in the book, Feisty After 45. More info on the book can be found at this Amazon link.

Food, wine, laughter, the theater, my family and, of course, chocolate are a few of my favorite things! Also, I love to be inspired by other people's writing and enjoy good motivational or humorous quotes.

In fact, it was a little quote inside a wrapper of a "Dove" square of chocolate that gave me the inspiration to continue with my writing. The timing of this message "You're Right Where You're Supposed To Be," seemed fitting and along with my love for chocolate is how the blog name was created. 

You can be certain I'll always be writing under the influence of chocolate and will continue to indulge in the 'write' stuff. 
"A writer is building sand castles with words." 

Ten things you may not care to know about me, but I'll tell you anyway:

  1. I'm an only child. Contrary to typical beliefs, I was not spoiled as a child.  But, I am protective of "my" stuff and sharing it is a work in progress.
  2. I lost my first tooth eating a bologna sandwich and swallowed it. I don't recall, but I think the tooth fairy still rewarded me.
  3. I played the violin for 4 years in school and now I can't play a lick of it. Deep down I'm very jealous of musicians.
  4. It doesn't take much to make me laugh. Of course, it needs to be funny.
  5. I have 3 nipples.  Kidding...just making sure your paying attention.
  6. When I was pregnant, I was told I was having a girl, then at the time of delivery, a boy arrived instead. It was a treasured moment.
  7. I wrote my first comedy sketch in 5th grade for a Halloween talent show.  It was called, Igor and Witchy-Poo.  I played Igor. We did not win, but it got plenty of laughs!
  8. I was 47 years old when I had my second acting venture in a play. My role was a single pregnant woman. The experience gave me new courage!
  9. I learned to write in calligraphy and wrote a poem to my parents on my wedding day.  They framed it.  I swear I'm not spoiled!
  10. No one ever, ever touches my feet, but you can touch my heart with chocolate.

Bringing ~ Laughter * Inspiration * Ideas ~ to you is why I write here at A Square Of Chocolate.  To stay in touch and to receive new stories as they are posted, please subscribe to my blog in the right sidebar or at the bottom of the blog page.  Subscribing doesn’t cost a thing and new posts arrive in your email, so you never miss a square or a smile.  After all, a smile is free and it’s your best feature! 

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I’ve included links below to some of my favorite stories.  Free tonight?  Pour a cuppa or a glass of wine, get comfy and check out a few of these to get you warmed up.

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"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun."  
~ Mary Poppins

"A little nonsense now & then is relished by the wisest men."  
~ Willy Wonka


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  1. Great to connect, Laurie. Thx for finding me on Twitter! We have a lot in common by the sounds of it! I look forward to getting to know you better via our sites and tweets!

  2. I enjoyed your little biography. However, my heart skipped a beat at #5. Love your sense of humor, Laurie, so keep on writing. And yes, I think you are in the "Right Place" at this time. Love you.

    1. Yes, #5 Haha! Well you know I have to make sure and get a giggle where I can. Thank you always for the encouragement. Returning the love and a hug :)


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