Anne Peterson

I write stories and goosebump poetry

I’m Sorry God (FmF)

(Five minute Friday. Linking with Lisa Jo Baker. Prompt: Worship)   God, it’s me, your daughter. And I have a confession to make. I’ve been sharing my worship with another. Well, actually more than one. Yes, I’ve come and sat with others on Sundays to worship you. But I didn’t come with a single heart. It was […]

“Stay on the Phone.”

I’ve spent a lot of my life in the in-between. I should have a Master’s degree in waiting. My sister disappeared in 1982. We are still  waiting for some answers. And though I’ve read books on the subject of waiting, none have taught me the value of it. Until now. In his book, In-Between, Jeff […]

Where I Belong (FmF)

Time for Five minute Friday, linking with Lisa Jo Baker. Write for five minutes. Post without editing. Prompt: Belong We spend our lives looking for it. Starting from the time we’re little ones. Going to school, sizing up everyone around. We become friends with those who are like us. We marry someone who accepts us. […]

The Day I Knew I was a Writer

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons This post is my entry in the “Writing Contest: You Are A Writer” held by  Positive Writer. We were so excited. Mom called upstairs to us,“Thea Tula is here!” We loved going to our aunt’s house. I’d run to her TV room first thing. There in a tall bookcase, I’d find […]

I Wish They Were Wrong

Photo courtesy Creative Commons They had to be wrong. People were always telling me how unsafe it was in Chicago. Here I was, my early 20’s, standing on an El platform. Everything was fine. I was going home by myself. I was safe. No one was bothering me. I did see a guy standing on […]

39 cents

Photo courtesy of Jessica Peterson. It’s not about the lettuce. It started out like any other day. I worked in a small National Tea Grocery store. It was Friday and the store was pretty full. The time would go pretty fast and I was okay with that. Once in a while, there would be a […]

God’s Melody (Five minute Friday)

Time for Five minute Friday, linking with Lisa Jo Baker. Write for five minutes. Post without editing. Word: rhythm I watch her breathing. In and out. Her little chest going up and down. And I know who started this life. Who fashioned each part. It was the same one who fashioned her father. The same one […]

Do you Have a Story of Domestic Violence?

  It was September 1982 when my sister, Peggy Gollias Dianovsky disappeared never to be seen again. She was the victim of domestic violence. I am giving my sister a voice by writing a book about domestic violence. In my book entitled,  Broken, I will tell her story. Maybe you have a story too. If […]

Imagine That (FmF)

Imagine what it will be like when we open our eyes and see clearly for the very first time. When all around are those we love who went before us. There at the table people are laughing and smiling bigger than ever. And as you stand there with your mouth gaped open you see him. […]

When you Can’t see Another View

(I’m hooking up with Lisa Jo Baker for Five minute Friday. The word: view) My shifter was broken. It wasn’t that I wouldn’t look at things a different way. I couldn’t. The freedom I felt when I left that office. You’ll never know. My husband used to tell me in our conversations, “Anne sometimes it’s like […]