To All Who Read My Blog by P.S. Joshi (Suzanne)



Photo Copyright: Fatima Fakier Deria



Today I’ve written a type of farewell letter, at least for now. To read this and the other stories on Rochelle’s blog just follow the link below and the directions given after that. The above photo is from Fatima Fakier Deria. Thanks Fatima.

To All Who Read My Blog by P.S. Joshi (Suzanne)

1 November 2019


Hello Everyone:

I’ve really enjoyed blogging, especially writing the little flash fiction stories. Now I have a problem. Last Monday, on the 21st of October, 2019, the doctor came to my flat, took a look at my right leg and told me she wanted me in the hospital for tests and to stay for treatment. I was admitted the next day, Tuesday the 22nd I went and ended up spending seven days being pumped full of antibiotics. My right foot was swollen and there was an area of red running halfway up my leg. When the report came back I understood the seriousness of the problem when the word “septic” was used. In other words, I could have lost my leg.

I’m now home, but directions were given for me to rest and sleep with my feet above my heart. I can spend very little time sitting at the computer or I was told the swelling could come back and the same problem. No way do I want to repeat that hospital stay and the meds. I was just fortunate I made it in time and they could heal me. I’d advise anyone with a problem like mine, not to wait but to get medical advice as soon as possible.

I’m also posting this on Rochelle’s blog and I want all there to know how much I enjoyed writing the stories and posting them there. All the best to Rochelle and all the writers.   Suzanne Joshi



Wild Wales

A review of “Wild Wales”

Walking the Old Ways

I’ve read and re-read Wild Wales many times. It remains for me the most evocative travel book ever written, and brings us closer to the real George Borrow than any of his other works.511oFOKi1rL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Wild Wales gives a stunning picture of how Wales would have been in 1854, not just the topography but the industrial and social conditions. But it is the pen-portraits of the people Borrow meets that lifts this way above the average travel memoir.

Along the way we find out a great deal about Welsh poets, a considerable amount about the medieval history of Wales.

Fascinating that at the time Borrow walked through Wales there were swathes of the population who didn’t speak English. Happily, Borrow spoke sufficient Welsh to bring these folk to life as well.

All of George Borrow’s books are well worth reading – he’s the most unfairly neglected of Victorian writers.

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Like Ruth


Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Here we are again and this week we’re gathered on a street in Jerusalem. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Rochelle. Thanks, Rochelle. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions.

18 October 2019

Genre: Human Interest/ Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

Like Ruth by P.S. Joshi


Doris, her husband, and their small son had lived with her mother-in-law Marion for several years. Now John had been killed in an accident and her job wasn’t bringing in enough money. One day Marion came to her.

“Doris, my widowed brother in Chicago would like to have us come and live with him. He has a large house and is lonesome all alone.”

Doris thought of the story of Ruth and Naomi in her Bible.

     For, where you go, there I shall go, where you live, there I shall live…

She hugged Marion.

“Yes, Mom, we’ll go with you.”


Some of the Friday Fictioneers were curious about my daughter’s wedding. I’m enclosing photos taken at the wedding reception.



The wedding photos were taken by

Sayjal also recently got a part in the popular weekly serial “Empire”. She’s not in every episode but was in the first one and recently in a fourth one. She plays the part of an agent for the main character Cookie Lyons played by the movie and TV star Taraji P. Henson. For those of you who receive my Facebook page, there is an Instagram scene on it. If you click on the scene, it will take you to the Instagram location for EmpireFox where you can click again and watch the scene. Thanks for the interest, Suzanne.