Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hot Flash Momma Stories: Peters, Lehnhoff, and Todd

In Susan Peters’ humorous story “Naked Tennis at the White House Lodge” an adventuresome woman accepts a date with a man she meets on an Internet dating site. Steven invites her on a camping trip to a “clothing optional resort.” Hiding beneath big towels and staying in the deep end of the pool aren’t too bad, but how does one keep middle-age wobblies under control while bouncing around a tennis court?

About the Author Susan W. Peters grew up in Kansas and has recently returned to her Midwestern roots after many years working overseas. Her work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings, Writer’s Journal, and My First Year in the Classroom, and her poetry has won regional and national awards. She currently teaches at Johnson County (Kansas) Community College and is prose co-editor for Kansas City Voices.

Kim Lehnhoff’s story, “Women Seldom Behave Like Ladies on Ladies’ Night Out,” is a humorous adventure into the night life at the local sports bar. June’s stepdaughter, Ruth, decides that an evening of free drink, loud music, and dirty dancing is one way June could “get a life.” June is disappointed that the  crowd is much younger than the ones on the website and the shenigans going on around her are harder to swallow than the free drinks on ladies’ night.

About the Author: Kim Lehnhoff is a fifty-something wife, mom, stepmom, and grandma who has re-invented herself as she waits for this economy to create her next technical writing job. Kim likes blogging, reading, doing crossword puzzles and has re-discovered her love of cooking and baking, though she readily refers to herself as a Wilton cake decorating class dropout.

In “Mirror Image,” Sonia Todd gives a humorous reflection of how nervous a woman can be when she goes out on her first date in twenty years. She needs her daughter’s fashion advice to wear the right blouse, and the perfect shoes. The mother and daughter bond while they prepare Mom for her evening out on the town.

About the author: Sonia Todd is a member of two writing groups and ACW. She lives with her husband and two sons in Moscow, Idaho. She blogs at http://myfirstlaunch.blogspot.com.

Copyright © October 2010


  1. LOL, I couldn't remember for sure who June Freaking Cleaver was. I thought you were one of the authors. :)


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