Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Continued Celebration of National Poetry Month with Trish Hubschman author of the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series and Gayle’s Tales #Inspiration, #WritingPrompts

Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Continued Celebration of National Poetry Month with Trish Hubschman author of the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series and Gayle’s Tales #Inspiration, #WritingPrompts

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Sips of Wine from the Grapevine

Patty L. Fletcher

Wednesday April 10, 2024

Moon Phase Waxing Crescent

Hello, Everyone.

I hope this posting of spring finds you well.

Today, I’m pleased and privileged to feature more poetry by Trish Hubschman, author of the Tracy Gayle Mystery Series and Gayle’s Tales.

Not long ago, we saw Trish Hubschman and Abbie Johnson Taylor in The Weekly Avocet 591.

Their poetry was spectacular.

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Also, while digging through my blog archives, I found other works by Trish and other poetic friends.

Click here to enjoy a favorite link of the week.

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Today, continuing the fun and creative celebration of National Poetry Month Trish Hubschman has been participating by collaborating on poetry with a group of her writerly friends.

Here are some of her works.

Day 3


By Trish Hubschman author of the Tracy Gayle Series and Gayle’s Tales

As mentioned above, Trish is observing #NationalPoetryMonth with her writerly friends.

She’s using prompts to encourage her poetic muse.

Here are poems from day three.


By Trish Hubschman

He wanted to move to a different house,

In a different town.

We were still going to be on long Island.

I was okay with that,

Moving, even an hour away, was rough.

We did it.

Ten years later,

Retired now,

He wanted to move to Pennsylvania.

That was harder.

It was a bigger house, two levels, stairs,

Difficult to navigate.

But we did it.

The pandemic hit.

Made living in PA so much harder.

Four years later,

We moved to South Carolina.

We found our dreamhouse.

We’re happy.

. .


It was the four of us, at home,

Me, Kevin and the two dogs.

Hope and Charlie were having fun,

Going out in the early storm.

The news said it would get worse.

But it wasn’t as yet,

So, we let the dogs out

And they had fun.

But as the day progressed,

The storm grew stronger, fiercer.

By dinner’s end,

We couldn’t let them out anymore.

We considered going into the basement,

But there was no door,

And the dogs wouldn’t stay down there.

We sat in the living room,

All four of us,

Holding the leashes.

The dogs wanted to go to bed.

I was sleepy too.

If a tree fell on the house

I wouldn’t know it anyway.

So, we went to bed,

And slept contently.

And the next morning we woke

And the house still stood.

We were very lucky.

Most of Long Island was not.

Day Owl

By Trish Hubschman

Day 7

I dare to be different.

But that’s okay.

I hang out during daylight,

Perch on tree branches or fences,

And hoot away.

While at night,

When it is dark,

Unlike the rest of my owl crew,

I sleep.

I’ve made a lot of tweeting bird friends,

Who are on daytime shift too.

Most do not understand

How an owl,

Supposed to do his call at night,

Does things the reverse way,

But I tell them,

Simple as can be,

I dare to be different.

AD: Gayle’s Tales
By Trish Hubschman

Cover of Gayle's Tales: Tracy Gayle Mysteries.
The cover is in a sepia color wash and features a cabin like hours as the subject. The front of the house features an A shaped roof over the front door and another one above the main part of the house. There is one window at the top of the main house. In front of the house is a large bush, obscuring much of the lower part of the house. The title is featured above the house is a lighter yellow font and the author's name - Trish Hubschman - is at the bottom of the cover in black font with a light yellow highlighted shadow.

Copyright December 23, 2022

The book is for sale from Smashwords (e-book only) and from Amazon in e-book ($3.99),

paperback ($8.50), and hardcover ($16.50).

175 pages in print.


Gayle’s Tales is a collection of Tracy Gayle mystery short stories.

Everyone’s favorite couple, Tracy and Danny, are still going strong, romantically and professionally, rocking and rolling and solving crimes.

Tracy has to locate missing persons who vanished decades earlier. She gets tangled in murder investigations she hadn’t anticipated. She digs into a coal mining town that’s been uninhabited for 40 years and discovers secrets and skeletons. In the end, she brings long–lost family members and friends back into each other’s arms and lives.

Through all this, she and Danny are planning their wedding extravaganza at the Plaza Hotel in

New York City. Tracy narrates her own adventures in these tales, as she does in the books.

About the author

Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle’s Tales.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a bachelor’s degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in South Carolina with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Henry.

Visit Trish on her Website here.

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Thanks for dropping into Patty’s worlds today. Please come back often.



  1. Trish Hubschman Reply
    April 10, 2024

    I gave he prompts for Day 8, H. I was on solar eclipse day. I wrote a poem about the eclipse. I also wrote a poem about the previous friday’s earthquake in NY, NJ and PA. I love writing poetry, as much as I do Danny and Tracy.

  2. Your poems are great.
    All will be shared. Not everything gets onto the blog, I use work in other places too. You’re always mentioned or tagged everywhere your work is shared. Just watch for those in your FB notifications.

  3. Thank you, Patty, for mentioning me. Trish, I enjoyed reading your poems again.

    1. Hello, Abbie.
      You’re welcome for the mention. Thanks for dropping by the post today.

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