A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever itContinue reading “Perseverant Purpose”
Freezing, numb, and trembling, in the deep-dark recess of the cave, she watched as the night dissolved to reveal first rays of the morning light. The flickers of light chased some of the sadness away, and was replaced with a glimmer of hope. She shuffled her nearly immobile and weakened limbs forward, easing out ofContinue reading “The Cave (Picture it & write)”
The girl was twelve and the boy just turned fourteen, when their mother was abruptly taken away. The two orphaned children, a brother and a sister were out wandering the shores of the ocean, hand-in-hand as they were stalked by an evil Enchantress, who recognized their internal powers and coveted them and contrived to take themContinue reading “Mother Cursed”
This is an amazing piece, I love it!
Are Your Blogging Goals Slipping? Help to Get Focussed.
Why didn’t anyone tell me the things I needed to know when I originally set this blog up? I’ve been posting here for 51+ days now, and my anxiety has been growing over each and every one of those days as the mass accumulation of clutter built up before my eyes on the home pageContinue reading “Tedious Tidying”
Justice and Mating Collides
Against the grain should be a way of life What’s worth the prize is always worth the fight Every second counts ‘cause there’s no second try So live like you’ll never live it twice Don’t take a free ride in your own life… …You know it’s never too late to shoot for the stars RegardlessContinue reading “Last day”
I discovered Steve’s weekly music challenge via suzie81 post this morning and I wanted to play. This was a fun way to shake off the stress of the workday. Admittedly, I do not have much music stored on the cloud or my iPhone, so keep this in mind when you get to the results. My randomness wasContinue reading “Steve’s Music Mix Challenge”
I’ve enjoyed the quiet sounds of the neighborhood while sitting out on the patio, getting words (+2k) on the page in between taking care of domestic responsibilities. Now I’m running out of juice (battery, energy, and wine), so it’s time to pack it up and call it a night and get things in order forContinue reading “Quiet Mine”
Okay it’s time to crunch some numbers and get a few words in today. Let’s see where did I leave off, hmmm? It is kind of hard to remember… after all, I am guilty of scene hopping it’s true. I have to flush out the scenes or polish them when they strike or IContinue reading “Cheers”
I’m so excited to see these two perform tonight, and I know it’s going to be a magical night because love is still heavy in the air. For your listening pleasure, here’s a live recording I found from two weeks ago, and if you ask me, Sting still kicks ass! Cheers, Kelly
Trudging along very, very slowly but making some progress when I can. Here is another snippet from Justice and Mating Collides. *** When he reached the open doorway to his office he found the source sitting next to his desk with her back toward him. The room was infused with her scent; it was overwhelmingContinue reading “First Encounters”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I wish there was a switch to turn the editing functions on and off because I swear to kingdom come; thy shall be done, as soon the editing unicorn comes and plants its ass on my keyboard. I can deal with the occasional crop dusting that comes out of its rear as it fly’s by,Continue reading “Buzz Kill”
She quickly took a mental inventory of everything stowed in her purse that could possibly be used as a weapon, and had nothing useful. If she whipped out a small bottle of perfume or a manicure set to ward off her stalker he would surely mock her. No, the perfume would only be an irritant.Continue reading “Pepper Spray”
Perched on a barstool, I focused on the two ice cubes in my 100 proof until they melted away and left me alone with my rambling thoughts and a watered down Scotch. Far off in the distance, I heard a steady rhythm that managed to pull me out of my reverie. It was a classicalContinue reading “Pierced Heart”
A crime scene shrouded in yellow tape Scars seal off my vision Like the doorway into your heart A chamber of emptiness Consisting of cold-darkness My voice echoes against the walls As I sought a way out of this blinding numbness Banging my bleeding hands against every barrier I pick at the scars along theContinue reading “Silence”
Excerpt from Justice and Mating Collides. Previously posted: chapter 1, part 1 In minutes, they were climbing the steep hill, hugging tight turns on a narrow road. They drove through a small village the length of a city block, where she spotted a café, mini-market, gas station, and a couple of pubs. A mile or soContinue reading “Extravagance”
He double-checked his list to make sure everything was covered and nothing forgotten. Satisfied with his preparations, he decided it was time to go pick up his date. He slid into the ebony leather seat of his Santorini black metallic Land Rover LR4. He pulled out his CD case, found Santana’s Supernatural, and popped itContinue reading “Justice and Mating Collides: Saturday Night Special (snippet)”
I need you beside me Every day and night I need you… To find me when I am lost, and Show me the way I need you… To say it’ll all be okay When hope has gone astray I need you… To be my hero, and Protect and shelter me from this world’s evil I needContinue reading “Simple Needs”
Come a little closer sugar Let’s get cozier on the sofa Lie back against my chest I bet you need a rest Let me feed you some cake It took me all day to bake Don’t rush this moment There you go, slowly take a bite Look at me when you swallow, and Tell meContinue reading “Sweet Death”
In case you missed it or were too inebriated when announced, U2 released their new single “Invisible,” and it’s free for Download and for every download Bank of America is donating $1 toward RED to fight AIDS. Hurry though you only have until 11:59 EST. Check it out it’s pretty cool and for aContinue reading “Hurry – Free U2 Music and fight AIDS”
He stood there frozen, in the small-darkened observation room, peering through the one-way glass into the interview room. His eyes were riveted to the victim where she sat alone, waiting, under the fluorescent lighting. Her petite body barely filled the chair she sat in. Shivering in an upright fetal position, legs drawn up onto theContinue reading “Justice and Mating Collides (Part 1 Sampling)”
This was really great, thanks! “…experimenting with his own life,” very profound. Look before you arrive.