50 Word Friday #3: The Pool part 1

The chlorine smell hits me as I open the door to the pool. There are times when the smell and the sight of swimmers act like a challenge. They push me even as they take away my stress. I grow restless. I’m ready to do better than I did yesterday.  

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Taking a personal day. Posts to resume on Friday.

Hi everyone. As much as I would have liked to post today my family and I have been dealing with some rather serious health issues, and I felt the need to take a personal day. I wish it hadn’t landed on the day I usually post, but I’ve honestly had a hard time keeping track […]

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Returning home for that spark

Sometimes it takes returning to where things started. When it comes to medical issues with my family it tends to always get worse before it gets better, so I find myself home for the foreseeable future. Although I wish it could be under better circumstances I find that words are coming to me in a way […]

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Flash fiction #1: Windchimes

Wind chimes are meant to be joyful. They always come in bright colors, mimic leaves or butterflies, and tinkle lightly in the breeze. I love them for another reason. When I hear them I imagine that I can already smell the gathering storm on the horizon. I look for it. Yearn for it. The chime […]

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Writing is not the most important thing.

This post is going to be short. Between Hurricane Irma threatening our power last week and an emergency with a sick family member this week, I wanted to do a friendly PSA: writing is important, but it is not the most important thing. Life is going to get in the way, and you will know […]

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Don’t be a cactus when people critique your work.

Now, bear with me here because I know that title is weird. I’ve discussed writing when you’re alone and scribbling away, but I haven’t talked about what happens when you finally hand over that draft that you’ve been working on. It is in my humble experience that a critique of your work is never going […]

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I do not write to escape

There are some people who write to escape the stresses of everyday life. I am not one. Publishes authors, and even people who journal or write for a hobby sometimes say that writing is their way of escaping. It is where they turn when everything else seems to be too much. I am not that […]

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Pondering from a moon child

You won’t see this post until the sun is already up, but it’s dark as I write. I have always been in love with the moon. Even now it is my friend when sleep seems like a dream far away. Perhaps it is the silence. Perhaps it is the seduction of being all alone, and […]

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Have you read?… The Golden Compass (#1)

I just decided to make this a series. Literally, as I was typing the title I thought, “now this would make a good, weekly post”. Now that I’m thinking on it further I’m not sure that I can do a book review a week. I can, but I might drive myself mad doing so, so maybe […]

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