parallels

There was a time in my life (which, to be honest - sometimes feels like a different lifetime), when I watched a lot of TV. Really, it was entirely too much TV. But I digress... Anyway, during this time, I watched this one-off episode on NatGeo or the History Channel on parallel universes. And at the … Continue reading parallels

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Two tickets to paradise

For the first time in over two years, I'm going on a real vacation.  I'm excited, but I'm also really nervous... Excited because, well, who isn't excited to have a vacation from the every day grind of work (and school, for me) and responsibility? Nervous because...I'm not traveling alone.  It's the first time in over … Continue reading Two tickets to paradise

Flash Fiction – Time’s Echo

I have a collection of notebooks that I've scribbled in over the years.  Some of it is just silliness, but other pieces are surprisingly okay.  Here's a  piece of flash fiction I wrote awhile ago and later updated. As I've said before, there are some things (and some people), you never stop writing about.  Some of … Continue reading Flash Fiction – Time’s Echo

Summer Music Series VI

Alright, alright.  Summer is almost over, but not quite yet.  Some kids may have started school (my grad school classes are going into their 3rd week, ugh), but everyone knows that summer is not officially over until the last night of Labor Day weekend. So let's go on a drive, crew.  It's still warm enough … Continue reading Summer Music Series VI

Quotable Thursdays

When I was going through my divorce (mostly last year), I felt like I had wasted so much of my time with my ex...especially since things didn't work out and that I was missing out on my true self, my true destiny, and my true calling. And I'm sure I'm not the only person who sometimes … Continue reading Quotable Thursdays

Packs, support groups, beta readers, and drinking buddies

(The importance of finding your own "writer's pack.") I began my writing journey when I was in the fourth grade and teachers would assign writing exercises  - you remember, don't you? The ones where they give you a topic, like going to the moon, and you got to fill in all of the blanks?   Oh, after just … Continue reading Packs, support groups, beta readers, and drinking buddies

Summer Music Series – V

Summer Music Series (Episode V) I sing in the car, I can't help it.  I mean, I can help it..it is possible - if it's a really short trip or if we're still in that part of our relationship where I'm nervous of what you'll think of my singing.  But otherwise, I'm singing along (loudly) … Continue reading Summer Music Series – V

R is for Rubes – A to Z (WR)

For the A to Z challenge, I've been examining different types of characters from books, movies, and television. Perhaps one of the most endearing aspects of reading about a character is seeing a little bit of yourself or someone you care about within them.  It's not a Mary Sue for the reader, but in many … Continue reading R is for Rubes – A to Z (WR)

Outrunning the bitterness

Life always has its challenges.  Big and small storms that can, if you let them, turn your outlook from sweet to bitter. Divorce (my most recent storm) is definitely one of life's challenges that can be thrown your way.  But how do you stop the terrible things in life from pushing you into bitterness? Well, I'd … Continue reading Outrunning the bitterness