Lucky Horseshoes

PART TWO. “It’s time for bed you two.” Aurora shouted from the kitchen. “Five more minutes.” Davey said, making a face as he pulled the covers up over his head.  “Please mom,” Ethan pleaded, “Grandpa’s telling us a story.”  Aurora was smiling at the doorway now, drying her hands and nodding permission. “OK, but lights […]

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Late Night Fiction #6

Franky with a “Y” For anyone just joining, this is an ongoing short story (that is slowly becoming long-er). It was written in my Creative Writing class a year ago, and I’m sharing (and editing) it now… just for fun. Scenes One through Four can be found HERE, in case you’d like to read them. […]

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Late Night Fiction #5

The beginning of this short story, which spans across several posts, has now been pieced together on one page. Scenes One, Two and Three can be read HERE. I’ll be adding the new scenes as well—once I’ve worked out any kinks—so by the time you read this the page may include this portion too. I […]

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Late Night Fiction #3

Chapter One Continued Asher stood frozen as questions flooded his mind. Was he going mad? Was it a dream? He pinched himself hard and yelped. Shards of glass crunched under his feet as his body shifted. With his eyes still glued to the window, he sidestepped to the broom closet. Suddenly something moved outside. It […]

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Late Night Fiction #2

Franky with a “Y” Continuing on with last night’s story… Chapter One: Scene Two Months later, and miles away, Asher struggled to assemble his router. He was ready to break his silence. He needed to make contact with someone, anyone, but who could he trust? Who would even believe him? The lights blinked as the […]

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Late Night Fiction

This is a wild experiment. I’ve been thinking about where I want to go with my writing, and it occurred to me that I could revisit a short story I wrote in my creative writing class about one year ago today. I’m NOT a writer of fiction, and don’t imagine myself going down that road, […]

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Mesmerized

Today is my experimental day. I finished my WordPress course and started another condensed class: Web Development II. That being said, I’m trying out a little CSS to create a border and padding around my image. What stinks is that I have no idea if it will work in the reader… I’m guessing that’s a […]

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Is Fear Surreal?

FEAR has Two Meanings: Forget Everything and Run… …or Face Everything and Rise. A quote by Zig Ziglar I think there may be a third option. Be still. Because maybe, like this woman seems to realize, there is nothing to fear—but fear itself. 🙂 Image created for Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Surreal

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The Rebel

Quietly I slip away Into the black and white. Cautiously Sparking palettes Waiting for colors to ignite. Weekend Writing Prompt #87: Ignite

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Wintertime

Leafless trees, A winter’s freeze, The sky is painted gray. Starry nights, And twinkling lights, The perfect holiday. Inspired by Word of the Day Challenge: Holiday

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A Reach Away

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. Maya Angelou I just wanted to do something new and unusual today… I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend!Peace & Love,—Janet

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Pie in the Sky

Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for? Robert Browning

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A Song in my Soul

What I have in my heart and soul — must find a way out. That’s the reason for music. Ludwig van Beethoven Today has been such a good day! It felt like there was a little celebration going on inside of my soul, and I wanted to burst out in song! Believe it or not, […]

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Phantom of the Harbor

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau

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A Little Moonshine

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou I used another cloud image taken the other day, and the moon I’ve used here was a shot taken in April—when we had the full pink moon. On another note, I’m reading […]

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Magic Lights

Whew! Too much caffeine today and I can’t sleep! I’ve been wanting to do something with the lights that we have in the back because they’re fairly transparent. I’m always seeing things through them; leaves, clouds—things like that. My grandson worked perfect for it. It’s supposed to be magical—but I think it borders on nightmarish. Not intentionally, mind […]

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Childlike Dreams

This started with a water feature that we saw at the Museum of Art, in Phoenix. The tree made me think of my grandson, and how he loves climbing, so I brought him in and had some fun with it. It made me wonder if his dreams look like that.

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