Sticks and Stones

How does the old saying go?  Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me?  Sounds legit, right?  Well, maybe.  Sticks and stones might put you in the hospital but words can destroy you. Words are so incredibly powerful that governments feel the need to control them.  People fight for their […]

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Lie To Me

I found this meme on my newsfeed on Facebook and it made me smile.  I smiled because I feel the opposite of the intent of this meme.  It doesn’t bother me one bit when people lie to me.  My pet peeve, however, are bad liars.  I hate being lied to when the person either has […]

Necessary Truth?

I found this meme on one of those pages where all they post are inspirational memes that are either things that people like to read but never practice, things you should have figured out by now or things that sound good at first but upon further reflection – are not. This meme is of the third […]

Confession Time

Has anyone else ever had one of those days where you woke up and immediately felt the onset of intense dislike?  For whatever reason, as soon as you open your eyes, you know it’s not a good day.  There has been no forecast of impending doom, no unusual activities you are dreading occurring today, no […]

Reality Rarely Makes Good Stories

As I was contemplating a plot of a new book I am just beginning to write, I had to once again ask myself – how will this end?  I am a pantser when it comes to writing, however, I do require an ending to the story to already be planned out because it helps guide […]

Be Noticed

The ability to stand out is a gift.  Even greater is knowing you have the ability and natural tendency to stand out.  Neither, however, compares to the knowledge of knowing when to stand out and when to sit down, shut up and pray to your maker that no one takes notice of your presence.

Three New Monuments: Day 20 July Blog Challenge

Day 20 of the July Blog Challenge: List 3 monuments you would like to see created.  I had to think about this one and narrow it down. There are a lot of monuments (although I’ll only list one for the purpose of this exercise) I’d like to see created that have to do with more […]

A-Z Challenge: W is for Whimper

“This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” Those are the last lines from T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men.”  The poem is from 1925.  Many believe the title orginates from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar or from Joseph Conrad’s character Kurtz in Heart of Darkness referred to as a “hollow sham” and “hollow at […]

No Link On This One

I just wanted to post that I have immensely enjoyed reading all of the a-z challenge posts I’ve found.  There are countless others I haven’t yet visited and I am certain would love.  I am finding many new blogs and websites through this challenge that I otherwise would have never encountered most likely. For those […]

Exciting New Contest on BiteMyBook!

Contest:  Compete for a chance to win an amazon gift card! Use the following sentence, “Looking at the reflection in the water of the man standing behind her, she…” as either the beginning or ending of your story. The topic of the story should be fear. *1000 word limit.  You do not have to use all 1000 words […]