Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature

Top Ten Reasons Why Students Need More Literature (Not Less) In uniquely powerful ways, literary study prepares students for richly rewarding and meaningful lives. No other reading experience or learning activity duplicates this preparation. 1. Imagination: Reading literature cultivates the imagination. That’s one reason why tyrants and dictators hate literature, banning or strictly controlling it. […]


Flash Fiction Challenge: Always the Quiet Ones

Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a story using the following line: “She was one of the quiet ones.” Try to stick to around 1000 words or less. Sarah leaned back against the crumbling wall of her apartment.  Dust and debris were released into the surrounding air and floated slowly, languidly down, down, down to the floor.  […]

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!!

I was nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Kristen at Random Musings from the KristenHead .  This is my first time being nominated for this award and I couldn’t be happier.  I finally feel like people are reading my posts and that makes me smile.  I’m thrilled some found them inspiring.  Check out my original […]

Fifty Nine Cent Thursday

By JccKeith I have been sitting around for a few hours now – alright who are we kidding – I have been sitting around all day as I have a tendency to do just that.  During these lounging hours I have been hard at work.  Some of the time I was sleeping because dreaming is […]

Ending to Distant Episode of Rogue Mission

“Saissae,” Tenir’s mind silently called to his goddess. It was a natural instinct of his body to call for her aid in times of duress.  All Forlay held a connection to Saissae.  She would sweep in to save them in times of trouble when the need was dire.  But on this occasion, Saissae was beyond […]

Book Reviewer Yellow Pages

This is a wonderful resource for any author or publisher that wants to get their book reviewed. There are hundreds of detailed listings, explaining each book reviewer’s preferred submission guidelines, contact information, turnaround time, and genre preferences. The book also includes a section in the back with author’s services, where an author can find an […]

Bits N Pieces Short Story Contest

BITS N PIECES CONTEST #2 Tuesday April 30- Monday May 13th Use the following sentence, “As he washed his blood from her shirt…” as either the beginning or ending of your story. The topic of the story should be horror. *1000 word limit.  You do not have to use all 1000 words but if you go over you […]

“X never, ever marks the spot.” – Indiana Jones in

“X never, ever marks the spot.” – Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade. This line is from the beginning of the movie when Jones is teaching a class and talking about what archaeology is.  He says if you want facts, look to archaeology.  If you want truth, the Dr. Tyree’s philosophy class is right down the hall.  He […]

A-Z Challenge: T is for Tenir Sansgarr

Tenir is a character you’ve most likely never heard of but should.  He is the hero.  He is handsome and he has his share of problems.  He gets his butt kicked from time to time. He is a Forlay so he is from one of the most powerful magic races in the Infinitum but he […]