Categories
A day in the life

Tautology

Not a Fancy Name for Teasing As an author there are some things that I must watch out for in my writing. Repetition, characters who make no sense, and plot drift among other. Unintentionally saying the same thing twice in a different way in one sentence is called tautology. A tautology is an expression or […]

Categories
To Read To Think

Gatekeepers

Throughout history, Gatekeepers were an important part of society. Cities built walls around themselves to protect them from animals and enemies who would destroy the city. It was the Gatekeepers who were placed at the gates to protect the door who were the first line of defense for these towns and cities. In modern days […]

Categories
To Think

Beta Readers

I saw this link on the Facebook page and went to read it. This article has excellent information on when to use Beta Reader advice and when to ignore it. I have not utilized many Beta Readers in my short career but I have used a few. My biggest issue is that I am a […]

Categories
To Read To Think

Promises

When someone made promises, most often politicians on TV, that were baseless and unable to be kept, my mother would reply with “Promises, Promises”. Even as a small child I knew that meant she had no expectation of that promise being kept. Making empty promises is the action of people who say whatever needs to […]

Categories
Short Stories To Read

The Waiting Room

The prompt for Writer’s Club this month is the waiting room. I am very proud that I didn’t wait to write this story. Usually, it’s an hour before the club meets and then I just jot something down. However, this prompt immediately gave me an idea. Most likely, it was one of those things that […]

Categories
Short Stories To Read

Writers Club

The prompt was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” The prompt was perhaps suggested by Juneteenth and the actor Sidney Poitier’s recent death. The prompts are set by the group at the beginning of the year. The actor died on January 6, 2022. Of course, many people think of the movie “Guess who’s coming to dinner”* […]

Categories
A day in the life

Are You Happy?

Tell Your Face I have been practicing smiling. Usually in the car. It takes a least 30 minutes to get anywhere from my small town so I spend that time smiling. They say that it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown but if that is true then why does my face hurt if […]

Categories
To Read

Horrible Joy

and the Day of Happiness Horrible Joy was the smallest person in the school. She was also the only one with red hair and lots of freckles. Horrible Joy hated most things about school. Waiting in line, all she saw was the butts of her classmates. At lunchtime, she had to sit on a tall […]

Categories
A day in the life

April

The First Month With 30 Days The month of April is said to bring the rains in order to have flowers in May. It is our first real taste of springtime and it is glorious. We have already had a few beautiful perfect temperature sunny days. It is sometimes hard to remember that we are […]

Categories
To Read

Wee Folk

Around The World in Dimintuative form Wee Folk, leprechauns, elves, Menehune, are some of the names used for the small magical, imaginary beings that are sometimes helpful and sometimes mischievous. There are those who say they are part of the Fairie folk and are as real as me and you. Maybe. Many cultures have the […]