Creative Writing

The Snarky Social Media Fan

August 5, 2014

Are social media fans different from flesh and blood? Popular author, Nora Roberts, has seen a difference. The author has a Facebook page for her Nora Roberts books and her futuristic detective series, penned under the pseudonym, J.D. Robb. Recently, the comments got rather nasty. Or so I hear as I did not see the actual comments. […]

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The Positive Pursuit

July 9, 2014

The pursuit of all things positive is strewn with obstacles. Really bad customer service Stressed-out family and friends A history of bad experiences Even the most committed Pollyanna-types buckle under the onslaught. Breathe. Just breathe. Close your eyes and listen. Peaceful Pleasure When negativity screeches its ugly sound, picture a dart toss. Pop the plaintive pause Blast […]

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Creative Copy Challenge: Again

June 25, 2014

And the obsession lives on. Thank goodness. Below is my latest submission to Creative Copy Challenge, a writing prompts site I love. The challenge words are in bold. Creative Copy Challenge #341 Jennifer watched the moisture run down the cocktail glass like a silent tear against the cheek of her soul. Depression was a physical weight she […]

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Creative Copy Challenge is Back

June 6, 2014

I’m doing cartwheels because Creative Copy Challenge is back! Creative Copy Challenge (or CCC) is a writing prompt site and the brainchild of Shane Arthur, editor extraordinaire. And all-around nice guy. This blog has CCC sprinklings throughout. The management of the site that attracts an international audience is a huge undertaking. Shane was a master […]

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Solitude of Silence

May 8, 2014

We interrupt this blog for a little creative (hopefully) writing. Solitude of Silence Seek the solitude of silence, muted  in a world of screaming sound Silence with its own sound, beneath an echoing journey of time Elusive, hidden, forgotten − wrapped in a comforting embrace Silence seeking its own time, removed from all it surrounds Do you hear it? Feel it? Will you […]

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Early Signs of Spring

April 11, 2014

I love early signs of Spring. Shoots blossoming color Trees budding life Soft breezes waving Our tulips and daffodils still struggle to flower. Although neighbors offer visual hope for ours. The early morning hours still bring close to freezing temperatures. Can you blame the flowers for wanting to stay wrapped in leaves of warmth? Outside my […]

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The Power of Words

March 20, 2014

It has been awhile since I tried my hand at creative writing. I blame it on the loss of Creative Copy Challenge. Thank you for allowing me this moment of departure. Word Power Words are powerful Words connect us Alienate Inspire Defeat us We fight them Embrace them And look to unmask them We use […]

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Creative Copy Challenge – An End of an Era

June 13, 2013

Those of you who follow this blog know about my love of Creative Copy Challenge (CCC). CCC is a writing prompt blog. Twice a week, blog owner Shane Arthur (and guest word-selectors) post 10 words or phrases. From those, you create a story, poem or whatever creative form you’d like. I marveled at how Shane responded […]

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Dark Fun at Creative Copy Challenge

May 15, 2013

I’m not sure what it is about Creative Copy Challenge (CCC) that brings out the dark side of my creative writing. It’s a good thing it stays there. If you don’t know, CCC is a word prompt site that helps keep the creative juices flowing. I love it. The following is my latest entry of dark fun […]

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Latest Creative Copy Challenge

April 14, 2013

If you follow me at all, you know I love Creative Copy Challenge (CCC). CCC is a word prompt site to keep the creative juices flowing. The following is my latest entry to CCC. Creative Copy Challenge #323 The words in Bold are the challenge words you need to use in some creative form. Why not try […]

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