• Poetry,  Uncategorized

    It’s Been A While, Hasn’t It?

    I am still here, slowly recharging my soul. This is for you. Dancing Stars By Jesi Scott   If you love her make her shine. Make her glow where all can see. For star she was and star she is, and star she will always be.   Make her shine bright as the moon, bright as the moon at sea. For love will do as love has done for all eternity.   And in the end she’ll know your love was her’s with certainty. So make her shine, Make her glow, And she’ll love fearlessly.     00

  • Writing

    Where Fascination Leads

    Have I ever mentioned how big a horror fan I’m not? Seriously, I’m not into that kind of thing. I’ve never seen Hellraiser, or the Jason movies, nor any of the more recent horror series like Saw or Insidious. I have seen Nightmare On Elm Street, though (the first and third one). The first one was awesome even if it did freak me out about baths and swimming pools for a long time. I even remember the first scary movie I saw. It was Jaws. Yep. I still remember seeing that damn shark eat people. I don’t remember how old I was when I saw it, but I was young…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Happy Accidents

    So, I got my hands on a copy of Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman today. I’ll let you know what I think when I’m done. Actually, it was kind of an accident I think. I had only just this weekend put my name on the hold list for this book and I know it’s a long list. Well, maybe it’s not as long as I thought because I got the email late last night that it was in and being held for me. Yay! Happy accidents. I love them. They brighten up a gloomy day, and believe me, today it’s storming, literally and figuratively (Just hormones, nothing serious). I really…

  • Blog,  books,  Monday's Muse,  Poetry,  Writing

    Monday’s Muse: When Life Gives You Lemons

    Today begins that annual event that makes childish hearts beat fast with joy and glee. At the same time parents cringe and begin planning things so that these same children will not drive said parents crazy with choruses of “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” for the following week. Yes, I am talking about Spring Break. And guess what. It’s raining today. Not that I’m all that surprised by that. To be honest, today’s rain is just an extension of a really terrible weekend. It’s as if it were our turn to have Charlie Brown’s rain cloud settle on us. Nothing really went well. Everyone took turns being irritable and…

  • Uncategorized

    RE: Feminism and Gender Equality

    On Sunday, my friend CJ wrote on her blog about gender equality and the He For She Movement. (Click on those to be taken to the relative links.)This was in response to Emma Watson’s speech for the movement at the UN. I wanted to respond immediately but was unable to because I have been down and out with some sinus bug that seemed to act like the flu. I’m good now, thank you, and ready to write the post I have been wanting to write since reading CJ’s. This is actually an issue I have felt strongly about since my teens. I was and am a feminist, and I am…

  • Poetry,  Writing

    Lots of Writing Here

    The last 24 hours has actually seen quite a bit of writing going on. I started reading Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, and something I read in there sparked an idea. I started a story a little while ago that I titled The Faerie’s Tale. I posted a snippet of it for you readers and I uploaded it to my writing group. After listening to their critiques I came to the conclusion that I wanted to continue the story and that I also wanted to change the perspective. Right now it reads from the third person point of view. Yesterday, after having ruminated on the idea from Good…

  • books,  Movies,  Random,  Thoughts

    Look! It’s a book…in a tree!

    Yes, I am  trying to distract you all. I have nothing to write today. All has been quiet on the western front the past couple of days. The most fun thing I’ve done is go to the library, which for me is quite a lot of fun actually. I get lost in libraries, and bookstores. Well, not really lost but I do lose track of time. My mom used to say you could put me in a room with a book and come back hours later and still find me there. It was pretty accurate. I used to get in trouble for reading so much, too, because I’d read and…