There is a new climate change-focused website that is publishing prose and poetry. It is called XR Creative and can be found at https://www.xrcreative.org. I got a message from the Joplin Writers' Guild about the new site so I submitted a story called Golden Child about a young boy during the climate crisis. If you … Continue reading 2 Writing Publishing Opportunities
A story from this blog called The Firefly's Secret is now up on Amazon and doing well. It is #10 on Amazon in baby and toddler nursery rhyme books. The little story is on kindle unlimited and selling on kindle for 1.99.
I am super excited today! I submitted 2 ghost stories about a young woman who is a sensitive, or someone capable of feeling the presence of paranormals. The first story called The Cold Spot will be published on April 2nd at 10:00 am. The second story will appear on April 9th in that next edition … Continue reading The Chamber Magazine
In 2002, I was working with the Department of Defense Finance & Accounting Service. About once a month, I would travel from Grafenwoehr, Germany to DFAS headquarters at Kaiserslautern to hand-deliver financial records for the US Army Transportation Management Center for Europe. On one trip, I finished early and took the autobahn back home. I … Continue reading Castle Frankenstein
I read this article tonight. Here is the article link: https://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-short-stories.html It provides a great list of the best short stories to read. The stories are listed in two categories. The first category is for children and the second is for adults. I have read almost all of the children category stories but sadly, only … Continue reading Short Stories and Stream of Consciousness Thoughts
My daughter was born in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Her name is Ella. Another woman named Ella came from Hampton Roads. She was born April 25, 1917 in Newport News. Ella Fitzgerald. Just listening to her beautiful voice tonight.......reminds me.....brings me back to those days in lovely Virginia. Here, listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mshV7ug8cdE Wishing you and yours a … Continue reading Remind Me
They decided on the trip together. Usually they always spent Christmas with family but this year they wanted to try something different. Christmas was usually spent listening to Aunt Gabby’s cat stories or watching the family open presents one by one slowly. Mom usually made a big buffet and Dad usually always got a hunting … Continue reading Noel a Paris
In college back in the late 90s, I worked at a large call center near the downtown shopping district and river. The call center was a large grey building with many small cubicles and monitors. There must have been around 200 telemarketers working there. The walls were covered with motivational posters and there were dry … Continue reading The Christmas Gift
(This a short excerpt from a story I am working on. It is based on true life. Happy spook-tober!) “I have a story about ghosts,” Skylar said to Stein while trying to search for something meaningful to say in that awkward moment. “I mean...I never have seen... a ghost but…..I experienced something strange one time.” … Continue reading Ghost?
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