Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Final Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Dear creature, why didn’t you make a right when you came to August? You missed your turn for happiness Now your time to burn has come to an end Or can it be … Continue reading

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Tips for Writers: Trust the Story

Experience is the most effective teacher (I learned more Spanish in three days in Barcelona than I did in two years of high school Spanish class). But one of the most interesting things about the human psyche is that we’re … Continue reading

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Label-otomy

Part One: Who Knew? Part Two: Made in China Part Three: Miscellaneous Advice ⇔ “Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.” ~J. K. Rowling

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The Wishing Map 84

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eighteen: Spiffwits and Storysmiths (Continued) Previously: Convinced the only way to escape from Naimian was to teach the naims how…

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Change the Future

“We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our children, that we forget about leaving better children to our planet.”  ~Gerry Burnie “It would be better to have a millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I ♥ Vermin (but They Don’t ♥ Me) Dictionary.com defines vermin as “small animals that are troublesome to man.” Bunnies, raccoons, foxes, chipmunks…they’re all vermin. But, aww, I mean, just look at ‘em! Heck, I even think rats are cute. … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

“Out of a hundred people, one will read the Bible, and the other ninety-nine will read the Christian.” ~Dwight L. Moody Be what you believe.

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