World Suicide Prevention Day was observed on September 10th. And I'm coming to the table three days later. It's encouraging to see the ongoing conversations on this. This is a sensitive topic and getting the right words out calls for serious thought. There was a suicide in school during my high school years. There is … Continue reading Down but not Out.
Have you heard the song by roughly the same title by Molly Kate Kestner? I first heard it off the show 'All Rise', brilliant show too but I think this song is fitting for my celebration today. It has been a full year since my first post and in 366 days later, I've had 50 … Continue reading Blogiversary – On My Way Up
Today's post is a short story titled 'The Compatibility Test'. It first appeared on Reedsy prompts and was inspired by the prompt 'two perspectives of people on a blind date'. You can use this link Writing prompts to create your own account and get to writing. I hope you enjoy this. Boy.I don’t know why … Continue reading When your plans get sidelined
I took a long dip into the rabbit hole that is violence and torture. That is, I read about it. The story that led me down this deep dark path is simple. I read of someone's WhatsApp status update that they had finally read up on one of the world's worst cases. Naturally I was … Continue reading Outside my little bubble.
You woke up. At whatever time it was, and went through the day with the same subconscious that you've always used. Brush your teeth, make your bed. And all these actions that you've never thought twice about. May we never lose our wonder. But then, just because it's not, it takes its own unique course. … Continue reading Just another day!
'Of the writing of books, there is no end' - Ecclesiastes 12:12 There is little in this world that compares to a good book. Like a seriously good book. One that stays with you long after you've turned the last page. One that entertains as well as educates (I'm probably just being wordy here). And … Continue reading 5 books I would readily recommend
I'll try to make this quick. 'Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.' - Proverbs 16:24 This thought came to me in the negative; how words slash - like reap you wide open and leave you bleeding on the battlefield that is life - and how we are … Continue reading The Healing Power of Words.
Pardon the Monday Post in place of the usual Sunday one. Yesterday...well, yesterday😏 anyway... My brother says I can't finish one of those adventure games in a few hours like the pros because I have to check every nook and cranny for items I may need or not need. Mostly not need. But it gives … Continue reading Taking Inventory
🎶Here comes the bride another award. All dressed in...whys? 🎶 Well, I'll tell you why!! I was nominated for this award by Kevin over at Beauty in words. And in true 'Afterthought' fashion, I've come to it daysss after the fact (but I promise I'm working on it). Kevin is an awesome writer who has … Continue reading Real Neat Blog Award
I've been thinking on this for the past two days and figured it should be my theme for next year (pretty ballsy, right? Planning for next year when I have no guarantee that I will see the end of this one but...hope!) For a full year now, I've felt overwhelmingly as though am on 'Pause'. … Continue reading Owning your timeline