“Sorry, but your book just isn’t what we’re looking for.” “Unfortunately, your manuscript doesn’t fit our criteria right now. Best of luck!” “Sadly, we regret to inform you that we have decided to not publish your manuscript.” She tapped a nail against the B key. Her emotions warred between anger and sadness. Her book was … More Don’t Give Up
“This is a pretty scary place You’re calling me to,” she whispered. “I don’t think I can do it.” She looked at the sky, wishing God would hang a neon sign in the clouds with an answer, but there was nothing, except for the gentle reminder of her dreams. L.A. was a long ways away, … More
My blog hasn’t been doing so hot lately, and by that, I mean, I haven’t been uploading like I used to. Nor have I been uploading like I need to. I have no problem churning out my short stories every week, but when it comes to writing anything else, i.e. a regular blog, poems (the … More STUCK!
Once upon a time, there was a young woman who worked at a tax and accounting office. It was February, and she worked ten hours a day, five days a week, plus a part-time job cleaning homes. She was the receptionist, placed next to a wall of windows, and when she wasn’t on the phone … More 2,522,880,000 seconds
I write this blog today with a new outlook on this crazy thing we call life. Why? Because last night, for the second time in as many months, I was involved in a car accident. The first time it happened (in November) my mom was driving. The black mini van in the pictures at the … More LIFE IS SHORT – DON’T WASTE IT
“You look fat.” I took one last pull off my vanilla shake, getting that half empty straw sound, before pushing it away. “Gee, thanks, Callie,” my friend Bethany snapped, shoving her sandwich into a bag. “That’s only, like, the 13th time you’ve said that today.” I shrugged. “Someone’s gotta tell ya.” At her disgusted sigh, … More
Forgiveness. Now there’s a word that makes me shudder. Why? Because its a hard thing to do. It’s a hard word to say, and it’s a hard act to perform, but we all know it’s one of the most important actions in life, an act that sets us free, starts healing processes, and opens doors … More Forgiveness; the is and isn’ts