Coffee gets me started; my toddler keeps me haggard.
I've always had a passion for writing but fear has stopped me from sharing my work with anyone. Vocal is my push to step out of my comfort zone.
Dear Mama, I started writing again!, and joined a platform that gives all types of challenges to its participants. It's fun pushing myself to write in different styles, or with different prompts, or just closing my eyes and letting my fingers fly over the keyboard like I used to do in my teenage years before that dreaded day when Writer's Block struck hard.
- Top Story - May 2022
I pulled onto the street of the old Haunted Schoolhouse. Built in 1890, it served as a one-room schoolhouse well into the 1960s. Once public schools started opening in the area, attendance diminished until, in 1970, its doors were closed. The building sat vacant for nearly a decade until it was resurrected as a very popular haunted house attraction. In 2020, a worldwide pandemic forced the attraction to close, and then in 2021 a new buyer purchased the property and transformed it into an escape room.
The gas needle dipped to E, jumped up to half a tank, then plummeted back below E. I managed to pull over onto the side of the road as my car slowly came to a stop. Suits me for buying a lemon, I guess. I'd only topped off 80 kilometers back, it shouldn't have been empty. Time to hoof it.
Step 1. Gather your ingredients. -Two days before the County Fair- My best friend Jenna was waiting in her car. We had a gal's date planned at Yoder's and it couldn't have come at a better time. I ran down my driveway and slid into her passenger seat. After a quick hug, Jenna took off.
A Pear Tree on a Summer Day
"Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the stolen Jean-Pierre Archambault painting, A Pear Tree on a Summer Day. The painting, a 19th Century impressionism work valued at over three-quarters of a million dollars, was stolen from the Louvre back in the late-70s, in the biggest art heist France had ever seen.
Why You Need to Download & Play 'Duskwood' Right This Minute
Duskwood is produced by Everbyte, an Indie Game Studio based in Black Forest - Germany. It's inception date was January 1, 2016, according to the Everbyte website. There are 4 other games listed, though I have yet to try any others.
A Green Glow in the Forest
Have you ever wandered through the forest and stumbled upon stairs that lead to nowhere? I don't mean stairs that are a direct result of continuing in your journey, part of your path. I'm talking like, the stairs are just there, in the middle of the forest floor, in an open patch of land, just going up to nothingness?
How I "Got Over" My Mama's Death
On March 30, 2019 at approximately 7:30am cst, though the death certificate will read about 11:45am, my world came to a halt, stopped completely, then crashed down around me. For at that moment in time, my mama, my best friend, the only person whose heartbeat I have ever heard from within, passed from this life.
The Night of the Aurora
The inky black skies were dotted with white stars that looked like flecks of paint splattered against a high ceiling. Spectators huddled together in tightly packed groups, each member wearing a parka and most hunkered down in sleeping bags suitable for sub-zero temperatures, though the temperatures this night weren't quite that subpar.