Returning to the Well

Published June 14, 2016 in On Writing - 0 Comments

Returing to the Well

True grit is the long game.

If you want success, then keep going.

There will be difficulty.

And disappointment.

And failure.

And doubt.

But, some things will work.

Pay attention to them and double down.

Continue to build on that.

Before you know it, you’ll have a victory.

And the seeds of your next campaign.

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When the going gets tough, you’ve got to keep going.

Whatever it is you do, if you keep doing it and you’re open and willing to learn, then you’ll get better.

Writing is no exception.

Some days it’s hard and you may wonder what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.

We all have our reasons and if you commit to the process, you will be rewarded.

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Gratitude

Published June 13, 2016 in Jack Sprat - 0 Comments

Gratitude

Sometimes just not repeating the sins of your fathers is the greatest gift of all.

Jack is taking inventory.

This one goes in the “wins” column.

On the Night Stand

Published June 13, 2016 in Max , Ophelia - 0 Comments

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Max had wanted her from the first.

Your freckles and long legs haunted me.

Ophelia seemed expert at keeping men at bay.

Made me want you more.

6 month courtship.

Finally she consented to a “fling”.

He left her apartment uncertain.

13 years later he woke up next to her and counted his lucky stars.

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Another couple, two more winding their way through love.

It’s hard to predict what the outcome will be.

But, they have each other. And sometimes that’s enough.

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Lied to Protect Her

Published June 8, 2016 in Barbosa , Vilma - 0 Comments

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Father was a wanted man.

Changed names and places so often she forgot which were hers.

At fourteen, she’d been living on the street for a year.

Not speaking to a soul.

A voice told her to go get a job.

Everyone there thought her small for her age.

Turned out, Vilma was just eleven.

 

If Not For You

Published June 7, 2016 in Mikio - 0 Comments

If Not For You

Mikio’s garden is a bit unkempt.

But not everyone thinks of bees and insects as something to be eradicated.

They deserve our respect too.

Fourth of July

Published June 4, 2016 in Mickey - 0 Comments

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Mickey hears music everywhere, even in his dog’s barking.

We’ll rally round the flag boys, rally once again, shouting the battle cry of Maytag.

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