Month: March 2019

Commercials Do Serve a Purpose

I’ve seen some weird and crazy commercials over the years.  I didn’t need to look far as YouTube has a treasure trove of compilations and single ones that continue to entertain me for one reason or another.  I start with a compilation of scary…

Flash Fiction: When the Teeth Grit

Beggars can’t be choosy when you are left with nothing to do, but daydream of maybe getting out.  I came here when I was fifteen and while that might seem young, it wasn’t to me.  I had lived a life that people twice my…

Book Writing Exercise

Begin writing with the following sentence: “That was the time he stopped believing ———-.” That was the time he stopped believing all was going as planned.  It wasn’t his fault although others close to him would later say it was only his fault.  He…

End of March Quotes

Poem: Of Knuckles and Perfume

Dear lady of the night, I applaud you for all the things you haven’t given me, And those things you will yet give me. Thanking you enough for your hospitality cannot be done, For you keep giving me something I shouldn’t have. The hallways…

Poem: Not a Dirt Road

I came upon a fork on a dirt road, with five options before me, some must have been made by other shoes, worn down year after year. Confusion set in as my goal was to create my own path, but I felt so tired,…

Three Writing Quotes

I sometimes browse the internet for quotes about writing by well-known authors who actually write or did write at one time.  I’m not one of them, yet, and by that I mean writing a book.  I don’t need to be well known, but it…

Gregory Peck Weekend Removed a Few Times

Quote from Moby Dick by Captain Ahab: “Sleep? That bed is a coffin, and those are winding sheets. I do not sleep, I die.” Quote from On The Beach by Julian Osborne: “In the end, somehow granted the time for examination, we shall find…

Top Ten Deadliest Dictators from the Past

I’ve been on a huge history kick lately.  I’ve been watching movies based on historical incidents, shows with historical aspects, and reading various material out there with historical elements.  It’s easier to focus on the glaring downside of political leadership.  For example, dictators who…

Journal Entry Type #5

I live with someone who thinks I should listen to more music.  He’s probably right.  I should.  I no longer have my CD player that most everyone had as they graduated high school and went off to college or worked a job somewhere.  The…

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