|Posted by Leslie on December 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Solstice List: Books and Short Stories Not to be Missed 2012
by Malina Roos on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:01pm •
I have read a lot of books in the last two years. Well, I have always read a lot of books but in the past eighteen months I started tracking just how many I read. I am up to 623. There were a lot of good books and a few great ones. Fortunately only about a dozen or so were bad, really, really bad. This ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Leslie on September 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
“Getting myself out there”. I can promise you, I am definitely no expert and we all keep learning every day. But then again, I have been proceeding along with my “career” in writing quite well, taking into consideration I probably spend actually about six hours a week writing. Yes, I said writing. With a full-time job working 12-14 hours a day, it really limits your ability to just sit down and pound out a novel; hell, even just a story. And the rest of the time ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Leslie on August 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
(I am stealing Jerry's blog for a minute.....)
I have been thinking about the relationships I have developed on Facebook. I am lucky enough to have collected a number of friends there that I truly cherish. I have friends that I absolutely love. I was asked, though, “How can you call people you have never met friends?” Well, that made me think. Does meeting someone in person make them a better friend then someone I have met on FB? In thinking about this, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Leslie on June 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
You never know when having to go back into the house for something, could have made you late and out of the way of that speeding car....
Everything has a reason. We never know because it didnt happen. So, when life's distractions come along....just smile. It may have saved your life..
|Posted by Jerry McKinney on April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
First of all I am going to state I am writing this without an editor. I never claimed to be an editor and I make multiple errors, as I'm sure you will point out by the end of this statement. I just have issues with folks that post work and get upset when someone points out a mistake. Hey, we're here to help each other, not have a online rant when we are shown we are human. And we are human, most of us anyway. Sometimes thanks would be better than another o...Read Full Post »
Halloween. Knocks on the door bring us endless rounds of miniature ghosts and demons; ghouls who don’t have eyes for our brains or souls, just the candy. A vast multitude of costumes that children use their minds to construct a unique perspective of horror for a night to walk amongst the dead. Some spit out their plastic glow-in-the-dark vampire fangs to dine on the tasty innards of chocolate nougat. Others hoard their loot and squirrel it away for many nights of midnight snacks, under ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jerry McKinney on January 22, 2012 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
The wind whispered through the long grasses. Frank lay on his belly as car headlights passed. A spotlight lit up the ground near him. The breeze blew harder and the grass hissed a tune as it danced above his head. The car moved on. Frank looked up and saw the light-bar on the vehicle in the distance. Cursing himself for wandering out into a field where there was no cover, no place to hide, he looked skyward. The shadows of the clouds playing off the ebbing sun cast a slight yellowish hue to t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jerry McKinney on January 22, 2012 at 12:55 AM||comments (1)|
I can hear them moving in the dark. I close my eyes and try to drift away to the point of unconsciousness, the moment of uncaring. Sleep evades me still.
They are in the walls, you see.
My wife tells me I’m imagining things, that there is nothing moving around in our home except a few ants on the counters and a small spider that continuously builds webs in the corners of the bathroom.
These are no bugs— they whisper. Not loud enough for me to make o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jerry McKinney on May 15, 2011 at 1:04 PM||comments (2)|
I can almost see my friend Linda cringing as she sees I am writing a new blog. Generally my words are wrought with grammatical errors and punctuation mistakes. Yes, I'm human, but trying to get better. Only if I had an editor in life that was so helpful. Perhaps I wouldn't have gotten into all the trouble I did. Perhaps I would have a little better student. Perhaps I would have known better than to use the word "perhaps" this many times in a row. Ok, you can stop cringing Linda.
We all ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jerry McKinney on May 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM||comments (2)|
I'd like to give you a treat. A small tale I call Paperwork. So put your feet up and enjoy. Don't work too hard.
“Yeah, I tell you I found Jake that way,” Chet proudly stated over the phone.
Feet on the desk and swinging the chair to and fro Chet continued. “Mmmm hmmm, y...Read Full Post »