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When Do We Fight?

As the world bathes itself in the blood of innocents, ignoring their cries as they bleat acknowledgements to corrupt leaders, I ask: when do we fight? Continue reading


“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”—Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Book of Life

The book of life never truly ends until your last breath has been taken.  Until that moment, keep writing, add new chapters to create paper pages never-ending while leaving your leather cover open to imagination.” Kim Gosselin                   *photo courtesy of http://www.sodahead.com/fun/if-books-transported-you-to-their-world-which-book-would-you-open/question-4409215/


777 Writer’s Challenge

Good evening folks!

The dashing Kev has tagged me with a challenge which, judging from his response, evokes amusing results!

All you’ve got to do is go to the 7th page of you’re work in progress, go to line 7, copy and paste the following 7 sentences into a blog post, and nominate 7 people you want to inflict the same curse upon Er, I mean, nominate for the same wonderful opportunity… How challenging can it be?”

Well, pretty challenging I have to admit!  Just like Kev, I’m working on a few projects at the moment and had to pick very wisely in case I shocked readers out of their seats with teasers from my new books.  Do I go for the sweet children’s books or delve into the darker regions of unmentionable scripts half-baked, half-written and probably unloved by their half-mad creator?!  

Without wanting to disappointment Kev…oh and you, my lovely readers, I’ve gone ahead and chosen from A Tale of Knots.  It hasn’t gained popularity because of its sad cover that is desperately awaiting a makeover, covering a great story hidden within.  So I’m giving my poor little story a little publicity here with the 777 challenge.

With a gentle nudge, Ash shoved Babylock on his way.  As he closed his tired eyes, he prayed Babylock would find LeBrush in time.”


Once upon a time, there was a rather special town called Knotsville.  Now the people of Knotsville were a lovely bunch. They worked hard together, weaving and plaiting to make beautiful designs. They sold or displayed their work in other towns. 

Unfortunately, their nice nature left them open to attack!”

Excerpt From: Eloise De Sousa. “A Tale of Knots.” Lulu.com, 2013-04-06. iBooks. 
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Now for the fun.  I need to choose some lovely bloggers as my victims nominations!  *evil grin* 

I choose…

Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Annette Rochelle Aben

Teagan Geneviene

Random (aka Ravyn Whyt)

Lance Greenfield

SC Skillman

Jane Dogherty
Thanks for participating or stopping by to read.  😀

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Kurt Vonnegut

Touching on quotes leading to #1000Speak for Compassion. Don’t forget to join us all tomorrow as we fight with compassion to combat the negatives in this world.

Kitt O'Malley

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

I find laughter to be an excellent coping mechanism, lifting burdens from the heart, making light from darkness.

Thank you Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for organizing Writer’s Quote Wednesday 2015. This week Colleen quotes Dame Maggie Smith, in character as the Dowager Countess of Grantham:

“A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears,” said to Lady Mary, in regard to Lady Edith on the recent loss of her boyfriend, Michael Gregson…

Compassion seems to be the one thing that is lacking in our world today.  However, there seems to be a great amount of drama and tears prevalent instead.  I have always thought it best to have some of both and follow a middle path.

Writer's Quote Wednesday 2015

In keeping with the theme of Colleen Chesebro‘s quote, I want let you know about 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion (#1000speak) on Friday, February 20, 2015. Please join…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday with Silver Threading


And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but
The truth in masquerade.
Lord Byron
Don Juan

Love this quote!

Writer’s Quote Wednesday with Silver Threading

Hello everyone!

This is my first time joining the weekly quote challenge and it is rather exciting. There are so many quotes I have enjoyed over the years and choosing my favourites is pretty difficult.

I’ve decided to go with one of the first quotes I received as a child in the form of a dance poster. I’ve tried to re-create my own and though I don’t thinks it’s as effective, it sends out the same message.

This quote is by William Arthur Ward and inspired me to dance! I’ve held onto it for as long as I can remember!


Thanks to Silver Threading for hosting such a fun challenge for Wednesday’s!

See you next week.

Favourite quote…

“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.

I wish for all this to be marked on by body when I am dead. I believe in such cartography – to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books. We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”

Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

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