Lemons (Writing 101)

The 5th Writing 101 assignment was titled “Let social media inspire you” so I went looking for something inspiring and ended up realizing I left out something from my previous post “Why I Write” When life hands you lemons, share your story. It may remind others with lemons that they are not alone, and give…

A story in a single image (Writing 101 Assignment)

The fourth assignment for the Writing 101 Blogging University class is to write something inspired by a picture.  They had four pictures on the assignment page but none of them really made me think of anything.  So I went to the page they suggested for finding pics (Unsplash) and found this: While I have never…

[REPOST] If You Stick Around (A Letter To Suicidal Teens)

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:
Dear Hurting Teenager, I know you want to leave. I know the horrible, endless walks through the hallways that you endure every morning, near vomiting. I know the afternoon bus rides to Hell where you sit frozen with fear, praying to just become invisible. I know the locker room beat-downs and…

One-word inspiration: Treasure (Writing 101 assignment)

For the third Writing 101 assignment I’m supposed to take a word from a list of words and write about it.  The words in the list were: TREASURE, REGRET, HOME, LOVE, UNCERTAINTY, and SECRET.  I chose treasure.  The reason I chose that word was because I felt the way I thought of that word may…

Things I Like (Writing 101 assignment)

Ok so the second assignment for writing 101 I’m supposed to make a list and one of the suggestions is a list of things I like.  I wasn’t really crazy about this idea at first because I thought it was to simplistic and cheesy but then I realized that for me it is actually a…

Why I write

I write because I want to.  I write because I feel I need to.  I write because it makes me feel better.  I write because it is one of the few things I know I’m good at.  I write because it forces me to get out of my comfort zone by sharing my thoughts and…

Don’t let it Sno

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gimme.”     When I was a little kid I kept seeing these commercials for this toy called a Snoopy Snow Cone Maker.  It was snoopy and it made yummy things so I wanted it.  You put it together, drop and ice-cube in and turn the crank. …

Pseudologophobia

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Dictionary, Shmictionary.” logophobia noun 1. an obsessive fear of words. (Dictionary.com definition of logophobia) Growing up I would often use words I didn’t know the meaning to.  Well, I knew what they meant (most of the time) but if anyone asked me to define the word I…

Pluto on Pluto [image]

Doggie doodle: me Original Image via NASA (Image credits:Credits: NASA/APL/SwR)