Category Archives: DP Challenge

October Surprises

He knows he’s always been loved Held by an eternal ribbon of energy, binding lifetimes after lifetime Until madness strikes, darkening, once again, all revelation Hope became obscured by landmines of poisoned frivolities Silly id dreams; a dance mix of Oedipus, … Continue reading

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Friends in Low Places – Unfinished Business…

Lusting for her fall Your four ears in on her calls Sharing how she bleeds Re-tooled her story While you bonded in secret Winking together Crispy grins & glee Pleased to have gifted chagrin A graceless friendship Sometimes what seems like … Continue reading

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Chagrin in Silk …….. (Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty Words Max.)

The dermatologist worked for weeks to clear up the not so bad, but embarrassing acne.  It would not do, to not put her best face forward at the party. She arrived in a beautiful blouse with three eye-catching cutouts in … Continue reading

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The Question That Changed My Entire Life

I was twenty-nine and about to enter my second mid-life crisis, (the first one was at twenty-one – but that’s another story). As I took stock of my life I knew I was free-falling into the stereotypical void of meaninglessness. My world was focused on making money and projecting the right image.

At the time I was working in the finance industry as a finance broker; it left a lot to be desired in the soul side of life. While I enjoyed the benefits of decent pay, and a closet full of great shoes, it didn’t fill much in the fulfillment soles. (Ya see what I did there?)

How things looked was a top priority for… Continue reading

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What? Me Blog? Thanks WordPress, and Maybe Ellen

Blogger Kendall F. Person isn’t kidding, in my opinion, when he says: “Writing is a performance art and every post is a show”. When the notion of blogging first came up via the semi-gentle prodding of blogger Lois, I thought, really? Would my personal musings, normally put down on paper in a private journal, have a place in the public realm? Not that the public realm is necessarily a bastion of expert, or even semi-good, public offerings. Was it possible I could land somewhere in the semi-middle?…

…Whatever the long term purpose of this blog is to be, I am ever hopeful that it helps to serve as much as I get from it. I might also hope that the next time I’m rear-ended by a foot, I may more quickly remember that, many times, if not most, inspiration comes in the form of a good bump and some bruising. Continue reading

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