Showing posts from August, 2013

The Telephone

Greetings to you all! I’m so excited to be hosting the Writer's Post Blog Hop #90 for this week’s challenge. This week I’ve picked a topic that we’re all familiar with and no doubt have many thoughts and memories attached to it. The Telephone We all are acquainted with this modern device that connects us to the rest of the world. We love it and we hate it at the same time. It keeps us safe and connected, but at the same time it aggravates us, intruding on our life at the most inopportune moments. We can be reached at any time which is both a blessing and curse. I’ve never been much of a phone person since I much prefer writing to speaking. E-mail and Facebook are my preferred means of communication. When I was a kid, I hated using the phone and I still don’t care for it. Back then we had those clunky rotary phones with the big number dials on them and long, wiggly cords attached to the wall. No portable phones back then. It was always fun to see how far


Writer's Post Blog Hop #89 The topic this week is History, I decided to write a poem from a young person's point of view. History class is so long and boring Why can’t history be fun? My teacher’s voice has got me snoring Something has got to be done, I grab my dull textbook and throw it on the floor I run out of the class with a slam of the door. How did people live and how did they feel? That’s what history’s about, Were they good people or did they steal? Did they go without? For history’s only a story based on truth I have nothing more to say! For I am but an ignorant youth And now I’m heading out to play!

Dear Facebook

The prompt at WriteTribe this week is to write a letter to a friend.  Dear Facebook, Thanks for always being there for me even when I’ve had a bad day or the big grey menopausal cloud of doom has been hovering over me. You’re always there for me 24/7. You don’t judge or criticize me and are a good listener. I appreciate how I can come to you at anytime and express how I’m feeling, be creative, share a few jokes and connect with others. You have introduced me to some wonderful friends (even furry ones) and for that I am very grateful. I’ve even met some of these Facebook friends in person which I think is the best thing ever. My one complaint would be that you do like to take up all my time when I should be doing other more productive tasks. You like to distract me when I should be focused on other things but just like a good piece of chocolate, you tempt me. It’s easy to be with you and I don’t have to think too much. We’re comfortable together, right? I

First Frost

This story is for the Writer's Post Blog Hop using the Number 3 prompt for the first paragraph. I always love a good prompt to get me fired up and writing. Nothing like it! I was cold this morning. The first frost had come and I could feel it. Outside glittered with sunshine on the grass, my breath making clouds in the air. The smell of burning leaves and wood gave warmth to the chill while colours painted trees. “October,” I thought.  “You are the new love of my life.” My boyfriend, Dave had come and gone just like the sweet, short summer. Before the leaves had even begun to change colour, my chameleon lover changed his colours and left me. Our love affair had been the stuff of romantic movies, just a grand illusion without any substance. Before the closing credits had even flashed onto the screen, he went off to seek new adventures without me. After our breakup, I retreated to my parents’ cottage o

I need to go to Finishing School!

Do not plan for ventures before finishing what’s at hand. ~Euripides~ More and more, I’m feeling scattered, going off in fifty different directions with my attention span grower shorter each day with every new distraction. Just like my computer desktop with so many tabs open, my mind also has too many tabs open. Sometimes I find it a curse to be interested in so many different things as I find it hard to focus on one thing at a time and even worse, I find it hard to finish things. No wonder the house looks like a bomb went off with so many unfinished projects lying around, waiting for me to rescue them. I have made the commitment to myself to do something creative every day. Now I am making a commitment to finishing something every day, even if it’s just a small project. A “to do” list with priorities does seem to help as I can finish something and feel a sense of accomplishment as I do it. The time has come to slow down and focus on one project at a tim