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The Anxiety Express

August 4, 2016 — 2 Comments

0120 anxietyAll things considered, when it comes to a lack of mental wellness, I could have done a lot worse. There are no voices telling me what to do, I’m relatively sure that everything I see actually exists and I consider being alive preferable to the alternative. Still, if I’d known the details of this whole bipolar thing, I might have signed up for something different.

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Pardon My Stereotype

July 26, 2016 — 3 Comments

Eleven stories and 13,000 words into my thousand story odyssey and I haven’t yet run screaming into the night. Having 989 stories to go may seem overwhelming … because it is overwhelming. Which is why I’m counting little steps of progress as wins rather than focusing on the big (scary) picture.

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writingIf I had my druthers, I’d write in long hand. My thoughts seem to flow better, I have something tangible to show for my work and I don’t edit myself while I’m writing as much as I do when I’m typing.
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0091 human_heartIn about a week, the blogosphere will be neck deep in Valentine’s Day related posts. From the loved to the lonely, the damaged to the dreamers, the haters, the lovers, the bitter, the giddy, the cynics and the believers — every opinion, reaction, experience and emotion will be represented and documented. You won’t be able to swing a last minute, leftover bouquet of wilted flowers without hitting a Valentine’s Day post. Continue Reading…

What Did I Miss?

August 22, 2015 — 5 Comments

0085 meI can never remember the blogging rules. When returning from a hiatus, do you acknowledge the absence, or just dive back in as though you were never gone? Or are you supposed to hang up your Gone Fishin’ sign before slipping out the backdoor? If it’s the latter, that could be a problem for me since I generally don’t know when I’ll go off the grid until I’m well into the thick of it. Continue Reading…

0052 number 24The Writing Challenge of Indeterminate Duration – Day 24
Cringe-worthy 7th Grade Prose

Anyone who considers him or herself a writer of any kind, has likely heard some version of the advice “write what you know.” Simple advice, and good advice, in my opinion. But when I was in junior high, no one had yet passed that little bit of wisdom along to me; or someone had, but I’d decided, as kids will, that it didn’t apply to me. Continue Reading…

A collection of things I hear that make me think, “That would make a great opening line for a story!”

“I knew the long shower thing would eventually happen, but I had no idea they could go through a whole box of Kleenex that fast!”

Overheard: Accidental Openings

0043 - number 15The Writing  Challenge of Indeterminate Duration – Day 15

It’s Sunday! And you know what that means! That’s right, it’s Anything Can Happen Sunday (ACHS) here on Pucker Up Buttercup! I’m your host, the Baroness Lesbiana Von Lichtenclit and have we got some fun lined-up for you! Continue Reading…

8BoDerekThe Writing Challenge Of Indeterminate Duration – Day 10
How you feel about love these days

Well, love is a many splendored thing, I know that. Some people say love stinks, love is blue or even that they’ve had enough of silly love songs. Maybe they lost that loving feeling and are looking for a new love; so they keep asking Is this love? but all they hear back is That ain’t love.

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A collection of things I hear that make me think, “That would make a great opening line for a story!”

He had crazy eyes and a Mexican wife.

Overheard: Accidental Openings