Ponderings

Author: Mass Shootings | Sober Thoughts🕯️

There have been two mass shootings in America within the last 48 hours. I’ve been seeing articles about how many mass shootings there have been so far this year and how it’s outpacing the number of days in a year.

I feel like we’re living in a surreal version of 1984 in my country, albeit American flavored. When our Founding Fathers included the Right to Bear Arms into the Constitution, it was in reaction to British rule and relationships. The guns back then took minutes to load, aim and shoot ONE round. One.

I get this Political Cartoon image in my head of politicians being bunkered in at the Capitol in an Armageddon type of setting.  They’re the only ones left and the last survivors of the human race  are outside killing each other. The President will turn to his staff and go “Well, we protected their right to bear arms!” And another will say “But there’s no one left to vote for you now.”

Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: Peregrine Arc Celebrates 200 Subscribers 📖 (20% off my Book!)

We started in March 2018. We published Memory Bound in October 2018. Mr. Swinebottom came on the scene in December 2018 for Blogmas and kept us in tears of mirth and joy. Over 250 blogs later, here we fly.

What comes next? You’ll need to click on that follow button to join the Arcian family and find out. 🙂

Oh yes. In celebration, Memory Bound is 20% off, in soft cover, for the month of August.  Click here to order your copy today and leave me a review on Amazon, wouldn’t you?

Ker-kaw! 🦉

Brief Humor & Check-Ins, Short Stories & Poetry

Author: A Time of Kerfluffles (Bad Poetry / Humorous Happenings) 🌠

Based on true events….

A Time of Kerfluffles

Two weeks ago, my eyeglasses broke. The pin popped out and the tech’s head just shook. “Too bad, you’re out of luck; you’re a blind, little bat now you idle schmuck. And don’t stumble on the welcome mat on the way out, you putz!”

My finger, shortly thereafter, broke in two; would I ever lie to you? Oh well, it’s just a strain, but I do have people sign my little splint just the same.

And then last Tuesday, I recall still yet with dread: I stepped on a rusty nail head! No scratches, no impailments, no ER trips or sky rocket payments. Tetanus shot is up to date and my guardian angel is going on vacation, post haste.

And then yesterday, or was it two days ago hence? I broke my car’s side mirror, to my garage’s horror and my proceeding recompense. Seven years of bad luck is mine from parking a smidgen too close inside.

No worries and have no fear. Because, even if this superstition is true, it’ll be over so very soon. At my current rate, I’ll be free of this bad luck around, well…let’s calculate and see. Why the year six thousand, four hundred and ninety three!

Contests Held

August Writing Prompt: Rain World (Open)

Author’s note: No one dug into this in July, so I’m reposting for August. Enjoy. ☔

Guten tag, Arcians. Put on your rain boots and rain coats and bring your umbrellas and note pads. It’s going to be a downpour and something doesn’t feel quite right tonight…

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Awards

Author: Liebster Award 🏆 (Take a Crack at My Questions)

Thanks, Chelsea, for the nomination! Mr. Swinebottom has been busy numbering, displaying and spit shining these pixel trophies all summer. It may go to his head any day now…

Everyone  check Chelsea’s main blog for her terribly, Terrible Poetry Contests and other enjoyable reads. Join the mayhem and you could become an imp by Christmas. 🎄

She also has a blog on the perils joys of parenthood and mothering. Bring a helmet and watch the low overhang. Cookies may be a good offering.

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Arcian Recipes

Author: Pretty Good Spaghetti & Leftovers (Vegan | Humor)🍝

On Sundays, I’ve been making big meals lately. Big meals equals leftovers which means lunch is done for tomorrow with extra servings to spare. Save money, eat great, write more. Ding, a ling ring…We have a winner. 🏆

Spaghetti for a crowd, here we go. A garlic bread recipe is thrown in at the end as a bonus. You are welcome. 🥖

Make your own spaghetti sauces, people. Garlic bread, too. It’s not expensive and it’s simple. Stop buying premade sauces that are pumped with salt and frozen garlic bread with ingredients you don’t have a hope of trying to pronounce. Your grandchildren will thank you.

Let’s begin.

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Awards

Author: Ze Lovely Liebster Award (Humor | I Nominate You) 🏆

Thanks, Steve and Ms. Muffin-pie. You guys bring light into the world. Never stop shining. Or sharpening those claws…😹

Crack on.

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Reposts/Reblog Shares

Not All Heroes Wear Capes (Fractured Faith | Book Release)📘

via Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Read it and weep tears of joy as the author had his daughter Hannah take the writing wheel for a bit. And check out the dad’s new book mentioned, The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square. Cheers.

Arcian Recipes

Author: Humorous Hummus Pasta, So Delicious (Vegan | Arcian Original) 🍝

Hello there. It’s been quite a week. It’s time for some good food. I give you a gift from…me. An Arcian specialty. Let me know if it helps your writing and gets your fingers twitching to finally kill off that annoying side character of yours.

Chef’s knife at the ready? Now, now…Kill your character later, after you’re done chopping the vegetables. Priorities. Let’s begin. 🔪

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