List your ideas below and I’ll put them in my proverbial star jar. Keep writing!
This is what my dog is thinking in the above picture. Or at least my guess. Enjoy.
Share a happy thought below. Could be an accomplishment, could be just a hello. Let’s try to encourage one another.
And for all you fellow writers out there–keep moving forward! ☺️
Happy weekend, everyone. I’ll be doing some writing and polishing of my writing room. What will you be doing?
Also, do you need a book to read this weekend? Why, here you go. And that Lab below? She may have inspired a dog in that book…
Four cheers for my Introverting mug. It can be found on Etsy. Cheers.
To quote John Pinette, sometimes I lose my cherub like demeanor. Whether it’s in parking garages, the daily commute or someone being a me-monster, my clock of patience winds down with humanity more quickly these days. The hour hand suddenly jams and can’t move. Soon the second hand gets stuck and the minute hand ticks solitarily in place. I start to twitch while calculating coffin sizes in my mind.
Why, you think to yourself, are humans so selfish? I checked out a few theology books* at the library the other day, as we INTJ Christians do, to review the apologetics. One of the books answers tough questions about life, like why evil exists and why paper cuts happen. The Archangel Gabriel tapped me on the shoulder while I was checking out. I saw he had some comic books in his hands: X-Men Archangel of all things. He was frank with me, as usual: “Try dealing with your kind for thousands of years, kid. Some of us angels are difficult, too, but that’s a whole other story. By the way, can you autograph my copy of Memory Bound? Make it out to “Gabby the Angel”. Michael will keep his paws off it that way…”
Happy one year anniversary to my blog and my official writing adventures as an Indie Author! Thank you to all those who have joined me on the journey. All together now–ker-kaw!
In 2019, I’ll continue doing the Creativity Contests. I hope it helps all of us on developing our writing and imaginations. I would like this blog to be a supportive place for fellow writers where all our journeys are different and valued. 😊
Here are some highlights from year one of Peregrine Arc. There’s more to come in 2019, so click that subscribe button to join us on the flight!
To continue my posts on driving, I would like to examine another specimen–the ominous, the abysmal, the tomb-like death trap we all know and love: the parking garage.
Now I am familiar with two general varieties of parking garages: the mostly above ground type and the strictly below ground garages. These latter types are also known as crypts, believe it or not, due to the high body counts they acquire. Either variety you pick, however, have beasts waiting within their labyrinths of blind corners and enough riddles to make you stop and question life’s conundrums.
I give you: the magical parking garages.
There is a road, or several really, that I pass on my daily commute. At certain times, the rules the rest of us peons follow whilst driving on these roads become obsolete. I watch as people run red lights at 40 mph+. I observe as drivers turn left from what I would have sworn was a straight only lane. I’ve experienced people doing U-turns only to then go straight on red. I was nearly t-boned during such an instance as I proceeded to turn left on a green light when traffic was clear. Silly me.
I work in a field, and commingle with other professions, where it’s all too easy to lose faith in humanity. I had a very discouraging week of me fixing issues others had made or observing chaos unfold around me I hadn’t created. This occurred both at a local level in my immediate environment and nationally through the news (looking at you, D.C.) By Friday, my brain was TMNT ooze and my thoughts were turning to the dark side, Obi Wan.
The Saint, Mr. Swinebottom, the Labrador and myself have done it. We have found the writing desk.
And if you know who all those people are–congratulations, you’re an Arcian.
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