#ASKMESTUFF

I am often shocked at some of the questions people ask me when nobody else is listening. I mean, often times I think, “Is that really the vibe I give off?”  If you passed me on the street you wouldn’t look twice.  I am a very average mom and wife but I have had a…

A LOOK AT LAURA A LORD- a review

We each have a story and that story is written in chapters. Each chapter is grounded in history and hope for the future. Whether we consciously think about it or not; we all consist of a beginning, a middle, and an end; and in many ways the middle is only filler. When I read a…

STORY TIME

Written by Johnny Ojanpera and HastyWords I wonder what time would say If I asked it to tell me a little story Would it pick one I have heard Or would it sing a well-worn lullaby Persistent silence played again Will only bore me like a chore Surely something in between A fairy tale or…

SOULS SET FREE by Kimmie Easley – A review

I’ve been doing a bunch of soul searching as of late. I woke up recently and looked around only to realize how much has changed for me this last year. The scenery is the same, the people are the same but so many things seem so different. I realized it was me that was different.…

BLOGGY DESTINATION SPOT

Today I am participating in Blog Tour Monday; so in a way my blog is an actual bloggy destination spot.  David Ellis at Too Full To Write asked me to be your tour guide today and before I finish this post I will be introducing another blogger who will continue Blog Tour Monday next week.…

TEACH ME EMPATHY

Originally posted on Laura A. Lord:
A little while back I threw myself into a project that terrified me. After multiple attempts at joining my writing with another’s, and being burnt every time, I once again gave it a shot. I wrote to a woman here on WordPress, someone whose poetry was unspeakably beautiful, and…

THE HASTY TRADITION

DPChallenge – Power of Names I love traditions. I love to keep them and l love to create them. I think sometimes that my entire day is planned around tradition. Some people might call them routines but if you stick with a routine long enough it becomes tradition. My family didn’t really have a strong…

TRIGGER WARNING

My new duet partner is a clever one.  Our duet started with an email titled The Hastily Agreed Twiisted Collaboration.  And the next day the poem below was written.  I happen to love it and I hope all you wonderful readers do too! Written by Twiistd and HastyWords ♦ The words you speak I expected…

LEAVE IT TO BEAVER KILLED THE MAGIC

It was bound to happen eventually. “Mom?” I was getting ready for a party when my 9 year old sauntered in slowly trying not to smile as if she had a secret. “I know you don’t want me to grow up so fast but…” she said as she tried to contain what seemed like embarrassment. …

HOW I SELF PUBLISHED

DAILY PROMPT: RIGHT TO BRAG Ok I have been promising a post about how to self publish.  I am terrible at writing instructions and I suspect it is because I rarely read instructions.  There are many different ways to self publish but I am going to summarize what I did and what I learned.  Check…