#WAD: Thursday

Once Capacious 🏢 His capacious apartment once felt like home: 3 bedrooms,  1.5 bath, 2600 square feet. The patio faced North, and the master bedroom displayed the sunset every evening, through the extra wide double glass windows. Fredrick remembered the summer of 3026, when he and his newly wedded bride relocated here. He had his future solid, dreams blooming, and held so much faith in the boundless opportunities God had shown him. A few months past a year later, all of this reality changed. Fredrick was in a meeting, and his phone would not stop buzzing. This post is my first entry in Roger Shipp’s The … Continue reading #WAD: Thursday

For the Love of Challenges

I was hoping to find this list:D Doesn’t it feel wonderful when you find something little that makes like easier by leaps and bounds? Through the Friday Fictioneers, I’ve been challenged to research and explore unfamiliar grounds. Before this year, I would have ran in the opposite direction at the sniff of a challenge! That changed when I began living with the attitude, “Go ahead and try… Worry about the failure WHEN and/IF you fail.” Anyway, I hope this is encouragement for you to participate with and engage within our blogging community.  via For the Love of Challenges Continue reading For the Love of Challenges

Constructive or Destructive Approach

I’m a fairly new blogger. I wish I had 36 hours in a day to write, read, comment, share, like and do all that blogging entails. I know proofreading is something I’ve struggled with since my early early writing days (high school!). I know errors may create distaste in readers. I know it’s unprofessional. I know I am working on this though. As a writer, I am first a reader. I read others ‘ work as much as possible… And I gain knowledge, helpful tips, and insight by doing so. As a reader, just as I do as a writer, and in my every day life, … Continue reading Constructive or Destructive Approach

When I knew🍁🌸💜

Love is…. that moment when you look at someone and completely question everything that you thought made sense. Love is… that moment when you question your life because this feeling of being complete has settled on you. Love is… that moment when you ache to please someone else, and their happiness becomes your focus. Love is… that moment when you undoubtedly trust your heart in someone else’s hands. Love is… that moment when you realize you can’t stay mad at that individual. Love is… that moment when you recognize this person is always on your mind. Love is… that moment when you are no longer the … Continue reading When I knew🍁🌸💜

Please Read

Good Afternoon/Day Lovelies: I wanted to clarify something: ALL of my “Friday Fictioneers” are about James ( first introduced) then a Continumium) and his mystery woman (Who Ive named Ezra). The idea of James and his family being masters of architecture with grandfather clocks came from a FF of which I didn’t participate. I simply didn’t have time that week. The Butler is someone who’s working the Winter Formal. Hope this helps~ MoonChild Nova Continue reading Please Read

#FF: Tick-Tock, Coffee’s Hot

Photo Prompt Credit: Priorhouse James recited his speech, as he made his way up the darkened stairwell. As a young lad, James attended this Annual Winter Formal with his Father and Grandfather. As a seventh generation tradesman, James fell right into succession as a Master of Architecture with Grandfather Clocks. Finally reaching the complimentary coffee bar, the butler  served himself a freshly brewed cup of Highlander Grogg. “I wonder if she would enjoy such a great blend of bean?”, he wondered. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her, the beauty at the coffee shop. Sigh. Tick-Tock Tick-Tock Check … Continue reading #FF: Tick-Tock, Coffee’s Hot

What?

Today truly feels like the twilight zone. Nothing feels good. Nothing feels normal. Nothing feels happy. My decision to begin birth control might have been a really big mistake. Without going into unnecessary details, it’s a decision I made for myself, not because this was needed per say. Right now, I feel as if I’ve lost control of my emotions. I wanna eat everything in sight. I feel super chilly…. As if it’s 45 degrees and the end of October outside. Despite my efforts to remain calm with my anxiety medication, I’m a crying mess. Happy Saturday y’all. Anyone wanna … Continue reading What?

Dear You

Dear You, You trying to be invisible, You secluding in the back, Dear You, You driving to fast, You hiding under the sheets, Dear You, You staggering in at 6 a.m., You crying upon endlessness crying, Dear You, You drowning yourself in pity, You convincing yourself of shit, Dear You, You shutting everyone out, You pushing everything away, Dear You, You refusing to eat, You dwelling on the past, Dear You, You doing nothing, You expecting nothing to change, Dear You, You living behind excuses, You allowing aimless days, Dear You, You drinking every dollar away, You squandering savings in … Continue reading Dear You

A Beginner at an Ending

Right now, I’m watching a Netflix Original Series , “The L Word”. In this particular segment, Jenny, a compulsive and inspiring author, is meeting with an editor. She’s been diligently writing from the moment her character was introduced in Season 1. Her script has finally landed in the hands of a publisher, who’s desire is to put her story out “there”. Jenny’s in tears; she celebrates out loud… In the very moment she opens the envelope of her first advancement. The plot twist: Jenny’s story is dark. As her words formulated on paper, she relived every single haunting detail of … Continue reading A Beginner at an Ending

#1

moments … If I may say, I’ve had some very wonderful ones already today! Have you? Have you noticed? Did you laugh or soak all of it in as if your life depended on it? Gosh, I sure hope so! I hope they stopped your mind from wandering, and you thought of absolutely nothing else. I enjoyed listening to Skidamerink a Dink this morning. My toddler found it on her Ipad. It’s such a happy song. My grandpa use to sing it to my siblings and me, when we were growing up. Later, on the way to dropping my daughter off at school, I noticed a … Continue reading #1

#FF: Re-humanizing Cafe

Photo Prompt ©️Dale Rogerson This patio welcomed every passerby. The funny part is, NYC natives tell the same story: after a brief stay, every resident reroutes ship to sail this street as often as possible. Ezra did just that. Angelina’s Sip & Sweets was the best, hands down. The light’s collapsed upon an atmosphere of adventure, wonder and, yet, peace. Graduating from year to year, the coffee shop gained the best preposterous stories; satisfying the craze of so many ill-fuctioning businessmen. Ezra sheepishly chuckled. In her 29 years, she’s, occasionally,  relied on her hot mocha latte to survived work with a horrendous hangover. Whoops! … Continue reading #FF: Re-humanizing Cafe

This Is It😍

*TRIGGER WARNING * SENSITIVE SUBJECT (S) POST Growing up, I felt “sick”… Or at least that’s how my mother influenced me to feel about my sexuality. We never had that birds and bees conversation. We never had any conversation about sexual health! She always said, while growing up, she didn’t have time to date. She said she was to focused on her career and enjoying hobbies. So, at a very early age, sex was FORBIDDEN! NOW, in addition, early on in my life, I noticed I thought women were very beautiful. I loved their shape and appreciated their gorgeous eyes and makeup (obviously this was before … Continue reading This Is It😍

You are Enough

You are the author of your story. You decide when chapters are over and how they end. You decide who stays and who fades, what details matter and which do not, what points deserve recognition and which are insignificant. The pen is in your hand. The story is yours: choices, thoughts, storyline, characters and ending  .. What will it say? Who will you be?  Embrace the creativity that life is and the freedom that you’ve been given 😘💜🐢 Continue reading You are Enough

Top 10

Reasons I Love My Daughter in School :

  • She makes new friends.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of friendships. I truly wish I realized this, that my parents nurtured this idea when I was my daughter’s age.

  • I see other parents.

Suddenly I don’t feel so alone in the ” sometimes” struggles that feel like suffocation.

  • I hear others parenting.

This morning, I walked past an older woman of whom I’ve spoken to before. She had a small child with her, and she was instructing, “You always let the girls to first.” Way to go ma’am. That’s chivelry this world’s forgotten. Continue reading “Top 10”

I’m Thinking About You

Don’t those words usually feel warm and fuzzy! It’s one of the “perfect moments” in life, as I call them. To know someone had you in mind, hoping you’re doing at least ok, but lovely enough to tell you as much. Life is this one shot…. Right now it’s all we’re promised… I want you to know I am thinking about you this evening. A few of you have become dear to me, and I sure do appreciate you! As the weekend comes to a close, and we get ready for a sleep ( or have already awakened to a beautiful day), I just want you … Continue reading I’m Thinking About You

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Woman survives cancer, not once, but twice. Teacher shields her students in a school attack. Child decides to raise money for a parent’s bill. Man pushes himself to regain independency. Young man assists an elderly across the street. An employee encourages a special needs customer to help. Volunteering with disaster relief Donating blood. Registering as an organ donor. Praying Hugging Listening. There’s angels that walk this earth… That blend in with all of us… They don’t wear capes. They’re deciding to be kind. They’re demonstrating how to lead. They’re dedicating time to others. Not all heroes wear capes, Many of them, though they feel “ordinary”, Made … Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes

I’ve Just Discovered Him

I don’t do life without laughter! I just can’t; especially with society’s pms’ing Offended nonsense these days. Tonight, I REALLY needed my endorphins! (And My scale was already threatening me to stay away from my KitKats) Surfing Netflix, I came across this pale, odd, and homosexual looking fella. His name is Daniel Sloss! “Why Not?!”, I said to myself… BEST DECISION IVE MADE TODAY! 😂😂😂😂 Now, he’s a bit twisted… But all of humor is, even in the slightest. He has colorful language ( which I usually can’t stand!). He’s genuinely funny! His subject matter is real, raw, and current. It’s honest and he hits every … Continue reading I’ve Just Discovered Him

Reaching My Goal

Attention 😀 : I am blessed to have 142 followers as of this morning. That’s hard for me to believe, but it’s my honor to have so many enjoy my posts. I hope to continue enriching life here 🙂 For a bit of excitement, I’m running a contest to see who wins the 200th follower spot! The current follower AND the 200th will be my Smokin Feature Writers for a week. I will post a picture (with given permission) and a  short bio (whatever you’d prefer it to say) of each individual. I will also post a link to your blog. I may even create an … Continue reading Reaching My Goal

FRI-YAY!

Goooooooood Morning everyone (did you read that in your best Robin Williams voice?) ((if not, read it again 😁😁))! How has your day kicked off? You make it to the coffee pot yet? I’m about 3/4th way through my first cup, and this is usually when I refill. I am a funny coffee drinker. I can’t stand lukewarm and a scalding hot coffee is really fun haha. Anyway, I am going to sit here and fidget with my Amazon FireStick some. Have a super morning 🙃😄 Continue reading FRI-YAY!

It’s Beyond Coincidental

the-fit-geek.tumblr.com/post/177957463530/be-patient-with-yourself-all-flowers-blossom-at “Be patient with yourself. All flowers blossom at different times.” —CKJ, Finding Avalon     I was talking to a friend this morning because I couldn’t take anymore. (thank you The Good The Human for offering a listening ear. That really touched my heart!) She helped me realize I have been emotionally overwhelmed, in the last 3 days, and I needed to diffuse so I felt better. She’s so awesome, and she’s naturally a positive woman with encouragement and kindness to give. It’s impossible to end a conversation with her and feel crummy. Once we were finished talking, I came across this quote on tumbl’r. … Continue reading It’s Beyond Coincidental

Seventeen Years Later

Wow!…

I can’t wrap my brain around the idea that our United States has seen this many “9/11″s.

Before that September Day, for many of us.. 9-11 was 9-1-1. It symbolized hope, and help. Teachers and parents taught us, as children, these three, single digit numbers, were a life-line to call someone “in an emergency”. If someone needed help, if something happened at home, if a friend was bleeding or in pain, 9-1-1 was all we needed to dial, and the situation would be better.

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Suicide Awareness Month #2

These are the 5 steps to get involved in someone’s life who may be suicidal. Now, you may say, “Brandy, my (whomever) was happy go lucky all the time. (Whomever) was always smiling and laughing. I had no idea there was even a problem.” Robin Williams is exactly this scenario. When people hurt the most, he/she will  use tactics to disguise the pain. Individuals, who hurt so deeply, don’t want to trouble others with their problems. Not only that, they believe no one hears them anyway. Is that incorrect? Were they talking to deaf ears? That’s a topic for another post. Here is how you can … Continue reading Suicide Awareness Month #2

Suicide Awareness Month #3

striking facts: ▪ Five million Americans have attempted suicide. Every seventeen minutes, one of them succeeds. ▪ Three and a half million Americans are survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Most of them have been left with a sense of guilt and deep grief. ▪ Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate in this country rose over 30%. ▪ Between 1952 and 1995, the suicide rate of young people (ages 15-24) tripled. ▪ Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. ▪ There are more deaths annually of young people by suicide than automobile fatalities. ▪ Fifteen percent of clinically depressed people commit … Continue reading Suicide Awareness Month #3

Little Explorers 🐢🐢

Ben is in the back. He’s extraverted, maybe because he wasn’t traumatized shortly after arriving here 🤔🤦🏼‍♀️. Jerry is chilling towards the back of the tub. They’re so little, I thought some time in a big opened space, warmer water and overhead light would do them some good. I’m definitely going to have to pick up a better home kit for them. Anyway, this is our #SundayFunday 😉😉🐢 (and yes Ben & Jerry like ice cream 😂😂). Some how Calandra has picked up, “Baby? You want ice cream?” Like she came out saying that!! Hahaha Zivah is talking at the … Continue reading Little Explorers 🐢🐢

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me🌺

I am a twin. I love rainbows. I’m 5’5″ tall. I could live without bacon and the beach. I only drink Pure Leaf and Gold Peak Tea. I was born in the evening. My first pet was a dog. I played the Saxophone and Clarinet in high school. I prefer nights. The only Broadway show I’ve ever seen is Cats. I want to do Private Investigation work but feel to late to begin. I am attracted to both genders (Bisexual) and personality (Demisexual). Seven o’clock is my favorite hour of the day. I’ve never been drunk. I’ve been on a cruise. Now I will tag 5 … Continue reading 15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me🌺