Thursday Photo Prompt – Cracked Ice #writephoto

Calling all writers and poets! Sue offers a writing challenge each Thurs called #writephoto – There’s still time to get in on this week’s challenge! (Not sure why this is so off center, but to read it, best to go straight to Sue’s page.)
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#writephoto

 Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 7th December and link back to this post with a pingback. Please make sure that the pingback works and if not, copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

Please note that as this weekend is the Silent Eye’s event in the Isle of Anglesey, I may not be able to respond to comments or reblog as quickly as usual.

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Don’t forget to use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.

You can find all last week’s entries in the round-up. Please visit and read the stories and poems and explore the sites of their writers.

The first  posts will feature on the blog during the week and all posts will be included in…

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New release by Stevie Turner – Waiting in the Wings

A Book Promo – beautiful true story of a care-giver. Book available on Amazon.
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Waiting in the Wings: A new book by Stevie Turner

Available NOW on Amazon HERE

At the grand old age of 92, my mother Dot suddenly starts telling me that she loves me. I am quite dumbstruck at these outbursts of emotion, as she has never mentioned the fact before in all of my 58 years. Over the entire course of my lifetime we have often argued bitterly, and have never really seen eye-to-eye over anything. I squirm with the inner knowledge that she wants me to reply in a similar vein, but try as I might, I cannot.

The guilt I feel at being unable to grant Dot her wish is overwhelming. As Dot’s health deteriorates more towards the final chapters of her life, I take on the role of carer. I find the only way to bring her out of her perpetual misery is to reminisce on past…

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Please Your Readers – 3 Trope Tactics

For all the writers out there. Some great advice!
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tropesI’m a genre whore. 70% of what I read is Young Adult fantasy or dystopian fiction. I’d make it 100% but I actually want to read my friends books and occasionally I like dipping my toes in other stuff like (thrillers, crime, literary fiction) and then there’s non-fiction business, marketing and mindset books and of course, my other love, conspiracies.

But the point is, I’m a big slutty slut slut when it comes to YA fantasy/dystopian. I gobble it up like a starving orphan. Why?

Because I love that shit. I love it so much I’d motorboat them books all night long and carry a caffeine drip to work because I stayed up so late reading (happens a LOT).

But, having read a lot of books in the same genre I can confidently say, they are ALL the same story. No really, they are. But its the familiarity that drags me…

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Count Your Blessings

Come count your blessings!
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Stay Strong, Daily Warrior!

Dear daily warriors,

This post is VERY special.

We will talk about blessings and spread the positivity all around.

According to an article at positivepsychologyprogram.com,“Gratitude can make your life happier and more satisfying. When we feel gratitude, we benefit from the pleasant memory of a positive event in our life. Also, when we express our gratitude to others, we strengthen our relationship with them” (Seligman, 2012).

So for this post, I encourage you to write 3 things that you are grateful for TODAY.

  • You can write it in the comments; OR
  • You can publish a post about it, and use pingback  or link back to this post for us to read.
  • Make sure to include why you are grateful for each thing.

To give you an idea, you can ask yourself some of these questions:

“Is there something in my situation that I can be grateful for?”
“What made…

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night sacrifice

Such a beautiful poem and it makes you stop and think… I am sure the moon doesn’t mind its sacrifice!
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I gaze up at night
to see the moon gazing
back at me
its muted light barely
cuts the darkness
it does not get the acclaim
the daytime sun garners
we do not lay under its
glow – soaking up rays
instead we sleep while
it keeps guard

it is unique in the sky

does it get lonely
I gaze up at night
and ask the man I see
if it is worth the sacrifice

Just Jot It January 13th  –  sacrifice

Imaginary Garden  –  The Tuesday Platform

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