My Writing…

This is a place for my writing…it’s flawed, but it’s all mine. I have all these people in my head struggling to have their stories told, some live in this world, others live in worlds not our own. They all have trials to overcome, pain to endure, and for some love to find…

I welcome you as I bring MYMINDTOTHEPAGE….

To my fellow writers, this is all my very first draft, so please be kind!

Learning to Breath ~~ Chapter One

Something old I wrote a long time ago….I’m thinking of bringing it back up for a revision.

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This was a simple ballet, nothing more, nothing spectacular. No reason to be nervous. But her belly swirled with so much nervous energy she could run a flying circus with all that was going on in there.

Nerves didn’t belong here tonight, but tonight was a monumental step—for her. Going out alone was something she’d never done. Not a social creature, long nights with two, or maybe three chick-flicks, and a tub of popcorn, maybe a half a bottle of wine, was what she called a successful night out—or in, technically it was in.

Now, her husband on the other hand had been the social butterfly. He craved the pulse of the crowd and had that magnetic ability to pull everyone in a room around him, to rotate in orbit around him—the life of the party. She had merely been his satellite, present and accounted for, an integral part of his life, and by extension of being his lovely wife became a part of the party. Otherwise, she would have faded into the background. Continue reading

Chapter 1: Thin Mints

This post is graphic in content with torture and non-consensual sex…do not read if you are easily offended.

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The doorbell rang and I opened it. What beautiful children greeted me here. Two little girls, one in her priceless Brownie outfit holding hands with a girl in her green Girl Scout skirt. Their uniforms had been pressed and their little button badges sewn with loving care on their sashes. They were delicious.

I looked at them. “Well hello.” The grin on my face stretched from ear to ear. How I loved little girls. They are full of such promise.

I leaned forward and brushed a curl away from the Brownie’s face. Behind them, waiting protectively on the curb, a mother waited. I raised my hand and waved. She returned my gesture with one of her own. So friendly. I glanced at her beautiful children.

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Poll Fodder

2. You’re taking a vacation alone. Your destination:
A) Beach resort — I just want to relax and de-stress.
B) A group tour — I don’t want to worry about the details.
C) Wherever the dart lands on the map.
D) Every country with a hostel — my backpack is my home.


3. Blackout! You can’t watch TV, so you light some candles and:
A) Dig up some batteries and listen to the radio.
B) Invite the neighbors, light a fire and sing camping songs all night.
C) Find a friend and play games that don’t require electricity. . . Like chess.
D) Drive to the next town — oh sweet Wi-Fi, I’ve found you!


4. The man/woman of your dreams has finally proposed. The relationship is perfect, they are everything you’ve ever dreamed of and ever wanted. They are also a multi-millionaire and want you to sign a prenuptial agreement. Which would you do?
A) Sign it
B) Just not get married


5. If you were going to marry an inanimate object, what would you marry?
Note: A woman has married the Eiffel Tower and another has married the golden gate bridge. Read about it HERE

Bonus: You’ve just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?

You encounter a good looking lost and frantic tourist looking for the airport. You:

30 Days of Truth…Day 30 : A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 30 : 
A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

Aww…shucks,

Dear self,

I love so much about you that it’s hard to put into words. Your perseverance for one thing is what got you where you are today. All that hard work, studying, working, failing, trying again, learning, rinse and repeat. All of it has put you where you are now, and that’s a good place.

I love that you still have new interests to explore. Nothing stagnant in this life! Here’s hoping you make something of a writing career. You can add Wife, Mother, Rocket Scientist, Doctor, and then Author to your life checklist.

I love your husband. He’s such a cutie. Glad that you found him when you did. Glad that he clung to you when he did and forced you to realize he wasn’t going anywhere in life without you. He’s been the one true treasure in your life. I love your children, they are wonderfully obstinate. Just what they should be as young men who are developing their identities away from the shadow of mother and father.

I love your friendships, those old, new, and especially those bridging the distance of time and space. I look forward to you weaving  those threads in your life back in and out of the rich tapestry they form.

With hugs and kisses,

Yourself!

 

Now wasn’t that just SUPER SAPPY! I have to tell you I’m a little sad that this 30-day challenge has come to an end. I’ve sort of enjoyed exploring these daily challenges. Let’s see what I can come up with next!

 

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!

30 Days of Truth… Day 29 : Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.

So I was wandering around the blogosphere when I came across “30 Days of Truth” just being undertaken by a fellow blogger. The idea is to make a blog post each day for 30 days, using the prompts provided:


Day 29 : 
Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.

I think I could enjoy myself more, take myself less seriously. Sometimes I just don’t know how to let loose and relax and I do that with very few people. I miss a lot of opportunities that way to laugh and smile and enjoy.

I wish I could forgive easier and faster. I’m a grudge holder, always have been. I need time and distance to get over things and time and distance can be precious commodities within a relationship. My hubby rarely gets mad and if he does he’s over it within five or ten minutes. It’s more like days for me. I don’t know how he does it, but I wish sometimes I could forgive and forget with far greater ease and grace.

I think that’s enough negativity here. I’m not negative in nature and I don’t want to be here in this space.

What about you? Care to join me in the 30-Days of Truth Challenge? Answer the question in the comments…it’ll be fun!