Learning to Breath ~~ Chapter One

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


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

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?

!Kreativ Blogger Award!

Kreativ Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by TraceyLynnTobin. I took the 30-Day Challenge from her blog and have been following it as I’ve journeyed down my own 30-day challenge. She just finished as is onto another challenge. I may or may not keep up with her on that one.

So I was wondering what exactly is this ‘Award.’ I mean, I’m a newbie with this whole blogging thing and really don’t know how this community works. This is what I’ve found: the idea is to “award” blogs that you enjoy and who you believe deserve this kreativ award. As a recipient of the award the bloggers (aka me now) give readers some random facts about themselves and pass the torch on. So without further ado, the Kreativ Blogger Award rules:

1. You must thank the person who gave you the award.
I thank TraceyLynnTobin from Nopageleftblank . I was stunned and honored to find someone thought my blog interesting, let alone creative. My blog is in its infancy and she found it shortly after it started. I’ve drawn inspiration from her blog, and am really just spreading my wings to see where I wind up. Thanks for the nomination, and please everyone go check out her blog! She shares my passion for writing, so that’s all good!

2. You must list ten facts about yourself.

  1. I live with three furry cats. I truly believe that pets increase your lifespan. Each time they do something silly that’s 5 seconds added to your life. I figure I’ve got lot’s of seconds stored up.
  2. I love to dive. Some of you know that, but others don’t. So I’m counting that.
  3. You may not know I used to be an avid spelunker. Took it as a physical education class in college. Nice to get credit for doing something fun.
  4. I sat first chair for my high school’s outrigger paddling team. I was the ‘stroker’ and set the pace for my team.
  5. For the first time in my life I don’t have a five year plan, let alone a three year plan. I have tons of change headed my way and  I have no idea where I’m going to be living in the next three months.
  6. I used to be a gymnast.
  7. I tried out for, made, and then didn’t join the cheerleading squad at my high school.
  8. I have over 2-1/2 hours under my belt in zero-gravity. It came from a time when…
  9. I used to be an honest to goodness rocket scientist. It’s a big joke where I work, because I’m not a rocket scientist anymore.
  10. I wouldn’t change anything in my life. Every step has made me who I am today. I’m far from perfect but that’s okay. It gives me something to work towards.

3. You must tag other bloggers to nominate them for the award and let them know that you’ve nominated them.


And…since I’m so new at this and not really sure how this whole blog networking thing is supposed to be done, I’ll leave it at that. Give my little blog some more time to grow up please!

Book Twelve…..or some other random number

So, I’m ready to write the next erotic romance. I have some ideas, but I thought I’d reach out…to you.


Who do you want to be the heroine? The hero? Who needs to really suffer for love?

I love thinking about plots and motivations, delving into the driving forces behind my creations. Why does she like him? Why does he like her? What stands in the way of her accepting him? What trauma keeps him away from her?

If you’ve ever had a twisted hero or a heroine who’s not perfect…let me know…

I might just write their story! And it will be hot!

A Poem

This is a poem I wrote for one of our families who made the courageous decision to let nature take its course.


Whispers in the Darkness


I have never heard you cry.

I have never heard you laugh.

I have never heard you burble or burp or coo

And yet you have spoken to me as few ever have

The light of your soul burns brightly

It has a force – a quiet radiance – that can’t be ignored

You have spoken

I have listened


I looked to your parents

Trying to find the right words…

Feeling powerless

Words of comfort, encouragement, and sympathy sounding hollow in my ears

Words failed me


But you have spoken for me, relieving me of my burden

You spoke to them of strength, of faith, of acceptance

I watched your silent dialogue and saw you change them

You taught them strength

You showed them comfort

You encouraged them

You grounded their faith

You gave them hope and courage to face what they must

I watched you, and I am in awe


Many people pass through our lives

Tiny stars making up the constellation of our lives

Each one affects us, changing who we are by their touch upon us

Some affect us more than others

Some burn brightly – making us laugh, cry, and rejoice

Some pulse steadily – comforting in their soothing presence

Some shine with an unvarying light – guiding our lives with their stable presence

Some glow with muted warmth – we might miss them if we didn’t pay attention

Your light has touched my soul

I have felt you and been changed

Thank you


In Memory

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!