Thank you!

Linda G. Hill

I want to express my deepest gratitude to all who have bought and shared my novelette, All Good Stories. I’m truly grateful for this WordPress community, and I’m humbled by the outpouring of love and caring I’ve found here, from friends and strangers alike. Since I posted my plea for help, I’ve sold 79 copies and gone from #1,600,000 on the Kindle Paid Best Seller List to #14,376, which is awesome. More importantly than that, I’ve doubled the number of reviews on Amazon.com to six. Only 19 to go to reach that magic number where Amazon begins to promote my book!

I’m still hoping to reach $100 in royalties, which means 350 sales; Amazon only pays me 35 cents on a 99 cent book. It seems an insurmountable goal, but maybe it’s not. If you haven’t shared  this post yet, please do so. Any social media will do…

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Soul Baring Fright

 

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Bernadette from Haddon Musing invites us to use the prompt and the photo and write a piece of purple prose or poetry starting with It was a dark and stormy night.  Let’s have some spooky fun.  Post your link in the comments section

It was a dark and stormy night

Fragile trees with gnarled knees

Their appearance quite a fright

I walked for miles and miles

As I was pulled by your smiles

A fingernail moon in a sable sky

Oh Father time, if only I could fly

My soul bared with overwhelming fright

This nightmarish ride will etch my life

Suddenly a breeze brushed my face

Sensations of another sharing my space

Tranquility speaks as I encountered no harm

My soul can slumber while cradled in your arms

-Eugenia

Cheers! 🎃

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I’ve Many Meows Yet Unsung

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 That silly gremlin called me a grimalkin

That arrogant imp, what a wimp

I’ve many meows yet unsung

My lives are far from being done

I’ve many days left in the sun

-Amanda, Eugenia’s cat

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This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word grimalkin.  Please drop by and join the fun at  patriciasplace

 

 

Definition: grimalkin
noun;  a cat, an old female cat, an ill-tempered old woman

Cheers! 🐱

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SOME DAYS….

Haddon Musings

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CEFALU, SICILY

Some Days
by Philip Terman

Some days you have to turn off the news
and listen to the bird or truck
or the neighbor screaming out her life.
You have to close all the books and open
all the windows so that whatever swirls
inside can leave and whatever flutters
against the glass can enter. Some days
you have to unplug the phone and step
out to the porch and rock all afternoon
and allow the sun to tell you what to do.
The whole day has to lie ahead of you
like railroad tracks that drift off into gravel.
Some days you have to walk down the wooden
staircase through the evening fog to the river,
where the peach roses are closing,
sit on the grassy bank and wait for the two geese.

Thanks for taking the time to read,

bernadette

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Tuesday Chatter 51 – And Thank You!

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If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more pleasing than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats that deserves a steaming cuppa coffee with pumpkin spice and everything nice.

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to stop in and chat

about this and that

My, myself and I

and BrewNSpew

give our sincere thanks

to all of you

I was taking a walk about the premise, coffee in one hand and my phone in the other.  Another splendid fall day here in our neck of the woods and I couldn’t resist taking a pic of this gorgeous tree decked out with red leaves. I also stopped by to check on Sally Sue because we’re preparing to take a trip to Blue Ridge for the weekend, prior to Halloween. I’m looking so forward to this trip and so is Sally Sue.We’re going to razzle-dazzle with the best of them while cruising through this quaint little mountain town. I am hoping to find many opportunities for photo shots. To be continued…

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Fall arrived in my neighborhood

You know, I am amazed at the talent on WordPress, and I am very pleased to be a part of the blogosphere, sharing thoughts and interlinking with others.  We have become an invaluable source for information indeed. Thus my reason for featuring a blog or two once a week. I feel it’s like sharing the wealth.

With that said, I am featuring jeffheggie.The Life of a Father, Husband and Entrepreneur. Jeff’s blog is as he describes offering a variety of topics. Please stop by and show your support.

The header of my blog says, The Life of a Father, Husband and Entrepreneur. I use that because my post may jump around a bit. I enjoy writing about the business side of life but the father and husband part of my life are by far the most important to me. That’s why one of my categories is Heggie Life. This is the category that is more focused on family and events than business.

If you are looking for a class act blog, then I found it for you oaktownvibes.  There is so much going on in this blog, there is not a chance of you becoming bored.  It has a bold and outstanding look that is very appealing.

I’m just an ordinary guy from Oakland California. I am absolutely in love with my city and the people. If the city of Oakland could be embodied by one person, I believe that person would be myself. One thing I love about Oakland is that everyone is of the same race, the human race. The vibe there is amazing, everyone is accepted, no matter who you are or where you come from. When I was growing up, I didn’t see color, people were judged based on how they treated others and the passions they pursued.

beBee and me, we’re still going strong. You know their theme color is orange and here’s the reason why.

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Orange:

Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.

Enthusiasm: Orange is optimistic and extroverted – the color of the uninhibited.

Rejuvenation: Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.

Stimulation: Orange is not as passionate or as excitable as red, but it is stimulating, particularly to the appetite – the worst color to have in the kitchen if you want to lose weight.

Courage: Orange helps us to take account of our lives, to face the consequences, to take action and make appropriate changes, and then to move onward and upward.

Vitality: Orange has a more balanced energy than red, not as passionate and aggressive, but full of vitality.

Tuesday Chatter is a weekly event. Join in and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at Tuesday Chatter 

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought a few tidbits of Halloweeny things might be of interest.

Wed., Oct. 26th is Pumpkin Day

What many people don’t know is that the pumpkin is actually a plant from the new world, like all squash, so the image of pumpkin jack-o-lanterns in front of ancient medieval homes is just plain wrong. These are an all American (And South American) plant, and the jack-o-lantern at Halloween is a distinctly New World thing.

Thur., Oct. 27th is Black Cat Day

Nothing is quite as elegant as a black cat—like a miniature Amazonian jaguar, they doze atop the highest point in the area, waking for several hours daily to prowl around hunting for a tasty morsel. But black cats and kittens are often overlooked when animal shelters are looking for new homes, and can be at the shelter much longer than they should be. So why is this?

Sun., Oct. 30th is Candy Corn Day

You either love it or hate it, there’s little variance between the two. Candy Corn, some describe it as waxy and sickeningly sweet, and others just can’t seem to get enough of this seasonal treat. Whether handed out in small packets at Halloween or served in heaping bowls on grandma’s table, Candy Corn is an icon of the season, and you know that Autumn is here when it starts showing up.

Mon., Oct 31st is Halloween

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I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 🎃

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https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pumpkin-day/

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Let me be What I see

 

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 My point of view, as chimerical as it may be

Gives reason to ponder, perhaps even wonder

My crystal ball so clouded that I can’t see

If living in a chimerical world would let me be me

-Eugenia

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This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word chimerical .  Please drop by and join the fun at patriciasplace

 

 

Definition of chimerical
adj; unreal, imaginary, wildly fanciful,
something that exists only in the imagination

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️ 🎃

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Tuesday Chatter 50

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If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more pleasing than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats that deserves a steaming cuppa coffee that’s clear as mud.

Hey, did you know today is Wear Something Gaudy Day? While you are sitting at your favorite cafe enjoying that wake-me-up cuppa joe, you can don your gaudiest ensemble.  Don’t miss out on your chance to show off your wildest taste in clothes!

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“The point of Wear Something Gaudy day is to stand out, so choose brightly colored fabrics with intense patterns. Maybe you can haul down your grandmothers drapes for the day and be seen in a shocking paisley brocade, or dig up those purchases you made that you didn’t realize were awful until you got them home. Wear Something Gaudy Day is your opportunity to show off the bright garishness that has passed through the annals of fashion history! Even throwing on a eye-searing boa can be a simple way to celebrate, or you can just wear colors that clash. Everyone has pieces in their wardrobe that just don’t go, so get in there and make peoples eyes waggle!”

Of course, Sally Sue wanted to wear a boa (not the snake) while cruising down Canton Street in downtown Roswell. Canton Street is an interesting thoroughfare as it is popular with the look-at-me types.  I haven’t figured out why, except that Canton St. is lined with eclectic cafes, bars, and cute little shops. It’s quite entertaining to sit outside at one of the cafes and people watch. Of course, Sally Sue is raring to go and join in with the “in crowd”. She’s definitely a show-off.

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picmonkey-image67beBee is beebusy! Many new Ambassadors have been selected – twenty-two positive and engaging contributors willing to promote beBee. We’re having some fun now! You can see beBee on Twitter and Facebook, as we bees are swarming just about everywhere.

You know how much I love poems, as I write them myself mainly because I like to mess up words and stretch their meanings to the max. Well, with that said, I am featuring a blog that displays some excellent poetry. flammablepie I know you will be pleased with my selection. Stop in and take a look for yourself.

Each morning I stare into my black tea,
Waiting, hoping for my thoughts to break free,
To flow like the rivers do to the sea,
But alas, my mind has nothing for me.

And, I am featuring another great blogger this week. I have good vibes from his posts and see a bright blogging future for areyoustillreading Please stop in show some support.

Okay so I received a notification yesterday stating that I’d hit 100 followers. Now I know compared to some of you ‘bigwig’ bloggers that that is minuscule and you probably gain that in a week or a month, but I was a little surprised that I’d hit treble figures🙂. -The Bloggerman

Tuesday Chatter is a weekly event. Join in and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at Tuesday Chatter

Autumn leaves adorning the trees

Marigolds and gourds adorn our land

Making it stunning and Oh so grand!

A cool crisp breeze startles the trees

Blanketing the past with golden leaves

Our steps now are hidden where we walked

Our friends, the leaves – not ones to talk

But, soon the wind will inevitably blow

 Revelations of what we didn’t want to show

and surely didn’t want you to know

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/wear-something-gaudy-day/

Do Unto Others

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 Others should do unto others

as they would want done to them,

not to themselves

If I had my druthers

-Eugenia

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In Other Words, a weekly event.

This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word druthers.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

 

Cheers!

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Tuesday Chatter 49

 

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If we were having coffee, I find there is nothing more pleasing than useful and useless chatter. This is one of those chats that deserves apple cider with cinnamon sticks. Yum.

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Last week, I wasn’t able to compile Tuesday Chatter because of my ailing left hand. I posted a short story about my tumble, which resulted in an out-of-commission left hand. But I am pretty resilient and do my best to move on. You know, it finally feels like fall has arrived as it is currently 55 degrees in north Georgia, which is a major boost to my mood. YES!!

Oh zowie

I have an owie

but I’m no slouch

I won’t be a grouch

I feel a little better

I’m a real go-getter

I know I’ll be okay

with each passing day.

With that said, I decided to stop by Sally Sue’s place while I was taking a brisk walk around the premise. She’s loving the cooler weather too because she knows she will be showing off while out and about. You know, I find that Sally Sue has an attitude! Yep, I realize she’s a car but she can be a real brat at times. She locked us out the other night and we had to call AAA. Can you imagine the gall of that car? Well, it turned out okay in the end but she was grounded for a few days after that stunt. To be continued…

As  The Honey Drizzles

And my fav beBee, gets better by the day! Just take a look at these upcoming new features! It’s a whole new world of fun and IMO, very exciting.

  • Instant messaging
  • Video conferencing enabling file exchange
  • Multipicture buzzes  (galleries)
  • Better UX1084
  • Carrousel multimedia
  • Live video buzzes with live comments
  • Producer with Video buzzes embedded.
  • Job ads with social features
  • Tools to tailor your feed
  • More native apps
  • Stings ( bookmark your favourite content and authors)
  • Stickers
  • Notifications improvements
  • Super searcher ( you will be able to find any content : buzzes, bees, hives, services, companies, whatever )
  • A very fast platform … as fast as Jamaican sprinters 🙂

If you are a fan of social media, you’re missing out if you don’t get involved.

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Featuring

Moving along, I’ve met many nice bloggers recently. I meet many of them through Jacqueline’s blog  https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/category/a-link-to-my-neighbourscommunity/ What a nice person she is and excellent at helping us link up with one another.

There are other bloggers that share links, as well, which the idea is a great way for us to get know each other. Don’t you agree?

While I am on the subject of sharing, I feature fellow bloggers on my  site too. This week I am featuring  jgoodwithsports If you are sports enthusiast, you will appreciate this blog. Here is an excerpt from JGood’s About page. Believe me, this is an impressive, well put together blog.

I just turned 27, working full time in downtown Chicago and also working part time at the fitness center of the University where I graduated from back in 2013. Besides watching or participating in sports, I’m usually on my xbox, watching Netflix, educating myself in some way, or doing something adventurous with my girlfriend (i.e. at Sky Zone).

Tuesday Chatter is a weekly event. Join in and leave a link to your blog or a favorite post for others to enjoy at Tuesday Chatter

I’m Eugenia and it’s time to put a wrap on this chat. So long from this week’s Tuesday Chatter and have a great week!

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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Golden Hen

 

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Beckoning all pixies and fairies

I’m beset with woe o’er a shrouded foe

he came with the wind

stole the golden hen

and her cackleberries

-Eugenia

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In Other Words, a weekly event.

This week the event is to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word cackleberries.  Please drop by and join the fun at Patricia’s Place

Cheers! 🍵 ☕️

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