Losing Fear

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong j.c. pierce What are you afraid of most? As artists and creatives, we often explore our own fears, as well as those of our audience, pushing it further than most, beyond that barrier that keeps others from taking action. Being a creative …

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Book Review: Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

Title: The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday Book 1) Author: Melissa McClone Publisher: Tule Publishing Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: April 2nd, 2015 Rating: 5/5 Stars I recently began reading the Royal Holiday Series by Tule Publishing, which features short romances from different authors, but with a royal theme. The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone is …

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Contrast

tiny yellow bird the darkness embraces us both finally, I’m home Contrast is everywhere, it is our constant companion right up there with change and death. I am not trying to sound morbid because all three actually show us the beauty of what surrounds us. Without contrast, there would be nothing highlighted, nothing boasted out …

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Morning Coffee – A Flash Fiction

Hands shaking, she knew she would never take another step for granted. Too many years, too many battles past through and won, did not leave her without scars, but they did not leave her broken. Not yet, not at this time, when she had one more thing left to do. Dropping the crushed pill into …

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Authenticity, Book Promotions And Sticking With My Own Darn Voice

looking honestly at authentic reflection taking off the mask Have you ever done or written something because you think it would be what is expected? Something that might make for a good promo, but is absolutely not you? And has it left you with the same hollow feeling than it does when you go to …

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Saffron – An A to Z Challenge Post

S is for Saffron: The world’s most expensive spice, this highly valued culinary addition is so powerful that only a few strands are needed to flavor and color an entire dish. Most imported saffron originates from Spain. The ground variety loses its flavor and is often not real saffron. Matches well with: risotto, soup, tomatoes, …

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Earth Day – A Haiku

Screaming frustration a little too late to win one day not enough We dedicate one day — one stinking, single day — a year to take care of something that we should be taking care of every day. You might say, this is better than nothing, but in the big picture of it all, it is nothing. This day …

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Quassia – An A to Z Challenge Post

Q is for Quassia Quassia or Jamaican wood is often added to sodas and bitters, but should be approached with caution. While it has been used as a digestive and to treat anorexia, it has reduced fertility in animal studies. Used as a contact insecticide as well (which makes you second guess drinking a soda …

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