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 …Continue reading "Losing Fear"
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 …Continue reading "Book Review: Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone"
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 …Continue reading "Contrast"
No rescue needed my life isn’t a fairytale strong women survive Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015Continue reading "Not Your Little Princess – A Haiku"
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 …Continue reading "Morning Coffee – A Flash Fiction"
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 …Continue reading "Authenticity, Book Promotions And Sticking With My Own Darn Voice"
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, …Continue reading "Saffron – An A to Z Challenge Post"
R is for Rue More extensively used in the past, this herb is still a part of Ethiopian cuisine, especially the leaves and berries of the plant. It was used extensively during the Roman times, and still holds on to some popularity in Mediterranean countries, despite its bitter taste. Added to flavor grappa. Matches well …Continue reading "Rue – An A to Z Challenge Post"
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 …Continue reading "Earth Day – A Haiku"
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 …Continue reading "Quassia – An A to Z Challenge Post"