“Ovation, A short story”


The yearly winter carnival held on Lake George, in upstate New York, has produced many fish and sledding tales that have become legendary folklore. But during the 1967 winter carnival, every teenage boy tried to sled across the bottom end of the lake near the Lake George shoreline. Local politician Gerald Koranski’s 14-year-old son was the closest who stopped ten feet short of the mounds … Continue reading “Ovation, A short story”

“Cake.”


  Working in an office environment is essentially a cake environment. Cake for birthdays, Cake for returning to work, Cake for leaving or taking a new position, Cake for the baby shower, Cake for the bridal shower, Cake for completion of a project, and finally, cake from a co-worker who wants to use us as recipe testers. I sure wish someone would bring in some … Continue reading “Cake.”

Surface versus Fear


The surface of life is easily visible to the human eye. Fear prevents verbal interaction which would build discoveries. Our surface is what we project. Fear of self-reflection to discover what is beneath and within. Honest self-reflection is the journey to overcome the fear of revealing what’s beneath the surface. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Surface versus Fear

“Punishment”


Punishment is a form of revenge for victims who suffers directly from an offense. However, others who become aware of the offense, by sight or knowledge usually voice their opinions and desires to see some a form of punishment. Hence the statement, crime against humanity, we all suffer. Since the beginning of time punishments have become the norm to correct certain heinous behaviors although most … Continue reading “Punishment”

“Desert, which one?”


After an argument, I deserted my wife for the solitude and warmth of the desert, where I enjoyed the chocolate cake she made for dessert. When I return home with sunburned arms and face, she stated, I received my just desserts. One word, two different meaning, add an “S,” and it becomes sweet. 🙂 WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Desert, which one?”

“Burn”


The word burn can conjure up many ideas of the flame burning to cause injury or to warm feet around a fire. However, this single word contains so many meanings, literally and culturally. A burning flame can destroy life with its heat melting anything in its path causing smoke to choke the life from everything alive. When controlled and contained, a burning flame provides heat, … Continue reading “Burn”

“Prophecy”


  Those who have the ability of prophecy have an enormously incredible talent, and for centuries many have claimed this unique ability. Their predictions have included everything from the religious end of days to human encounters with aliens. I understand why prophets make a prediction. However, many people have predicted the outcome of a sporting event. If a prophet predicted the lottery numbers or the … Continue reading “Prophecy”

“Divide”


Dividing time for Parents. Dividing time for Children. Dividing time for a Spouse. Dividing time for Work. Dividing time for Hobbies. Dividing time for doing Nothing For the past ten days, I have not posted any blogs. However, I have read a couple of competing novels I have wanted to read for the past six months, and I have completed the finishing touches on several … Continue reading “Divide”

“I Have Skills”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Got Skills.” If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? It has been some time since posting a blog as I have been reading several really good books along with writing and researching for my own novels. So as I read the above … Continue reading “I Have Skills”

Handle with care?


How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty? Criticism both positive and negative, is what we all need to measure ourselves, however most people cannot accept negative criticism as it hurts their feeling and destroys their belief within themselves. I accepted criticism positive and negative as a way to learn and discover … Continue reading Handle with care?