“Hesitate.”


Hesitate, and the moment passes. Hesitate, and you miss the opportunity. Hesitate, and you will become regretful. Hesitate, and your dreams will not become real. Hesitation is a consideration as you continue through life. Hesitation is a fear while remaining confident knowing the experiences to overcome life’s hesitations builds character and knowledge. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Hesitate.”

NaNoWriMo OR Blogging


Over the past eleven days, my desire to creatively produce content for this blog, while engrossed with my NaNoWriMo 50,000 word challenge has become an either or episode in my life. To be specific, the novels research has consumed my time while anxiety and shame filled my soul for failing to walk two miles or take my Yoga classes. These decisions of either or has … Continue reading NaNoWriMo OR Blogging

“Trust.”


Jacob and Hellen, have been married for twenty years when Hellen arrived home from work a couple of hours earlier than usual. As Hellen turned into the driveway, she was surprised to see an “Easy Man, Maid Service” car parked on the street in front of their house. She assumed the car maybe for one of her neighborhoods. Seven years earlier, Hellen went back to … Continue reading “Trust.”

“Subdued.”


It’s been ten hours since I have seen my best friends and usually, they are home. I can tell something is wrong since the neighbor’s German shepherd, Felix is barking happy barks. I’m worried. Something may have happened to them because I’m usually smelling food cooking on the stove and getting tasty treats while the meal is being cooked. If they don’t return home soon. … Continue reading “Subdued.”

Radical Moose Encounter


What would be the radical experiences to capture morning photos of the sunrise at a place called Silver Lake at Brighton Utah, 8000 feet above sea level? I never thought the term wildlife and landscape photographer would describe me but after an encounter with a young bull moose. I can say it applies. As I stood with a jacket, cap, long pants, hiking boots and … Continue reading Radical Moose Encounter

“Shared Journeys”


I have taken many journeys across the US either by car, motorcycle, and tractor trailer. During all of my travel’s my family and my mother, in particular, worried about me going alone. I have shared my journey with people I have met along the way who are friends to this day. My, solo journeys are filled with unknown possibilities, friends to meet and discoveries to … Continue reading “Shared Journeys”

Elusive


Elusive are my thoughts when writing. Elusive is my focus when reading. Elusive are the photos I want to capture. Elusive are my attempts when trying to achieve what I want. My journey has taught elusiveness disappears with persistent determination and perseverance. Believing in what you want can be elusive and hampered by those crossing your path. M.J.Leake WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Elusive

“Empty”


The empty feelings when a loved one is no longer in your life. The empty feelings when love is not present. The empty feelings when all hope is lost. Reach out to someone in your life, to reconnect and feel the love with a phone call to hear their voice or stand in their presence to share the love. Someone loves you. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Empty”

“Fork”


Forks in the road take place every moment, hour, and day throughout life Decisions can be simple or life-changing like, do you order pancakes or waffles or do you marry or not marry, and should you wear underwear or not wear underwear. Procrastination is usually the result or annoyance to others, hence the saying, “Sh*% or get off the pot.” Either way, remember to enjoy … Continue reading “Fork”

“Burning Down The House”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.” Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab? It is 2:00 am and the house is on fire, the kids are safe outside with the dog who alerted everyone and is on the front lawn barking at the fire blazing through the roof. … Continue reading “Burning Down The House”

Gut Feeling


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gut Feeling.” When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call? I believe women hold a distinctive adavantage with the ability to listen and follow their instinctive inside voice better than men. Men have heard their screaming instinctive voice yelling, … Continue reading Gut Feeling