“Capable.”


Growing up in Miami, during my college year’s I easily maintained a 4,0-grade point average whenever. To pass tests, I imagined calmly strolling along South Beach in Miami Fl with the warm eighty-degree temperatures surrounding my body. But today my mind drifts to the woman who stole my heart, soul, and mind. I spent the previous summer abroad studying history at the University of Spain … Continue reading “Capable.”

“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”

“Percolate.”


Life’s easiest options are breathing, and waking up to a new day. The hardest options are focusing on what to do, and finding the discipline to do what we imagined or dreamed of doing. Life is boring when you don’t look for activities to become involved to enhance your soul. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Percolate.”

“Transformation.”


Halloween is a perfect time to transform your persona into who you want to become with the use of makeup and costumes. Most thoughtful transformations take place deep within the mental psyche away from prying eyes of family friends and opinions. Once revealed to surprised family and friends, the positive comments empowers and reinforces your decision, while negative comments cause a repression of your thoughtful … Continue reading “Transformation.”

National Novel Writing Month Volunteer “(NaNoWriMO)”


  For the past two months, most of my writing time has been dedicated to plotting a story line and developing characters. All of this in preparation as I approach November 1, to participate in the National Novel Writing Month, also known as, NaNoWriMo. In my travel journey across the US, I have attended writers groups in Fredericksburg VA, St. Louis Mo, Scotts Bluff NE, and the … Continue reading National Novel Writing Month Volunteer “(NaNoWriMO)”

“Passionate.”


Passion and love are intertwined around the roots of commitment. Commitment is the prehistoric Red Wood Tree with roots mixed with love and passion. So, when your passionate desires are rooted in a deep love, your dreams and aspirations will come to fruition providing you with a long enjoyable life. WordPress daily word prompt. Continue reading “Passionate.”

“Together.”


  Writing is an important aspect of my life, yet it is only a part of who I am. Reading has been a stalwart for my writing but as of late, reading has received less attention and feels neglected. I sorry, reading, so please accept my apology? Photography, hiking and bicycling has increased, becoming an active part of our life. So, individually, writing, reading, photography, … Continue reading “Together.”

“Twinkle.”


In college, there were weekends when many in my dorm would venture out to the lake near the university for a keg party. I reluctantly attended hoping to leave after an hour to return to my room to study some world history. It was a warm evening when I met a beautiful girl named Saundra, Thompson, standing next to her telescope. She was an astronomy … Continue reading “Twinkle.”

“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

Autonomy


Autonomy is a word used by organizations in political disagreements, against countries, and independent groups rebelling against the establishment. Autonomy is a concept found in moral, political and bioethical philosophy. Within this context, it is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading Autonomy

“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”

“Campanion”


  A companion can be a human, animal or you, and is essential for some people and an option, for others, yet, many do not consider the need for a companion. For 18 plus years of my life, I sometimes lovingly enjoyed a constant companion. However, as I approached the months and days before I became an empty-nester, I dreamed of the solitary life, and my … Continue reading “Campanion”

“B+ Weekend”


Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album. This past weekend reading, writing, and the NFL playoffs were united with music across several genres. Beginning the day reading a couple of Kindle novel’s by Zora Neal Hurston’s, Tell My Horse and Tom Reiss, The Black Count while classical music played softly in the background highlighted by … Continue reading “B+ Weekend”

“Blogger With a Cause”


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blogger With a Cause.” If your day to day responsibilities were taken care of and you could throw yourself completely behind a cause, what would it be? When my day to day responsibilities are secured, I build upon the creative knowledge of my writing, painting, photography and poetry. These creative arts are my causes, and my passions, I … Continue reading “Blogger With a Cause”